"On Thursday evening the Barron County Sheriff's Department was notified by the Douglas CO WI Sheriff's Department that they had located Jayme Closs alive", Barron County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.
According to a post by the department, Jayme will be reunited with her family Thursday night.
Assistant Police Chief Kevin Magno of the Franklin Police Department also said the law enforcement presence had nothing to do with Closs.
Jayme went missing on October 15, when her parents, James and Denise Closs, who worked for Jennie-O Turkey, were both found shot to death in their rural home.
Shortly after Closs was found, a suspect was taken into custody.
Jayme Closs, whose parents, aged 56 and 46, were discovered shot in their family home a year ago, was located on Thursday evening, police said. I can't wait to get my arms around her. There are no other details on the case at this time due to a fluid and active investigation. "A lot of people have been praying daily, as I have".
Two months after Jayme had been missing, Fitzgerald said the lack of evidence seemed to suggest that the killer or killers didn't get far in the home as investigators had not recovered any DNA evidence or fingerprints, nor did they find shoe prints inside the home.
At a news conference, police said they had received about 400 tips from the public since the 13-year-old disappeared and an Amber Alert was issued for her. "It's like taking a big black cloud in the sky and getting rid of it and the sun comes out again".
Both Jayme and Denise have been described as quiet, kind, religious and giving, an example of how a loving mom raised her daughter with her own good values. "I thought today was going to be the day, and then I find out two hours later she's found and I just can not believe this".
The notification that Jayme had been found came just four hours after Fitzgerald had taken to Twitter to debunk a report that she had been found alive near Walworth County.
Douglas County is roughly 80 miles north of Barron County.