"All along, Patty (Wetterling) was saying, 'I knew it, I knew she was OK, '" said Jane Straub, victim assistance specialist at the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. "So, we're looking for receipts, where the suspect may have been over the last 88 days".
The few neighbors who know Patterson's family say he grew up in a cabin in a remote development that's a mix of seasonal and year-round homes about 10 miles (16 kilometers) outside Gordon proper. Investigators are trying to determine whether he worked at another job in the area.
Another aunt said that it won't be a quick journey for Jayme after all that she's been through.
"The suspect had specific intentions to kidnap Jayme and went to great lengths to prepare to take her", the sheriff said, such as shaving his head to avoid leaving traces of identifying evidence behind.
Smart, who has become an outspoken advocate against child abduction since she was found, acknowledged that Jayme is returning to circumstances "tinged with a great deal of sadness" with her parents' deaths and said she hoped the teen would find support elsewhere, including from other relatives and her friends.
Authorities had been searching for Jayme, 13, ever since October 15, when her parents were found shot dead in their Barron, Wisconsin, home.
Nutter said Jayme did not have a coat or gloves.
Detectives will keep talking to Jayme, but at her own pace, to get more details to help in their investigation.
Officials said Patterson had planned his actions and prepared for kidnapping the teen.
The home was transferred on October 23, eight days after Jayme was abducted and her parents slaughtered about 60 miles away in Barron, Wisconsin.
"He was just really quiet whenever I'd see him in the hallways and stuff", said Hannah Kroeze, who went to the same school as Patterson.
The president of the Jennie-O Turkey store in Barron, where James and Denise Closs had worked for decades, said Patterson had been an employee there for a single day three years ago. "It was a lot of sleepless nights". When the dispatcher called back, a voicemail greeting indicated the phone belonged to Denise Closs, 46.
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Jayme's aunt, Jennifer Smith, posted on Facebook Saturday that Jayme was doing well.
"Probably one of the more hard issues is going to be finding that new sense of normalcy in her life", said Smart, a 31-year-old mother of three.
Fitzgerald said he was not yet aware of any plans for a community gathering to welcome Jayme home. "(Jayme) don't know him from Adam.
"There's always hope for Rosie, I never give up", John Daniel said Friday.
The girl told Jeanne Nutter, "I'm lost, and I don't know where I am, and I need help".
Patterson, who is unemployed with no criminal record, was scheduled for an initial court appearance on Monday when homicide and kidnapping charges are expected to be filed.
Jayme told the couple she had been held captive in a cabin and didn't know where she was or anything about Gordon.
"She said that this person's name was Jake Patterson, 'he killed my parents and took me,"' said another neighbor, Kristin Kasinskas.
At Season's Cafe in Barron, that feeling is visible right below the daily special sign it reads, "A blessed day for Barron - Jayme found alive".