Experts seem to confirm what many of us have been thinking. It just doesn’t make any sense.
A criminal behavior expert says the actions of Jayme Closs’s kidnapper are baffling. Robert Geffner, a criminal behavior expert from San Diego, says this particular case doesn’t fit the patterns that are usually apparent in criminal deviance.
On October 15th of last year, 21-year-old Jake Patterson kidnapped 13-year-old Jayme Closs after murdering her parents in their Barron home. She was held captive for 88 days, until she was able to escape Patterson’s remote home in Gordon. Geffner said the fact that Patterson was a complete stranger who chose Closs at random and then went to extreme measures to kill her family in front of her is unusual.
He also said Patterson’s lack of a criminal record and unremarkable background is also unusual for the gravity of crimes he committed against Closs.