Jayme Closs family home, AP photo

The Closs family home in Barron.

A Cameron man who broke into Jayme Closs’ home and stole her clothing after she was abducted was sentenced to two years of probation Wednesday, according to media reports.

Kyle Jaenke-Annis, 33, was charged with felony burglary but was convicted of misdemeanor theft in a plea deal, the Wausau Daily Herald reported.

The Associated Press reported in October that Jaenke-Annis was arrested the last weekend of October at the Closs home where Jayme was abducted and her parents James and Denise Closs were shot and killed on Oct. 15.

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Jake Thomas Patterson was later arrested after Jayme escaped in January and was convicted of her abduction and their murders, and is serving a life prison sentence with no chance for parole.

According to the criminal complaint, authorities discovered Jaenke-Annis in the Closs home early Saturday, the morning of the couple's funeral. Jaenke-Annis told investigators he found the house unlocked, walked in and took some of Jayme's clothing.

Jaenke-Annis said he took Jayme Closs' clothing — including tank tops, girl’s underwear and a dress — because they were items people wouldn’t miss. He also said he was curious about what size Jayme is. He said he did not know the Closs family.

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One might wonder if this gentleman winds up doing something as weird as Jamie's abductor some day. That's more than a little odd!

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