According to theDaily Mail, the suspect in the Jayme Closs case, 21-year-old Jake Patterson, wrote a letter to a friend while in prison that details what he and 13-year-old Jayme did together, and he even surrounds his victim's names with hearts. The letterallegedlywritten by Patterson, first shared byRadar Online, reads the following:
Hi, thanks for taking time to write me. I'm by myself most of the time so far, so it's nice getting letters. My family still supports me, even if I don't deserve it, but yeah everyone else hasn't. Not a single piece of hate mail though. I wonder if it's because everyone forgot about me or the staff throws them away. I hate myself enough for everyone anyways. It's weird. I went for years never committing a crime or really doing anything bad, to doing the worst thing a human can do. Just one big f*** up haha.
We actually have some of the same hobbies. I like swimming, fishing, and hiking, at least during the summer. Hunting is super big where I'm from, but I've never done it. I like to drive dirt bikes too. There's a bunch of cool trails and places to drive where I lived. I love dogs. My mom has a black lab named (??). He's 12 years old. My brother has a mystery breed named (??) that he found tied up in the woods left to die :(. He also got a puppy named "Vale" a couple of weeks before (heart) Jayme (heart) ran away. I love Mexican food too :), but I like lots of stuff. Chocolate and berries are probably my favorite. Me and Jayme cooked a bunch of stuff. Cooking is another thing I like doing a lot. Well, IDK, thanks for writing me again, it's a really good distraction and makes me a little less sad.
It's not clear who Patterson is writing back to, but from the context it seems as though a stranger reached out to him for support. The publication did not provide the first letter to Patterson or the identity of the recipient of the letter, soit's very possible that this is a fabricated letter.
Patterson's arraignment is set for March 27.