"I have a gut feeling she's (Jayme's) still alive".
Barron Mayor Ron Fladten said Thursday night (local time) he hadn't heard any details about Jayme's discovery yet but was overjoyed at learning she is alive. "A lot of people have been praying daily, as I have".
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. "It's like taking a big black cloud in the sky and getting rid of it and the sun comes out again".
He acknowledged that Jayme may not be the same person she was before she disappeared. "She's no doubt been through just a bad ordeal. I thought today was going to be the day, and then I find out two hours later that she's found and I just can not believe this".
Douglas County is roughly 80 miles north of Barron County.
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