MADISON, Wis. (WMTV / WEAU) - Barron-native Chris Kroeze dedicated his performance on "The Voice" Monday night to a missing girl from his hometown.
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"This dedication song has a good message of hope," said Kroeze. "My hometown has been through a lot lately, there was an abduction of a 13-year-old girl from Barron. Her name is Jayme Closs. She still hasn't been found. It's just unsettling you know it doesn't happen there. This is for Barron."
The Barron County Sheriff's Office believes Closs was taken from her home in Barron after her parents were shot and killed October 15. A nationwide search is still ongoing for Closs.
Kroeze performed the Beatles hit, "Let it Be" Monday night. The Barron County Sheriff's Office thanked Kroeze for getting out a message of hope and bringing Jayme home.
You can vote for Barron native Chris Kroeze on "The Voice" until 6 a.m. Tuesday. Kroeze hopes to make it another step closer to the finale next month. To vote, click here.
This isn't the first time Kroeze performed "Let it Be." In October, a week after Closs' abduction, he performed the song at a vigil at the Barron High School Football Stadium. On October 25, he gave Closs' classmates a special performance.