Weather Impedes Search for Missing Ashland Woman
ASHLAND, Ohio — The search effort for a missing Ashland woman was suspended on Friday because of the threat of bad weather.
Crews had spent several hours on Thursday combing the ground in Dare County, North Carolina.
Last week, 33-year-old Lynn Jackenheimer, of Ashland, traveled to the Outer Banks for a family vacation when she disappeared. On Sunday, her boyfriend, 27-year-old Nate Summerfield, drove home to Ashland with the two kids and then vanished.
Late Wednesday night, Lynn’s family and friends drove to North Carolina to join in the search effort. Lynn’s stepfather told FOX8 News he spent the afternoon searching brush.
Although they did not find anything, they are not ready to give up.
“I can’t keep waiting and waiting. It’s way too late. We need to find her now,” said Lynn’s stepfather Raymond Johnson.
“We’re not finding him; we’re not finding her, so now we’re angry, we’re frustrated,” said Lynn’s sister Tara Johnson.
Friday’s search may have included helicopters and covered more residential areas.
At the time of this report there was no indication when the search would resume.
In the meantime, the community of Ashland is continuing to show support for the family.
“We made these flyers; we sent them down with the family last night to North Carolina to hang up down there,” said Lynn’s friend Naomi Jackson.
Thursday afternoon, a steady stream of cars lined up outside the Beer Barrel Drive-Thru to buy t-shirts and give donations.
“We’re selling them for $10, and we’re giving all the proceeds to the family to help with the search,” said Jackson. “He’s been making them since 6:30 this morning and they just keep selling out.”
With continuing support from her hometown, loved ones are praying for a miracle.
“We’re just holding out hope we can find her, anyway that we can. We just wanna get her back here,” said Jackson.