Family and Friends Continue Search For Missing Mother

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AKRON, Ohio-More friends and family are joining the search for a missing mother who disappeared while on vacation with her boyfriend.

Friday evening, Lynn Jackenheimer's mother led a group that left for North Carolina.

Lora Johnson, her sister Tammy and three of Lynn's close friends flew out of Akron-Canton airport on their way to the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

"Hoping to find her, it is just as plan as that, and anything, just hoping to find her or answers," said Johnson.

Johnson is joining other family and friends who are searching for her daughter, 33-year old Lynn Jackenheimer.

The mother of two, went on a Fourth of July vacation with her on and off boyfriend, 27-year old Nathan Summerfield. She has not been seen since then.

He returned to Ashland with her two children, but according to his brother, confessed to killing her.

He took off, and police have not been able to locate him.

"I believe that Nate told his brother that he strangled her and buried her in the woods off the side of the road and covered her with brush," said Raymond Johnson, Jackenheimer's stepfather.

Other relatives and friends have been searching for Lynn in North Carolina for several days.

The Dare County, North Carolina sheriff's department searched a three mile area by air, ground and boat, but suspended the search Friday because of bad weather.

"Unless something else comes in we are probably not gonna do another search until we develop more," said Major Norman Johnson.

Jackenheimer's mother, family, and friends say the community support they've received since her disappearance is overwhelming.

"Oh my gosh, I can't begin to tell you, how amazing everybody's been and from donations to prayers....everything, offering everything, so we couldn't begin to thank them enough," her mother said.

"Lynn was a beautiful person. She loved everyone. She cared for everyone. As the way the community is showing back, I mean, that's the kind of love that she gave out, I mean that's why people care so much about finding her," said friend Liz Trent.

Lynn's family hopes to find her alive, or at least some answers to what happened to her.

"We're coming for you and we're coming to help. That's what we're doing," said Johnson.

The Ashland County Sheriff's Office and the Dare County, North Carolina Sheriff's Office say there are no new leads in the case.

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