DARE COUNTY, N.C. - UPDATE:
The Dare County Sheriff said the search for Lynn Jackenheirmer did resume last evening. He said deputies searched an area until about 11 p.m., although he did not say exactly where they were.
He told NewsChannel 5 his team will be reviewing some information and then make decisions about if and when search efforts will begin again.
Meantime in Richmond, Virginia, Jackenheimer's mother, Laura Johnson, is leading an unofficial search in that area. "We checked a wooded area," said Naomi Jackson who was best friend's with Jackenheimer and accompanying her mother in Richmond.
Nate Summerfield made a stop there on July 7th staying at a Super 8 hotel. Family said he checked in by himself.
"We were showed the room but we haven't been able to find anything," said Jackson. "We are going to be leaving here soon and heading to North Carolina," she continued.
A billboard featuring Jackenheirmer is up in Elyria. It reads, "Help us bring Lynn Jackenheirmer back." At least, two other billboards will be going up soon according to family members. One near the Richland Mall in Mansfield and another in the Columbus area.
Raymond Johnson, Jackenheimer's step-father, is out trying to find a new place for the family to stay here in the Outter Banks. They had to check out of their rental by 10 a. m.
The family is asking for the publics help in aiding their search. Donations can be made to the Lynn Jackenheirmer Family Trust Fund at any Chase Bank.
The Dare County Sheriff's called off the search for 33-year-old Lynn Jackenheimer just before noon on Friday.
Major Normand Johnson said new information had come from Ohio and they must take time to go through it. Johnson said he was unsure when the search would resume. Weather also played a factor, as it did rain, though out part of the morning.
"I'm staying out here. I don't care. I'm going to keep looking for my baby," said Raymond Johnson, Jackenheimer's stepfather.
He, along with about 15 people, joined law enforcement in North Carolina on Friday at about 9 a.m. They divided up into teams of three, searching wooded areas as well as an eight-block stretch of residential area where the family had stayed while here.
The mother of two took her children and accompanied by ex-boyfriend Nate Summerfield down to the Outter Banks in North Carolina for the Fourth of July. Summerfield had an order of protection filed against him in 2009 regarding Jackenheimer.
"Think about your kids, dude," said Shaun, Lynn's brother. "Do the right thing. Be a man... Why would you bring your kids on vacation and do something like that. It's totally beyond me."
Jackenhiemer's best friend, Naomi Jackson, told NewsChannel5 she believes Jackenheimer wanted to reunite their family. Summerfield returned from North Carolina only with their 3-year-old son and Jackenheimer's 13-year-old daughter. The Ashland mother was no where to be found.
"Do it for your son. Give him a place where they can go," said Brittany Patterson, Shaun's fiancée , making a plea to Summerfield to give them some information about Jackenheimer's whereabouts.
"Let her come home to the family and establish some sort of peace."
The family's search is expected to continue on Saturday, with Jackenheimer's mother now in North Carolina to aid. There is no word if law enforcement in Dare County will be joining them.
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