ASHLAND, OH (WOIO) - The family of missing mother Lynn Jackenheimer is traveling to North Carolina to help search.
Dare County Sheriff's Deputies say bad weather is hindering their search for Jackenheimer.
The 33-year-old mother never returned from vacation with her boyfriend and two kids.
Ashland County Sheriff's Captain tells 19 Action News Jackenheimer went to Nags Head, North Carolina last week with 27-year-old Nathan Summerfield and her children, ages 3 and 13.
Summerfield returned on Sunday with the children. He dropped the kids off at their grandparents and then drove off.
Raymond Johnson, Jackenheimer's stepfather, says Summerfield dropped the 13-year-old special needs girl at his house on Dorchester.
"She was all by herself when we found her. He left her in the house took the little boy to his parent's house," said Raymond Johnson.
Police say there is evidence Summerfield may have something to do with Jackenheimer's disappearance. A 911 call made by his brother supports the theory.
911 CALL: My brother was in North Carolina with his ex-girlfriend and he came back and said he strangled her.
If something happened to Jackenheimer, investigators are trying to sort out if it happened in North Carolina or en route back to Ohio. Johnson says the children aren't saying much. On Sunday, police recovered both Summerfield's and Jackenheimer's cell phones.
"They mainly cry for their mom, that's what they are doing," said Raymond Johnson. "We are hoping for the best, that's all."
Jackenheimer is listed as a missing person. Police in Nags Head are also involved in the investigation.
To help in the search local businesses are selling t-shirts and bracelets, with proceeds going to the Jackenheimer family.
T-shirts are available at Beer Barrel Drive, 1280 Franklin Avenue, Ashland, OH. The phone number is 419-289-0996.
Donations are being taken through Beer Barrel
Goodfellows Pizzeria -1677 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805
Phone - 419-281-1777
Obryan's Pub -1065 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, OH
Phone - 419-207-8400
You can also donate at any Chase Bank, nationwide. The account name is Lynn Jackenheimer Family Fund Donation Account. All proceeds go directly to her family to help bring her home.