FRISCO, N.C. -- A body was found near the area where authorities and family have been searching for Lynn Jackenheimer, a missing Ashland mother.
Police found remains of an unidentified person in the community of Frisco, which is 30 miles south of Salvo, where Lynn Jackenheimer vacationed with her estranged boyfriend, Nate Summerfield, and her two children.
The body was found between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Saturday.
Major Norman Johnson with the Dare County Sheriff's office says they have not identified the remains and haven't confirmed whether the remains are male or female.
The body was found under a tree, covered with brush near a cul-de-sac on Salt Creek Court.
The State Bureau of Investigation is processing the scene and searching the area for additional evidence.
WKYC's Dave Summers spoke with Jackenheimer's mother, Lora Johnson, who traveled to the area with family to help with search efforts. The family has decided not to comment until the remains of the body are identified.
Family was still in the area when the body was found. WKYC crews have been in North Carolina since Thursday.
Here is the statement issued late Saturday evening by Captain W. Charles Nieman from the Dare County Sheriff's Department:
On July 14, 2012, at approximately 4:30 pm, a call was received indicating a suspicious condition in the Frisco area of Hatteras Island. Members of the Dare County Sheriff's Office responded and found the body of a deceased person.
The body has not been identified at this time and currently, we have no additional information.
As more information becomes available, we will update the media accordingly. Please be advised, at this point this is the only information we have available.