The search has intensified for a missing Ashland mother. Lynn Jackenheimer went on a vacation with her boyfriend and children last week but never returned.
The boyfriend brought the kids home on July 8, but Lynn is missing. The boyfriend, Nathan Summerfield, has also now dropped out of sight. Investigators say he is a person of interest in the case after he made incriminating statements to his brother.
Now Lynn's best friend is talking exclusively to WKYC's Dave Summers about the last time she or anyone else spoke to Lynn and whether it may help investigators.
Alex Taylor says she talked to Lynn at 11:27 on the night of July 3. She says she could hear the couple's son and Lynn's 13-year-old autistic daughter in the background.
According to Taylor, Jackenheimer agreed to the trip in an effort to reconcile the relationship. This despite the fact that three years ago Summerfield was convicted of domestic violence and Jackenheimer obtained a restraining order against him.
"I didn't hear in her voice that made me concerned. She didn't say anything that made me worry that something was wrong," said Taylor.
Taylor says she is reluctant to share further specifics about that conversation with anyone but investigators. She fears saying the wrong thing could jeopardize Lynn.
The community of Ashland is now coming together to offer a $5000 reward for any information leading to the whereabouts of the missing mother of two.