UPDATE: Search for missing teen

Feb. 01, 2013 @ 03:51 PM

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office has suspended its search for an 18-year-old from High Point missing for three weeks after combing City Lake Park Wednesday and Thursday.
A Sheriff’s Office representative said Friday that the search would resume after any new clues or leads are produced. Between 15 and 20 law enforcement officers, using cadaver dog teams, searched at City Lake Park over two days.
Meanwhile, relatives of missing Dorien Jackson will continue their own search. The family has organized a search and  neighborhood door-to-door canvas today. The organizers and volunteers will meet in front of 1129 Tangle Lane off Penny Road at 10 a.m. today.
Jackson has been missing since Jan. 10.

 

 

Guilford County sheriff’s deputies and other searchers didn’t find a missing teenager Thursday during a second day of combing City Lake Park.
Dorien Daymon Jackson, 18, has been missing since Jan. 10. Between 15 and 20 officers have been involved searching at City Lake Park Wednesday and Thursday, said Sheriff’s Office Maj. Tom Shepard.
On Wednesday, cadever dogs brought to the lake detected an area where the dogs sensed indications of a body. Divers coped with water around 46 degrees. Visibilty was around 6 inches, which made the search difficult and cut into the divers’ time in the water.
Jackson left his Tangle Lane home the evening of Jan. 10 to visit a friend, according to family members. Nobody has seen or heard from him since he left a friend’s home on Penny Road in Jamestown, said his mother, Betty Jackson.
She told The High Point Enterprise late Thursday afternoon that there still wasn’t updated information on her son’s whereabouts.
After Jackson’s bicycle was found near the park last weekend, sheriff’s office deputies conducted a search of the area on foot and by plane.
Investigators on Wednesday and Thursday searched the woods surrounding the lake, and divers searched a portion of the lake.
Jackson is a black male, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 130 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact sheriff’s Detective D.K. Jones at 641-5968 or 641-3690.

UPDATE: Guilford County Sheriff's Office deputies and other searchers returned Thursday morning to City Lake to look for an 18-year-old from High Point, said Maj. Tom Shepard.

The search was called off Wednesday afternoon because of the approaching inclement weather.

 

Authorities searched City Lake Park Wednesday for a High Point teen missing since Jan. 10.
Dorien Daymon Jackson, 18, left his Tangle Lane home that evening to visit a friend, according to family members. After leaving the friend’s home on Penny Road in Jamestown, “nobody else has seen or heard anything of him since that time,” said his mother, Betty Jackson.
After Jackson’s bicycle was found near the park last weekend, Guilford County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a search of the area on foot and by plane.
Sheriff’s officials returned to the park Wednesday and searched the woods surrounding the lake with the help of cadaver dogs. Divers searched a portion of the lake but did not find anything.
The discovery of the bicycle prompted the additional search Wednesday, said sheriff’s Sgt. George Moore. Investigators have had little to go on as to Jackson’s whereabouts, Moore said. He does not have a vehicle and investigators thought it was possible he may have caught a ride with someone after leaving his bicycle, he said.
Jackson is thought to frequent the Five Points area and would sometimes disappear from home for a day or two but would usually post something on Facebook about what he was up to, his mother said.
Family members have placed fliers with Jackson’s picture and description information throughout Five Points and around Jamestown where they thought people might have seen him, she said.
“It’s getting to the point where I’m really getting worried about him,” Betty Jackson said of her son, a Guilford Technical Community College student. “If anybody has seen him, I sure would love it if they would let us know.”
Jackson is a black male, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 130 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.
Anyone with information is asked to contact sheriff’s Detective D.K. Jones at 641-5968 or 641-3690.