Crime scene tape and LCSO vehicles surround River Hall home

Reporter: Jolena Esperto Writer: Paul Dolan
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Lee County Sheriff’s Office trucks and vehicles responded to the scene in Olga, Thursday morning. They lined the streets, blocking off the scene to investigate.

Deputies put up a large black curtain at the scene to block the view of what was happening.

Deputies at the scene brought out a ladder, tools and gloves.

In the last hour, Lee County Sheriff’s deputies loaded large boxes from the house into a crime scene unit.

It is unknown what was in them.

Deputies were at the scene because the man who lives in the house has been missing, apparently for weeks.

Deputies took down a black curtain that blocked the driveway all day but did not let anyone get any closer.

Early Thursday, the medical examiner arrived and was at the scene for quite a while before leaving.

People in the neighborhood said deputies have been at the house intermittently for the last couple of weeks.

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LCSO at the active Olga scene. CREDIT: WINK News

The sheriff’s office does confirm a man is missing but will not identify him.

Neighbors said they didn’t notice him missing, just thought he was on vacation, but they said his parents asked LCSO to do a wellness check back on June 22.

A sheriff’s office report says that deputies arrested the missing man’s son 31-year-old Jake Hemmert on a fugitive warrant.

He remains in custody at this hour.

Meanwhile, the people who knew the missing man said that he is a quiet and nice neighbor to have. He rode his yellow bike every morning in all black, went to the gym and to the pool, and they’re wondering where he may be now.

This is an active scene, and WINK News will update this article with more information when it becomes available.

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