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Father demands justice after daughter's remains found in Lantana

Jenna Jacobsen was planning to go to substance abuse facility before she vanished.
Posted at 7:41 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 04:48:38-04

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — A father from New York expressed his extreme heartbreak and remorse on Monday after detectives confirmed that bones recently found in Lantana are the remains of his missing daughter.

A medical examiner said 20-year-old Jenna Jacobsen died of undetermined means. However, detectives are investigating her death as a homicide.

"She was an extremely kind, loving young woman," said Chris Jacobsen on Monday. "She had hopes and dreams and was aspiring to go to college and work in the veterinarian field."

Jacobsen said his daughter disappeared four weeks ago after coming to Florida to go to a substance abuse treatment facility in Broward County. He said that facility suddenly shut down, and Jenna was transferring to a facility in West Palm Beach when something went wrong.

"They made it as far as Lake Worth, there was an altercation, and she disappeared," said Chris Jacobsen.

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Jacobsen is now asking anyone with information to come forward to put whoever is responsible for Jenna's death behind bars.

"Please bring them to justice so she can rest easy and we can have closure on this," said Jacobsen. "To be victimized like this is just beyond words that I can explain."

If you know what happened to Jenna Jacobsen, call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS.