Man sought after Ohio woman's body is found in NC

July 17, 2012 - 4:36 PM
Vacationer Disappears

Shaun Jackenheimer, right, brother of Lynn Jackenheimer, and family friend Brittany Patterson, left, leave the Dare County Sheriff's Department command center on Hatteras Island, N.C. after talking with law enforcement officers on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Family members went to North Carolina to assist in the search for the body of Lynn Jackenheimer, 33, of Ashland, Ohio. Authorities say Jackenheimer went to the Outer Banks last week with her on-and-off boyfriend, Nate Summerfield, and her two children but didn't return with them. Summerfield's brother called police to say Summerfield told him he strangled the woman. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina investigators say an Ohio woman whose body was dumped along the Outer Banks died from strangulation and stab wounds.

Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie said Tuesday the autopsy results mean officers nationwide are on the lookout for the woman's on-and-off boyfriend, 27-year-old Nathan Summerfield of Ashland, Ohio. He is wanted on a first-degree murder charge in the death of 33-year-old Lynn Jackenheimer of Ashland.

Jackenheimer disappeared earlier this month during a vacation with her children and Summerfield. Police say he returned the children to Ashland and drove away.

Summerfield's brother has told authorities that Summerfield said he strangled the woman.

Jackenheimer's body was found Saturday in a vacant lot in Frisco, about 20 to 30 miles south of where she'd been vacationing.