Body found on Hatteras Island identified as missing Ohio mom, ex-boyfriend now wanted

Posted at 8:53 PM, Jul 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-17 15:39:57-04

Update: An autopsy report confirms the body found in a plastic bag in Frisco, NC is that of Lynn Jackenheimer, the missing Ohio mother.

Her body was discovered over the weekend by a man who was doing work near the cul-de-sac.

Jackenheimer went missing after a trip to the Outer Banks with her ex-boyfriend, Nate Summerfield, and her kids.

Police have now issued a warrant for the arrest of Summerfield.


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Summerfield dropped the kids off with family and disappeared.

His brother says Summerfield admitted to strangling Jackenheimer and tossing her body, hiding it under brush.

Her family drove from Ohio to help with the search efforts, which were suspended Friday.

They have been in North Carolina waiting for the autopsy report.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for more updates.


Hatteras Island, N.C. - The Dare County Sheriff's office reports that a dead body was found on Hatteras Island Saturday afternoon.

Members of the Dare County Sheriff's Office responded to a call indicating a suspicious condition in the Frisco Area of the Island at about 4:30 p.m. and found the body.

The Sheriff's office will not say if the body is a man or a woman.

The body was found about 25 miles from where searchers have been looking for Lynn Jackenheimer.

When asked if the body was related to the search for Jackenheimer, Captain Charlie Nieman said the office is not ruling out any possibilities.