Police search for Ohio woman on the Outer Banks

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by WEWS TV/13 News

WVEC.com

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 10 at 6:31 PM

DARE CO., NC - Searches continue from Ohio to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for Lynn Jackenheimer, who went to Nags Head for vacation and hasn't been seen since.

The 33-year-old Ashland, Ohio woman was with her ex-boyfriend, 27-year-old Nathan Summerfield, and her two children. She wasn't with them when he dropped off their 3-year-old son and her 13-year-old daughter with family around noon on Sunday.  He hasn't been seen since then.

Authorities started an investigation after Summerfield's brother called 911.

"I want to report a possible murder," Jake Summerfield told Ashland County dispatchers. "My brother was in North Carolina with his ex-girlfriend. He came back and said he strangled her and dropped his kid off and left."

"I don't believe she is in Ashland County. I don't believe she ever came back from Nags Head," said Captain Carl Richert with the Ashland County Sheriff's Department.

Dare County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Steve Hoggard said nothing turned up during a Sunday night search and there's been no news as of early Tuesday, July 10.

A post on the Dare. Co. Sheriff's Office Facebook page Tuesay afternoon stated the couple had been to Hatteras Island/OBX previously. Investigators want to hear from residents who may have had a friendship or other contact with them during this or earlier visits. Contact the Dare County Sheriff’s Office at 252-475-5980.

Police said Jackenheimer last spoke by phone with family members from Salvo, NC on July 3.

Summerfield is considered a person of interest. He was last seen July 8 in Ashland and could be in a silver Honda Civic with license plate is FMV 7540.

Ashland County Sheriff's Department is also taking information at 419- 289-3911.

 

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