Law enforcement officials launched a manhunt on Monday for a woman and her ex-boyfriend who has been named a person of interest in her disappearance.
Ashland resident Lynn A. Jackenheimer, 33, has been listed as a missing person after she never came home from a vacation to Nags Head, N.C., with her ex-boyfriend and two children.
Jackenheimer’s ex-boyfriend, Nate Summerfield, 27, allegedly drove away after dropping off the children with his brother, who called 911 and said that Summerfield told him that he murdered his ex-girlfriend, the mother of his 3-year-old son.
Friends said that they were worried for Jackenheimer’s safety.
“I thought it would be good for all of us to get together and feel like we’re not just sitting at home wondering what’s going on,” said friend Naomi Jackson.
Friends and family formed a search party in hopes to locate the woman, who also has a 13-year-old daughter with a different father.
“I just want the kids to have their mom home; I just want her to come back. I want this to be over,” said friend Stacey Longden.
The Ashland Sheriff's Office, police and Nags Head, N.C., authorities are involved in the investigation.
10TV News obtained a 2009 temporary protection order against Summerfield that Jackenheimer filed. A judge ordered Summerfield to spend 30 days in jail and placed him on two years probation.
“Nate just wasn’t a very nice person,” Jackson said. “There was previous violence against Lynn.”
Sheriff’s deputies said that they found Summerfield’s cell phone on a street in Ashland on Sunday and were searching it to determine Jackenheimer’s whereabouts.
Deputies also said that they had video surveillance from an Ashland bank in which Summerfield was seen driving a dark gray 2009 Honda Civic with Ohio license No. FMV-7540.
Anyone with information about Jackenheimer or Summerfield is asked to call the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at 419-289-3911.
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