Police were searching the east side for a man accused of killing an Ashland woman in North Carolina.
According to police, a witness said that they found Nate Summerfield and his vehicle at an apartment complex, located off of East Broad Street and Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road. Police said that Summerfield was believed to be in a dark grey Honda Civic with Ohio license No. FMV-7540.
Summerfield was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the strangulation and stabbing death of Lynn Jackenheimer.
The witness, who did not want to give her name for safety reasons, told 10TV she was going to get her mail when she saw a man matching Summerfield's description next to a car by the mailboxes and a dumpster.
"The guy around it was acting a little weird. He was ducked down to the car next to it, messing with the license plate, which didn't look right," the witness told 10TV's Glenn McEntyre.
She says the license plate matched what she saw online and called police.
Monday, Dare County, N.C., officials positively identified a body found earlier this week as that of Lynn Jackenheimer.
Medical examiners in Greenville, N.C., finished an autopsy on Tuesday and ruled that the cause of Jackenheimer’s death was strangulation and stabbing.
Jackenheimer disappeared more than a week ago after vacationing with her ex-boyfriend, Nate Summerfield, 27, in Nags Head, N.C.
Dare County officials said on Tuesday that a nationwide search began for Summerfield. Officials said that the man’s information was entered into the FBI’s national crime database, and Summerfield is listed as a nationally wanted person.
The U.S. Marshals’ Violent Fugitive Task Force also was joining the search. Marshals were offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of Summerfield.
Jackenheimer's body was found in a bag about 30 minutes from where Jackenheimer was last seen vacationing with Summerfield, their son and her 13-year-old daughter.
Summerfield drove the children back to Ashland and dropped them off with a family member, who he allegedly told that he killed Jackenheimer.
With the help of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, deputies spent three to four hours flying over Ashland County on Tuesday in hopes of spotting Summerfield.
Jackenheimer’s stepfather, Raymond Johnson, said that Jackenheimer’s children were not aware that their mother was dead.
“Then we found her, it was like digging up a bag of trash – that’s how he threw her away like a bag of garbage,” Johnson said.
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