Family members of an Ashland mother slain in North Carolina said that they want justice.
Sheriff's officials in Dare County, N.C. officially identified a body that was found as Lynn Jackenheimer.
Jackenheimer disappeared more than a week ago after vacationing with her ex-boyfriend, Nate Summerfield, 27, in Nags Head, North Carolina.
Summerfield, who is also missing, was labeled a person of interest in the case after allegedly telling a family member that he killed Jackenheimer. He was officially wanted for murder as of Monday evening.
Kerri Workman lives a few doors down from the man now accused of killing the mother of two. She did not know Jackenheimer, but like so many in this community, she still grieved her loss.
"You prayed all week you know, 'Please let them find her alive,'" Workman said. "Then it got to the point that you know, 'Please, just some information.' But when you get that news, you break down."
Jackenheimer's body was found in a bag about 30 minutes from where Jackenheimer was last seen.
The Dare County Sheriff said that because of the condition and position of the body, they could not tell if it is a male or female without the autopsy.
The news of the discovery gripped the community.
"As a mother I think it kind of terrifies you to think that this could be our daughter," Jan Christian said. "This could be our child, and it's horrific."
As the investigation moves forward, those who knew Jackenheimer are searching for closure.
"I want her family to know that he's not going to get away with it," said former co-worker Brittnee Greshner. "That there will be some type of justice for her."
The cause of Jackenheimer's death was not immediately known.
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