It is a pain few can imagine, a daughter murdered, her alleged killer still on the loose and now fight over who should get the children left behind.
For the first time since the murder of Lynn Jackenheimer, her mother and sister sat down with 10TV to share their heartbreak.
“I just feel we've been robbed this whole time, her daughter needs her to be school shopping with her,” Lynn Jackenheimer’s mother Lora Johnson said. “Her daughter needs her to take her to school, she just needs to be with them.”
Lora Johnson has not only been faced with the disappearance and death of her daughter, Lynn Jackenheimer but, now a custody battle.
Johnson takes care of Jackenheimer’s teenage daughter Ciara.
The 3-year-old son Jackenheimer mothered with her suspected killer, Nate Summerfield, is at the center of the battle.
The parents of wanted fugitive Nate Summerfield, are seeking custody of 3-year-old Leland. However, Jackenheimer’s family is fighting to keep the child.
Leland is the child of Jackenheimer and Summerfield. The two were on vacation in North Carolina, close to where she was found strangled and stabbed.
The child’s maternal grandmother said Leland misses his mother dearly. “He knows she's an angel,” Johnson said. “Watching him.”
Looking back, Lynn's sister Tasha says there is so much she regrets.
“There’s a lot of what ifs,” said Tasha Holland. “I should have done this, I should have done that, but it's too late now.”
Jackenheimer's mother has temporary custody of Leland. The Summerfield family was not available for comment.
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