Murder in Outer Banks, North Carolina eventually led to the arrest of 27-year old Nathan Summerfield of Ohio. He was surprised by police at a motel yesterday morning and taken into custody for the death of his 33-year old girlfriend, Lynn Jackenheimer.
Jackenheimer was vacationing in the Outer Banks area with her children around the July 4th holiday when she disappeared; her body was later found in a vacant lot about twenty miles away. She had been strangled and stabbed. Summerfield allegedly confessed to his brother that he’d strangled her, which led to his brother going to authorities. They have been looking for him ever since, but Summerfield has been on the run after dropping Jackenheimer’s children off at their home in Ashland, Ohio.
“We had sightings of this individual all over the country,” U.S. Marshall Peter Elliot said.
Summerfield will be extradited back to North Carolina to face the murder charges.