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Ohio woman found at Outer Banks was strangled, stabbed

Posted July 17, 2012

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— An autopsy determined that an Ohio woman whose body was found at the Outer Banks Saturday died from strangulation and stab wounds, according to Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie.

During a press conference Tuesday, Doughtie declined to elaborate further on the circumstances surrounding Lynn Jackenheimer's death, citing the ongoing investigation.

Investigators say Jackenheimer, 33, went to Hatteras Island two weeks ago with her on-and-off boyfriend, Nate Summerfield, her 13-year-old daughter and their 3-year-old son but didn't return with them.

She was last seen alive July 4 at the property they rented near Salvo.

A person called 911 Saturday after discovering her body in a trash bag in Frisco, about 20 to 30 miles from where she disappeared, and realizing it could be Jackenheimer. On Monday, the medical examiner's office in Greenville positively identified the body as Jackenheimer.

Authorities then issued an arrest warrant for Summerfield on a first-degree murder charge. He was not in custody as of Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities in Ashland, Ohio, said that Summerfield returned the children to his family and has not been seen since. His brother called 911 and told police that Summerfield told him he strangled Jackenheimer.

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  • Sumo Vita Jul 18, 2012

    "I divorced in 2007 from an unfaithful bi-polar woman and she put me through hell... but I fought for my boys with every thing I had and every dime I could find, and I got my boys. It shouldn't have to be that difficult! "

    Good for you, and I agree - the courts are hugely biased in favor of women. Whenever I hear self-proclaimed feminists whine about hard they've got it as women, I usually point to the courts as an example. There's no question that there's much misogyny in the world, but a lot of that is most pronounced in the developing world - not here in the US. Those truly concerned about the welfare of women need to be focusing their attention on the honor killings and general abuse of women in the Middle East. Yet my experience has been that the majority of the whiners are usually upper or middle-class women, that had no problems trading on their looks when they were younger, but start complaining as they age and begin losing that advantage.

  • ndadszucs Jul 18, 2012

    "but PLEASE don't give me this woman are always they ones in the right because that would not be the truth and wouldn't be fair to say. Especially if you say or act that way just because you are a women" -d99gr81

    Where did I say anything even remotely similar that that?

  • d99gr81 Jul 18, 2012

    @ndadszucs

    You must not read after stories of why men did things and a major thing was the men referred to the money and the issues dealing with the woman taking the kids and their money and possessions. Look you can man bash all you want, that is not the goal in my conversation. The point is MEN need to step up and take responsibility for their kids and fight to get fair custody so those like myself that did nothing to deserve what we went through and don't deserve to lose our kids have a easier chance and WE don't have to fight so hard to get our kids(like I had too) or equal custody. Yes in domestic violence its primarily men who act violently but PLEASE don't give me this woman are always they ones in the right because that would not be the truth and wouldn't be fair to say. Especially if you say or act that way just because you are a women.

  • d99gr81 Jul 18, 2012

    I know they were not married I was referring to the conversation at the time was in regards to divorce.

  • Zorg Jul 18, 2012

    "Another good candidate for the CHAIR and spare me your sympathy for the poor gone astray lad & liberal group speak."

    We don't use the chair anymore, we use a table. come to think of it, we don't use that much either.

  • ndadszucs Jul 18, 2012

    "Then these men would stop resorting to such violence." -d99gr81

    Abusive and violent men will be violent regardless if they're angry over a divorce and custody of their children, or if they're angry because someone didn't do the laundry correctly, left food out, didn't cook the food properly, etc. This man is an abuser. Period. She could've simply given him a foul look before he killed her, we don’t know. It is not up to one partner to control their abusive partner. It is the job of the individual to control their own selves.

  • 12-21-12 Jul 18, 2012

    Is he in custody?

  • commonsense4 Jul 18, 2012

    marek335 - very few people will feel sorry for this guy - liberal, conservative, moderate.

    I guess you would like to believe the opposite to paint your own picture on people - but remember . . . that is not them - it is just what you would like to believe they are like so you can demonize them. Pretty sad and shows your massive insecurities!

  • marek335 Jul 18, 2012

    Another good candidate for the CHAIR and spare me your sympathy for the poor gone astray lad & liberal group speak.

  • uncw05 Jul 18, 2012

    d99gr81- they weren't married, so no alimony. As for custody, he messed himself up on that one when he was convicted of domestic violence against his own child's mother.

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