Ashland community to be honored for helping find fugitive Nate Summerfield last summer

ASHLAND, Ohio - Residents in Ashland County will receive an award Thursday afternoon for helping investigators in the search for fugitive, Nate Summerfield.

U.S. Marshals invited the residents to attend a special ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Ashland County Sheriff's Office.

Citizens in Ashland are expected to receive "The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force Citizens Award."

Nate Summerfield is accused of killing his estranged girlfriend and mother of two, Lynn Jackenheimer.

Summerfield went on vacation last July with Jackenheimer to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Soon after, Jackenheimer was reported missing. Her friends, family and community members put up flyers, and raised money for a reward in the search for the missing Ashland mom. Some friends and family even traveled to North Carolina to help investigators search for her.

A construction worker discovered Jackenheimer's body in a vacant lot in the Outer Banks. Summerfield was on the run for more than a month before officials found him in a Medina County hotel.

He's in a North Carolina jail waiting for his murder trial to begin.

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