Authorities in North Carolina will not seek the death penalty for Nate Summerfield, the Ashland man accused of killing his girlfriend Lynn Jackenheimer last year.
CLEVELAND - The community is invited to offer condolences during a public wake from 2 - 6 p.m. this Sunday at the Wappner Funeral Directors located at 308 Claremont in downtown Ashland.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. at Grace Brethern Church in Ashland. The address is 1144 West Main Street. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to benefit the children in care of Chase Bank.
The 33-year-old mother of two from Ashland was stabbed and strangled to death. An intense manhunt is on to find accused murderer 27-year-old Nate Summerfield, the estranged boyfriend of Jackenheimer who took her, their 3-year-old son and Jackenheimer's 13-year-old daughter on vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina.
Police said Summerfield came back home and dropped off the children at a family friend's house on July 8, withdrew cash from an Ashland ATM and took off in a gray Honda Civic with Ohio license plate FMV 7540.
Summerfield hasn't been seen or heard from since.
Still not known is how long Jackenheimer was dead before her body was found in a trash bag by a construction worker July 14 in Frisco, N.C., 30 minutes away from their beach cottage. The sheriff said dental records were used to positively identify the body.
Anyone with information about the case can anonymously call the Dare County Sheriff's Office at (252) 475-5980.
United States Marshals from the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force said it was the efforts of the Ashland County community that put Nathan Summerfield, the man accused of killing Lynn Jackenheimer last July, behind bars.
The man accused of killing Ashland mother of two Lynn Jackenheimer was indicted by a North Carolina grand jury for first-degree murder.
The parents of murder suspect Nate Summerfield have filed a motion to intervene in the custody hearing of their 3-year-old grandson, the child of slain Lynn Jackenheimer and imprisoned Nate Summerfield.
Police are looking into the possibility that murder suspect Nate Summerfield of Ashland had an accomplice.
A judge in North Carolina denied bond for Nate Summerfield, who's accused of murdering his estranged girlfriend, Lynn Jackenheimer, while vacationing in the Outer Banks.