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.
ASHLAND, Ohio - The man accused of killing an Ashland mother of two and leaving her remains in the Outer Banks has been indicted.
A Dare County, North Carolina jury indicted Nate Summerfield on Monday for first-degree murder in the death of Lynn Jackenheimer, the sheriff's office said.
Summerfield was arrested at a Wadsworth hotel on Aug. 15 after about a month on the run. He was extradited back to North Carolina just days after.
Jackenheimer, 33, went on vacation with her two children and Summerfield, her ex-boyfriend, over the Fourth of July holiday to Nags Head, N.C. Summerfield returned from the trip and dropped off their 3-year-old son and Jackenheimer's 13-year-old daughter with a family friend.
While police searched for Summerfield, Jackenheimer's family traveled to North Carolina to search for Jackenheimer. On July 14, a construction worker found Jackenheimer's body in a bag about 30 minutes from where she was last seen.
No future court dates for Summerfield have been set, the Dare County Sheriff's Office said.
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.