Ohio Man Man Charged In Outer Banks Murder In Custody

Summerfield was wanted on a murder charge in the death of 33-year-old Lynn Jackenheimer of Ashland, Ohio.(Photo: Ashland County Sheriff's Office)
Summerfield was wanted on a murder charge in the death of 33-year-old Lynn Jackenheimer of Ashland, Ohio.(Photo: Ashland County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities say an Ohio man suspected of killing his on-and-off girlfriend during a vacation to North Carolina’s Outer Banks is in custody after a monthlong nationwide manhunt.

The U.S. Marshals Service says Nathan Summerfield was captured Wednesday morning in northeast Ohio.

The agency says authorities surprised Summerfield at a motel in Wadsworth, where he had just checked in a day earlier.

Summerfield was wanted on a murder charge in the death of 33-year-old Lynn Jackenheimer of Ashland, Ohio. She disappeared in July while vacationing with Summerfield and her children. Her body was found in a vacant lot in Frisco, N.C., about 20 to 30 miles from where she’d been vacationing.

The suspect’s brother has told authorities that Summerfield said he strangled Jackenheimer.

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