DARE COUNTY, North Carolina -- Officials held a press conference Tuesday in North Carolina where they released new details about the death of a once missing Ohio mom, Lynn Jackenheimer.
They say the mother of two was strangled and stabbed.
Late Monday evening, officials issued a warrant for the arrest of Jackenheimer’s ex-boyfriend, Nate Summerfield.
Jackenheimer's body was recovered in Frisco, North Carolina on July 14th.
She disappeared while on a family vacation in the Outer Banks with her estranged boyfriend, Nathan Summerfield, 27.
Police have been searching for Summerfield since July 8th. Summerfield returned to Ashland, Ohio that day with the couple’s 3-year-old son and Jackenheimer’s 13-year-old daughter but without Lynn.
Summerfield reportedly told his brother that he strangled Jackenheimer and disposed of her body.
Investigators say Summerfield fled in a 2009 dark metallic gray Honda Civic. The Ohio license plate is FMV 7540.
According to the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, investigators discovered Jackenheimer’s body Saturday afternoon beneath small trees and brush, about 10 to 20 yards from a cul-de-sac in the city of Frisco. The area is about 25 miles from where she went missing.
Captain Charles Nieman with the Dare County Sheriff’s Office says a person doing paperwork in a parked car noticed something odd, either by sight or smell, just off the road, and got out of the car to investigate. That person then called police.
“That neighborhood is actually a water access community. There is a dock that leads out to the sound. That dock to where the body was found is about 30 yards,” Capt. Nieman explained.
A fund has been set up in support of Jackenheimer’s two children. People can donate to the Lynn A. Jackenheimer Family Trust Fund at any Chase Bank branch.