Body found in Frisco identified as Jackenheimer
A body found off of a remote cul-de-sac in Frisco over the weekend has been identified as Lynn Jackenheimer, an Ohio woman missing since July 4.
The Dare County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the identification in a statement Monday. A cause of death has not yet been determined.
The body was found Saturday at about 4:30 p.m. by a man who said he noticed a smell and saw a plastic bag in some tall grass in the Village at Salt Creek, a secluded subdivision on the soundside of Hatteras Island between Frisco Rod and Gun and the Quarterdeck Restaurant.
He told a dispatcher that thought he had found a body and saw a “Hooters” T-shirt inside the bag.
Authorities had been searching for Jackenheimer, 33, of Ashland, Ohio since Monday. She disappeared sometime around July 4 while she and her former boyfriend, Nate Summerfield, were vacationing with her two children in Salvo, about a half hour north of the area where the body was found.
The body had been sent to Greenville for an autopsy.Shortly after disclosing the identity of the body, the Sheriff’s Office said that a warrant for the arrest of Summerfield on a murder charge had been issued. Summerfield was last seen July 8 on surveillance photos at a bank in Ashland.
The Sheriff’s Office suspended its search Friday on Hatteras Island due to weather conditions. But twelve of Lynn Jackenheimer’s acquaintances, including her mother, step-father, sister, and brother, said they would not give up and would continue their own search.
After members of several law enforcement agencies spent much of Thursday morning looking around the Hatteras Colony neighborhood of Salvo, Jackenheimer’s family and friends joined officers to scour the Salvo Day Use Area.
Plans were made to investigate more areas Friday, including the use boats of to look at soundside shoreline areas of northern Hatteras Island. However, the threat of thunderstorms scrapped all plans for searching by law enforcement.
A vacation rental company is providing Jackenheimer’s family and friends with free housing on Hatteras Island for as long as they wish to stay.
Jackenheimer was last heard from when she called a friend late July 3.
Summerfield, 27, who was staying during the week of Independence Day at a rental on Cutlass Lane with Jackenheimer, their 3-year-old son, and her 13-year-old daughter, has not been seen since July 8 in Ohio when he dropped off the children with their grandparents.
Summerfield allegedly told a his brother he had strangled Jackenheimer and buried her in North Carolina. Jake Summerfield notified police in a 911 call.
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