(NEW YORK) — Police in North Carolina searching for an Ohio mother whose ex-boyfriend allegedly confessed to his brother that he strangled her during a vacation trip have found a body.
The body was found about 30 minutes from the vacation home where Lynn Jackenheimer, 33, was staying with her ex-boyfriend, Nathan Summerfield.
Summerfield, 27, has been called a “person of interest” in Jackenheimer’s disappearance.
Dare County, N.C., Sheriff Doug Doughtie told ABC News affiliate WEWS-TV in Cleveland that a man doing some construction saw something suspicious and when he investigated he found a body.
Doughtie said authorities are working to identify the body, but they do not know whether it is a man or woman.
Jackenheimer and Summerfield spent a week vacationing in Nags Head, N.C., with their 3-year-old son and Jackenheimer’s 13-year-old daughter.
On Sunday, Summerfield returned to Ohio and dropped the two children off with family, when he reportedly confessed to his brother that he killed his ex-girlfriend.
“I want to report a possible murder. My brother was in North Carolina with his ex-girlfriend. He came back and said he strangled her and dropped his kid off and left,” Jake Summerfield told an Ashland county dispatcher.
Police in Ohio, along with the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, began coordinating an investigation and a search of the Nags Head area.
Summerfield was last seen on Sunday driving a silver Honda Civic. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ashland County Sheriff’s Department at 419- 289-3911.
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Tom LoBianco, Deirdre Walsh and Tal Kopan, CNN
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