9:42 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Ashland man charged with murder spotted in Columbus

The search for an Ashland man wanted in the killing of his girlfriend has moved to Columbus. Police say a central Ohio resident reported seeing a man suspected of killing his on-and-off girlfriend during a vacation to North Carolina's Outer Banks, but a search turned up nothing.

Officers searched for Nathan Summerfield on the east side of Columbus after a woman said she spotted Summerfield last night in a parking lot with a vehicle matching the description authorities had publicized. Summerfield is wanted on a murder charge in the death of 33-year-old Lynn Jackenheimer of Ashland, Ohio, who disappeared earlier this month while vacationing with Summerfield and her children. Her body was found in a vacant lot in Frisco, N.C. Police say Summerfield returned the children to Ashland and drove away. Summerfield's brother has told authorities that Summerfield said he strangled the woman.