Authorities: Body Found, Possible Lead in Case of Missing Ashland Woman

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DARE COUNTY, North Carolina -- A body was found in the Frisco Area of Hatteras Island in North Carolina Saturday.

Authorities have not yet identified the body, but say they are treating all developments in the case of missing Ashland woman Lynn Jackenheimer as possible leads. Deputies say the body could be identified as late as Monday or Tuesday.

The Dare County Sheriff's Department says they received a call about a "suspicious condition" on the island at approximately 4:30 p.m. When officials arrived, they found the body.

The body was found approximately 25 miles from where search crews are looking for Lynn Jackenheimer, 33.

Lynn Jackenheimer, a mother of two, went missing more than a week ago after leaving on a vacation with her children and ex-boyfriend Nathaniel Summerfield, 27. Summerfield returned to a relative’s house without Jackenheimer, dropped off the children, ages 13 and 3, and made a disturbing confession.

In the call to Ashland Police Summerfield’s brother told them “I wanted to report a possible murder, my brother was in North Carolina with his ex-girlfriend and he came back and said he strangled her and he dropped his kid off and left.”

Summerfield is now also missing, and police are searching for him as well.

Friday, Jackenheimer's friends and family left Ohio for North Carolina to aid authorities in her search. Her mother Lora Johnson, sister Tammy and three of Lynn’s close friends flew out of Akron-Canton airport on their way to the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

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