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              Shaun Jackenheimer, right, brother of Lynn Jackenheimer, and family friend Brittany Patterson, left, leave the Dare County Sheriff's Department command center on Hatteras Island, N.C. after talking with law enforcement officers on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Family members went to North Carolina to assist in the search for the body of Lynn Jackenheimer, 33, of Ashland, Ohio. Authorities say Jackenheimer went to the Outer Banks last week with her on-and-off boyfriend, Nate Summerfield, and her two children but didn't return with them. Summerfield's brother called police to say Summerfield told him he strangled the woman. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)

Shaun Jackenheimer, right, brother of Lynn Jackenheimer, and family friend Brittany Patterson, left, leave the Dare County Sheriff's Department command center on Hatteras Island, N.C. after talking with law enforcement officers on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Family members went to North Carolina to assist in the search for the body of Lynn Jackenheimer, 33, of Ashland, Ohio. Authorities say Jackenheimer went to the Outer Banks last week with her on-and-off boyfriend, Nate Summerfield, and her two children but didn't return with them. Summerfield's brother called police to say Summerfield told him he strangled the woman. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)

Tip prompts search for Ohioan wanted in NC murder

The Associated Press

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say someone in central Ohio 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 on Tuesday in a parking lot with a vehicle matching the description and license plate that 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.

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