The Grace Brethren Church of Ashland, Ohio (Dan Allan, pastor) is having a unique opportunity this week to minister to family and friends of a young woman, Lynn Jackenheimer, who was murdered earlier this month.
Although the victim did not attend Grace Church, she had a connection through Upward basketball and through a friend who teaches an ABF at the church. Pastor Dan Allan said the funeral was “amazing,” and said, “this is big for a town like Ashland—God is using this…”
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Jackenheimer disappeared over the July Fourth weekend while vacationing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with estranged boyfriend Nate Summerfield. The 27-year-old Summerfield is accused of stabbing and strangling Jackenheimer to death before dumping her body 30 minutes from their beach cottage rental site.
An intense manhunt is on to find Summerfield, who police said came back home from the trip and dropped off his 3-year-old son and Jackenheimer’s 13-year-old daughter, who has autism, at a family friend’s house on July 8. He then reportedly withdrew cash from an Ashland ATM and took off in a gray Honda Civic with Ohio license plate FMV 7540. Authorities said Summerfield confessed to his brother that he killed Jackenheimer shortly before he disappeared.
The FBI and U.S. Marshals are following leads on his whereabouts and Summerfield’s information is also posted on America’s Most Wanted site.
Updates as of Tuesday, July 24: Additional articles and photos may be seen at these two sites: