MANTEO, N.C. -- An Ohio man who's accused of killing his girlfriend in the Outer Banks remains in jail without bond in North Carolina. Nate Summerfield made his first court appearance in a Dare County courtroom Tuesday where he was appointed an attorney.
Summerfield was arrested in Ohio last week after being on the run for more than a month.
The 27-year-old is charged with the July murder of 33-year-old Lynn Jackenheimer. The couple who dated on and off was vacationing with her two children in the Outer Banks before things took a turn for the worse.
Authorities say Summerfield drove the kids to Ohio and told his brother he strangeled Jackheimer. A large search was conducted once tourists heard she was missing. Her body was found in a plastic bag in a vacant lot about 20 to 30 miles from where she was last seen on July 3.
Medical examiners later confirmed Jackenheimer had been stabbed and strangled to death.
Summerfield was extradited last Friday and is being held in the Dare County Jail.
A grand jury is set to review his case starting next month.