The Ohio searches for Lynn Jackenheimer have been suspended, but the searches are continuing for her in North Carolina -- where she and Nate Summerfield were on vacation for approximately a week. Officials are conducting these searches by land, air and dog in hopes of sniffing the woman out either alive or dead so as to bring a close to this confusing and tragic high-profile disappearance. Dare County intends on keeping a lookout for the missing woman or the suspect who may have strangled her to death.
In cases like these it's not uncommon for a suspect to take his own life, especially if it was a crime of passion. The fact that police have confirmed the discovery of both her and his cellphones only leads to this speculation more prominently. He is now without communication and certainly he is aware by now that his brother called 911 after he dropped the children off admitting to strangling Lynn Jackenheimer.
Officials must be convinced that the woman isn't in Ohio, but North Carolina instead. Do they have some kind of evidence to indicate that this is certainly the case? Could the cellphones discovered by police hold clues to the locations of either Summerfield or Jackenheimer?
It's a crying shame that this young woman may have fallen victim to foul play at the hands of a man who fathered one of her children. However, it's really not something uncommon. In fact, his behavior doesn't seem much different than the case of Josh Powell, who took his own life after killing the two sons he shared with missing woman Susan Cox Powell. It's good that he returned the children to their grandparents instead of subjecting them to the evil and terror they very well could have been subject to as victims of his fury. It's unlikely that he was lying about harming Lynn, and the fact that neither of them have been found is absolutely telling of this speculation.
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