The father of an Ohio woman allegedly murdered by her boyfriend said that it is time for him to pay for what he has done. The boyfriend, 27-year-old Nathan Summerfield, was caught this week after a nationwide, six week manhunt.
FBI agents arrested Summerfield at a Medina, Ohio motel Wednesday morning. Summerfield is accused of killing his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Lynn Jackenheimer, over the fourth of July weekend while they were on vacation together on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Raymond Johnson, Jackenheimer's father, told ABC News that it's time for Summerfield to pay the price for his alleged crime.
"I'm glad he's caught," Johnson said. "It's his turn to pay for what he has done."
Prosecutors are now preparing to extradite Summerfield to North Carolina to face murder charges.
The nationwide manhunt for Summerfield began after his brother called 911 on July 8, saying that Summerfield had confessed the crime to him.
"My brother was in North Carolina with his ex-girlfriend and he came back and said he strangled her. He dropped his kid off and left," Summerfield's brother is heard saying on the 911 call placed in early July.
Authorities found Jackenheimer, 33, strangled and stabbed to death six days later. Her body was found in a vacant lot in Frisco, N.C., which is approximately 25 miles from where she'd been staying in the Nags Head area.
Sightings of Summerfield were reported across the country, according to U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott, who said he may have been on the move for several weeks. His car was found a week ago in southwest Michigan, Elliott said.
"The deputy U.S. marshals, deputy sheriffs and police officers, tracked him all over this country," Elliott said.
Police said that on Tuesday Summerfield checked into the Medina, Ohio hotel room where he was caught the next day. He signed in Jay Summerfield, changing only his first name. A maid in the hotel told ABC News about Wednesday's arrest.
"All the SWAT teams came, and then they ran in room 211, told the guy to get on the floor and don't move," the maid said..
Officials say he was unarmed and did not put up a fight. U.S. marshals now want to know if anyone helped Summerfield during his month on the run. Anyone involved could face state and federal charges.