Manhunt Ends for Man Suspected of Strangling Girlfriend

Nate Summerfield is accused of killing Lynn Jackenheimer over the Fourth of July weekend.
3:00 | 08/16/12

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Nate summerfield is accused of killing his girlfriend over the fourth of july weekend in north carolina. Police say he confessed to a relative and then went on the run. Linsey davis has more. Reporter: This morning, nathan summerfield is behind bars in ohio, as prosecutors plan to extradite him to north carolina to face murder charges. The deputy marshals and police officers have tracked him all over this country. Reporter: The months-long nationwide manhunt ended at this hotel in medina, ohio, wednesday. The 27-year-old had been on the run after allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend over the fourth of july weekend. They were on vacation together with their son, as well as her daughter from a previous relationship. Police immediately focused on summerfield after his brother CALLED 911 JULY 8th. My brother was in north carolina with his ex-girlfriend. And he came back and said he strangled her. And he dropped his kid off and left. Reporter: Police found her strangled and stabbed to death six days later. It's his turn to pay for what he has done. Reporter: Police say summerfield checked into this hotel room tuesday, as jay summerfield, changing only his first name. All of the s.W.A.T. Teams came. They ran in room 211, for the guy. Reporter: Officials say he was unarmed and didn't 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 not only state but federal charges. For "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york.

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