Body found near where Ohio mom disappeared

Lynn Jackenheimer, 33, went missing in North Carolina while she was vacationing with her children and boyfriend.

The sheriff heading the investigation into a body found on North Carolina's Outer Banks says detectives need help from medical examiners to determine if the corpse is that of a missing Ohio woman.

Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie said Sunday an autopsy could be done as early as Monday, a step he says is needed to identify the body found about 20 to 30 miles from where 33-year-old Lynn Jackenheimer, of Ashland, Ohio, disappeared.

Sheriff's investigators were unable to tell if the body is a woman or a man.

Jackenheimer was reported missing when she didn't come home from a vacation on the Outer Banks with her two children and her on-and-off boyfriend, Nate Summerfield.

Police say Summerfield dropped the children off in Ashland and drove away.