MANTEO, N.C. - 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.
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