A mother-of-three who went missing on Friday has been assumed dead by Seattle police after human remains were found in a local recycling bin on Saturday.
In a press conference on Monday, Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole said that the body is still being examined, but all evidence points to the remains being those of Ingrid Lyne.
According to reports, a homeowner in a south Seattle neighborhood found three body parts packaged in plastic bags in his recycling bin around 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The resident alerted police, who later confirmed they were human remains.
The 40-year-old victim was reported missing on Saturday by her ex-husband, after he tried dropping off their three daughters and found the house empty.
Lyne’s neighbor told reporters he saw the nurse on Friday, right before she was getting ready to go on a date — with someone she had met online — to the Seattle Mariners’ opening day.
On Monday night Police have arrested John Robert Charlton in connection with Lyne’s murder. He is being held without bail in King County Jail.
Though officials wouldn’t confirm if the suspect in custody is the same person Lyne was meeting, they did reveal the 37-year-old has a lengthy criminal history — including assault in 1997 and battery in 2009.
Lyne’s friends have created a GoFundMe page in support of her three daughters.
This is absolutely devastating. Our hearts go out to everyone close to Lyne — especially her three girls — and we hope justice is served.
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