Body parts unearthed in a recycling bin outside a Seattle, Washington home are believed to belong to a woman who was reported missing after an internet date.
NBC News reports that police believe the remains are those of Ingrid Lyne, a nurse and mom of three who hasn’t been seen since going on a date to a Mariners game on Friday. Reported missing on Saturday, the search took a turn for the worse on Monday night when police reported her Toyota Highlander was found abandoned in downtown Seattle.
Though three body parts (including a foot) were also discovered on Saturday night by a local resident, it wasn’t until Monday evening that officials announced that the remains were connected to the 40-year-old. “We have no reason to believe that there’s any question of the victim’s identity — we’re very confident that the victim is the one that has been identified in the media,” the police chief commented. “We do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.”
Earlier in the day, police confirmed that John Robert Charlton had been jailed on suspicion of murder. According to the Seattle Times, the 37-year-old was mentioned in social media as being Lyne’s date. The Times also reports that Charlton’s criminal history includes misdemeanor convictions for assault in 1997 and battery 2009. He was also convicted in 1997 for marijuana possession, with a deferred charge if he completed several conditions. Police believe he could be linked to other assaults as well.
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