Remains found in Seattle recycling bin believed to be missing mom; suspect arrested
SEATTLE — Human remains found in a Seattle homeowner’s recycling bin on Saturday have been tentatively linked to a woman who vanished Friday after a date with a man she met online.
Seattle police say three adult body parts — including a foot — were found in a recycling bin in the city’s Central District Saturday. After learning of the missing persons report from Renton police – a nearby city, southeast of Seattle – homicide detectives identified the remains as belonging to Ingrid Lyne, the missing mother of three.
O’Toole said the King County Medical Examiner’s Office will officially confirm the victim’s identity after performing an autopsy.
Officers arrested 37-year-old Snohomish County man John Robert Charlton in connection with Lyne’s murder. Evidence, including telephone call records, helped police identify a suspect and eventually serve a warrant in cooperation with the Renton Police Department.
Police took Charlton, who they believe was the man on the date with Lyne, to the King County Jail.
The Seattle Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating her missing vehicle, a silver 2015 Toyota Highlander, bearing Washington plate AUW3230.
Neighbors say investigators have been in the neighborhood all weekend.
Getting choked up at times, Edward Franceschina earlier shared his concern over the disappearance of his neighbor Ingrid Lyne, who he says he saw more as a daughter.
“I don’t know; it’s not good,” said Franceschina. “The purse, the telephone and everything was in the house.”