Crime

Missing Seattle Mom's Remains Found, Suspect In Custody

| by Brendan Kelly
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A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Seattle mother after her remains, including a severed head and foot, were found, police said on April 11.

Ingrid Lyne, 40, a mother of three, was reported missing on April 9, the morning after she was supposed to go on a date to a Seattle Mariners baseball game. She was reported missing by her ex-husband, Phillip Lyne, from whom she was divorced in 2014, after he went to drop off their three daughters, only to find her home empty, according to Daily Mail.

Ingrid's remains, including her severed head, were discovered in the afternoon of April 9 in a recycling bin in the Central District of Seattle.

Police have determined the suspect to be 37-year-old John Robert Charlton. He was arrested on April 11 and is being held in King County Jail for investigation of homicide.

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According to police, friends of Ingrid said the two met online and had been dating since February or March, Fox News reports.

Charlton has a criminal history dating back to a misdemeanor assault in 1997. He was also arrested for separate instances of misdemeanor battery and theft in 2009.

"We used some forensic evidence dealing with telephone calls and cell towers and the usual investigative shoe leather, utilizing those we were led to a suspect early on," Seattle Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner said, according to Fox News.

The King County Medical Examiner's Office will officially determine whether the remains found in the recycling bin belong to Ingrid, though detectives were able to identify her severed head. Her remains were reportedly packaged in plastic bags and left in the recycling bin late April 8 or early April 9.

Sources: Fox NewsDaily Mail / Photo Credit: Facebook via Daily Mail

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