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Seattle Mother Disappears After Online Date

| by Jordan Smith
Ingrid LyneIngrid Lyne

A 40-year-old mother of three from Seattle, Washington, has been missing since April 8 after she went on a date with a man she met online.

Ingrid Lyne attended the home opening game for the Seattle Mariners, according to KIRO.

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But friends and neighbors realized something had happened when she did not turn up the following morning to collect her children.

Police visited Lyne’s home in Renton late April 9 to look for clues.

“It’s a pretty quiet neighborhood and a pretty quiet cul-de-sac so it was a little weird to see all the police activity,” neighbor Dawn Early told KCPQ.

Lyne’s car, a gray Toyota, was also missing.

Neighbors say they have not been able to contact the man who took her on the date.

“I don’t know; it’s not good,” Edward Franceschina, another neighbor, added. “The purse, the telephone and everything was in the house.”

Franceschina said he last saw Lyne April 8 in the afternoon as she was collecting her mail.

Friends added that this is extremely out of character for Lyne, who is a nurse at Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center.

“It’s not good, and the longer it goes on the more you think she’s not coming back,” Franceschina added.

Police were due to hold a news conference later April 11 to update the situation.

Renton Police said the investigation is ongoing, and colleagues from Seattle are also involved.

Lyne’s children are currently staying with a family friend.

Sources: KCPQ, KIRO / Photo credit: KCPQ