Mom's Head, Foot, Found After She Vanished Following Date With Man She Met Online
The head and a foot believed to belong to a missing Seattle-area mother of three were found in a trash bin days after the woman left to go on a date, authorities reported.
Ingrid Lyne, 40, was last seen Friday night as she headed to a Seattle Mariners game, Q13 Fox reported. The next morning, she was reported missing after she never came to pick up her three daughters from her ex-husband's home.
Her remains were found in plastic bags in a recycling bin either late Friday or early Saturday in Seattle's central district, officials said.
Lyne's purse, phone and other belongings were still in her home, a neighbor told reporters.
Investigators also found Lyne's silver 2015 Toyota Highlander SUV, which had been reported stolen along with her disappearance, in downtown Seattle, Q13 Fox wrote.
Friends said that Lyne had met a man named John Robert Charlton, 37, online in either February or March and the two had been dating since. It was not clear on which website the two had met.
Charlton was arrested in connection with Lyne’s disappearance and booked into King County Jail for investigation of homicide.
"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 told reporters.
Charlton has previous convictions for misdemeanor assault in 1997 and misdemeanor battery in Idaho in 2009, the Seattle Times reported.
The King County Medical Examiner's Office will make the final determination of identity.
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole said that investigators don't believe there are any other suspects in the case.