BODY parts including a severed foot and head found in a recycling bin in Seattle this weekend belong to a mother-of-three who disappeared after an internet date, police have said.
Ingrid Lyne, 40, was last seen leaving to attend the Seattle Mariners opening game with a date on Friday, but did not come home to pick up her children the next morning.
Her remains, wrapped in plastic bags in a recycling bin, were still “fresh” when discovered on Saturday afternoon by a Seattle resident about 2.7 miles from the stadium.
The severed head allowed police to identify Lyne, a law enforcement source told the Seattle Times.
Suspect John Robert Charlton, 37, was booked in jail on Monday afternoon while police investigate her murder.
Lyne’s ex husband, who she divorced in 2014, reported her missing Saturday morning.
Worried friends circulated photographs of Lyne and Charlton on Facebook hoping to get some response.
A search warrant was then issued and police eventually tracked down Charlton through evidence including phone records in Snohomish County, just north of Seattle, WREG reported.
Police believe Charlton is the man who took Lyne on a date, and there are no other additional suspects.
The authorities searched Lyne’s Renton, Washington home around 12.30am Sunday and found her purse and mobile phone.
Her silver Toyota Highlander, with the plate number AUW3230, was also recovered aftert being reported stolen.
Investigators said there is “no reason to believe that there’s any question of the victim’s identity” but the King County Medical Examiner’s Office will not confirm until an autopsy is performed.
The investigation is ongoing and Charlton has not yet been charged. He is currently held under a “homicide investigation” with bail denied.
Lyne’s three traumatised children are staying with a family friend.