This is The Man Suspected Of Cutting Off Ingrid Lyne Head Found In Recycling Bin

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Ingrid Lyne, mother of three, went out on a date to a Seattle Mariners game with John Charlton, a man she met online. A day later her remains were found in a recycling bin.

Authorities announced that Charlton, 37, was arrested in connection with the death of Lyne, 40, who was last seen on the night of April 8 when she went out on a date with Charlton to a baseball game.

John Charlton


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Here’s what you need to know:

1. Lyne Was Identified After Her Head Was Found in a Recycling Bin

Several of Ingrid Lyne’s body parts were found inside of recycling bin on April 9. The Seattle Times reports that her head was found in the recycling bin in the Central District of the city.

Homicide cops learned that Lyne had been reported missing from the city of Renton, southeast of Seattle, the night before. They used a photo to “tentatively” identify her, according to the Times. The parts were dumped in the recycling bin either late on April 8 or early on April 9.

KIRO reports that the body parts were in plastic bags. A law enforcement source told the station that cops do not believe Lyne was killed in the neighborhood.

Police arrested Charlton on the morning of April 11. Alison Grande with KIRO reports that police are still searching for Lyne’s SUV, a Toyota Highlander. Friends told KIRO that Lyne’s other belongings, such as her wallet and cellphone, were found at her home in Renton.

Fox Seattle’s Janet Kim reported that investigators were seen searching Lyne’s home late into the night of April 11. At one point, Kim said she saw detectives carrying large boxes out of the house.

Ingrid Lyne & John Charlton: Photos of Victim & Suspect
A Seattle man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a mother of three after the pair went out on a date together.

2. Charlton Has Priors for Assault, Battery & Weed Possession.

In a press conference on April 11, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole told the media that John Robert Charlton had been arrested and was being investigated in regard to Lyne’s death. The Seattle Times reports that he has a criminal history going back to 1997 when he was convicted of misdemeanor assault in King County. That same year he was found guilty of weed possession. In 2009, he was convicted of misdemeanor battery in Idaho.

3. He Describes Himself as a Christian & Free Thinker Who Wants to ‘Simply Make Friends’

A dating profile on the website Plenty of Fish that appears to belong to Charlton states that he is a Christian. It adds that he is looking to date but wanted “nothing serious.” Charlton also says that he’s “undecided/open” to having kids, his longest relationship was over two years and that he drinks socially. In the “About” section, he writes:

My intent here is to simply make friends and meet up for a good conversation…..not much of the crowded bar or club type. Mellow and quiet is more my scene.

For his “First Date,” Charlton says:

I’m not here for dating. Only friendships. This us not some scam to get laid either.

However, if we did meet up as friends we could grab coffee, beer, comedy show…etc. whatever people do as friends basically.

Charlton says on his POF page that he doesn’t have children, although on a Mingle 2 profile, which also appears to belong to him, he says he does have children but “they live away from home.”

A Facebook update that Charlton apparently made a day after Ingrid Lyne vanished.

Ingrid Lyne John Charlton

Ingrid Lyne was last seen by her neighbors getting the mail from her mailbox in Renton on April 8. The next day John Charlton updated his Facebook page to say that he had begun studying at “All OF Them.”

According to his Facebook page, Charlton is a native of Seattle and a graduate of West Auburn High School. He describes himself as being “Self-employed.” When he updated his page to say he was self-employed, Charlton also wrote, “Two steps from the bottom and rising!!!!!!”

On his Plenty of Fish page, Charlton answered the “Profession” question by saying “Student/Aquatics.”

The Seattle Times reports that prior to his arrest, Lyne’s friends were posting photos of Charlton on Facebook after she went missing.

4. Lyne Was a Mother to 3 Daughters & Had Been Divorced Since 2014

Lyne was a nurse at the Swedish Medical Center and a mother of three daughters, according to her Facebook page. She had been divorced from her engineer ex-husband, Phillip Lyne, since 2014.

One of her neighbors, Edward Franceschina, told the Seattle Times about the last time he saw Lyne:

We all see each other and know each other and keep an eye out for each other. It was just an ordinary day. She said hi and I said hi back, just like any other day.

He added that Lyne had lived in the area for about 13 years.

5. The Death Penalty Has Been Suspended in Washington State Since 2014 h/t theheavy

John Charlton Ingrid Lyne

Since 2014, death penalty cases have been suspended in Washington State. A 2014 USA Today feature said that Governor Jay Inslee made the ruling after finding several problems with the way capital punishment was being carried out in the state. There are nine men on death row in Washington. The state has not executed anybody since 2001, reports the New York Times.

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