More body parts found near site of mom's dismembered remains
SEATTLE (KOMO) —
Police have found more body parts near the location where a Renton mom's dismembered remains were originally discovered on Saturday, officials said.
Seattle police reported on Twitter that the suspected human remains were found in a container at 20th Avenue and Marion Street, and that they are investigating the discovery as a possible connection to the murder of Renton mom Ingrid Lyne.
A KOMO News crew at the scene reports that police have cordoned off an area in the 900 block of 20th Avenue, and that a garbage truck has been surrounded there.
The area is near where a Seattle homeowner found body parts - including a head, an arm with a hand, a lower leg and a foot - in a recycling bin on Saturday.
A suspect, John Charlton, 37, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with Lyne's death.
Police allege he killed and dismembered Lyne, a hospital nurse and mother of three, in her suburban home Friday night or Saturday morning and then dumped her body parts in a Seattle neighborhood.
Charlton remains in jail in lieu of $2 million and is due to appear in court April 27. He faces at least 28 years in prison if convicted.
According to Lyne's friends, she had been dating Charlton for six to eight weeks before her death.
Friends say Lyne had planned to go on a date to a Mariners baseball game Friday night. She was reported missing Saturday morning when her ex-husband arrived to drop off their kids and found she wasn't home.
Charlton told authorities the couple attended the baseball game and then returned to her house, but he was so intoxicated he couldn't remember what happened.
Charlton said he ended up spending the night on a street in Seattle but couldn't recall how he got there. He had injuries to his lips and chin, scratches on his chest and abrasions on his forehead and hand, police said.
Seattle detectives discovered a 15-inch pruning saw near the bathtub at Lyne's home Sunday and an empty box of plastic garbage bags identical to the type from the recycling bin that contained the remains, court documents say.