Man Arrested in Connection With Murder of Seattle Mother-of-Three

By Denisse Moreno
Denisse Moreno
Denisse Moreno
April 12, 2016 Updated: April 12, 2016

A man was arrested in connection with a murder of a Seattle mother of three, police announced on April 11.

The arrest came after a homeowner found human remains in a recycling bin on April 9, which authorities believe are those of Ingrid Lyne, a nurse. Police said they found three body parts, including a foot, in bags. The coroner’s office are still identifying if the remains are those of Lyne.


The 40-year-old single mother of three girls, went missing on April 8 after a date to a Mariners baseball game with a man she met online.

Her former husband planned to drop off their children the next morning but could not reach Lyne. She was reported missing at about 10 a.m., according to the Seattle Times. Lyne’s SUV was at first reported stolen. Her wallet, cellphone, and other personal belongings were found at her residence, said her friends.


Police arrested John Robert Charlton, 37, who was the man she went on a date with, according to friends’ posts on social media.

Charlton has a lengthy criminal background. Court documents show the suspect was convicted of a 2009 felony theft in Montana, negligent driving in Washington state in 1998, and a second-degree felony for aggravated robbery in Utah in 2006.

Authorities found Lyne’s SUV in downtown Seattle after Charlton was arrested. Police believe the suspect acted alone.

The community that Lyne lived in is in shock about the murder.

“I almost got sick. I mean, I just talked to her,” said neighbor Robert Croner to CBS News.

“Justice for Ingrid. No one deserves this, no one,” said another resident, Marti Webster.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.