Friends say suspect in grisly murder of mother of three met her online weeks ago

WASHINGTON -- 37-year-old John Robert Charlton is accused in the grisly murder of Ingrid Lyne, a Renton, Washington mother of three who had been missing since Friday, April 8th. Lyne's friends say Lyne and Charlton met online in February or March, and had been dating ever since.

Friends say Lyne and Charlton had a date to watch the Seattle Mariners' home opener on Friday night.

That was the last time Lyne was seen alive. Neighbors say they saw Lyne at her mailbox Friday before she headed out for her date.

Seattle police said on Monday night, April 11th human body parts found on Saturday, April 9th in a homeowner's recycling bin were tentatively identified as those of Lyne.

Detectives believe the body parts had been packaged and placed in the bin sometime late Friday or on Saturday. The bin had been emptied of recyclables Friday.

“We used some forensic evidence in dealing with telephone calls and cell towers and the usual investigative shoe leather that the homicide detectives use in tracking down their leads on a regular basis. By utilizing those, we were led to a suspect early on,” Seattle Police Assistant Chief Robert Merner said.

Charlton was arrested at his home in Lake Stevens, Washington on Monday. He was booked into jail for the investigation of murder, and was expected to make his first appearance in court on Monday afternoon.

According to KCPQ, Charlton has a criminal record. He was arrested for theft in Missoula, Montana in 2009.

Police have not released any information about a possible motive yet.

Lyne was a nurse at Seattle's Swedish Medical Center.

Friends and family members of the mother of three were devastated to learn that she had been slain, cut into pieces and discarded in a recycling bin.

"Why did he do this? And why did he put her in pieces? To think about their kids -- they need their mom. Kids -- they need a mom," Nichole Rock said.

Friends say Lyne’s children are with their father,  Lyne’s ex-husband.