Medical examiner confirms body parts found in Seattle recycling bin were those of Renton mom

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Ingrid Lyne, 40, of Renton, was a nurse at Seattle's Swedish Medical Center. She was also the mother of three young daughters.

SEATTLE (AP) — The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday confirmed that body parts found in a Seattle homeowner’s recycling bin last weekend were that of Ingrid Lyne, a 40-year-old mother of three who authorities say was slain and dismembered in her suburban Renton home.

The medical examiner’s office said Lyne died of homicidal violence, but the date of her death was unknown.

A King County judge ordered John Robert Charlton, 37, who had been dating Lyne, to be held on $2 million bail in connection to the case. Prosecutors said he could face a second-degree murder charge. He is due in court on Thursday.

Lyne was reported missing from her Renton home on Saturday. Charlton was arrested Monday.

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