SEATTLE — For the third time in ten days, human remain have been discovered in Seattle’s recycling system and detectives are investigating the “probable” connection to the murder and dismemberment of a Renton mother.
The latest discovery of human remains came Monday at a recycling center on the 200 block of South Hanford Street in south Seattle.
“Police believe it is probable the remains are connected to the ongoing investigation into the murder of the 40-year-old Renton woman,” Seattle police wrote in a news release.
On April 9, a neighbor discovered human remains in a recycling bin outside of their home in Seattle’s Central District.
The Medical Examiner has confirmed that those body parts belonged to Ingrid Lyne, a nurse and mother of three who had been reported missing.
On April 15, more body parts were discovered in a different recycling bin in the same area.
Authorities say a man dismembered Lyne in her Renton home before driving several of her body parts to Seattle, where they were found in garbage bags in a recycling bin.
Seattle police arrested John Robert Charlton on April 11. A King County judge ordered Charlton held on $2 million bail. Prosecutors charged him with first-degree murder just two days later.
Charlton has a criminal history. His parents feared him and sought a restraining order against him in Utah in 2006, but later had it dismissed.
This is a developing story and will be updated.