Seattle mom’s remains found in recycling container

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole speaks to reporters during a news conference Monday, April 11, 2016, in Seattle. Multiple body parts — including a foot — found in a homeowner's recycling bin likely belong to a woman who was reported missing Saturday morning, Seattle police said Monday. (Lynsi Burton/ via AP)

SEATTLE, Washington — Seattle police said they are “confident” remains found in a central Seattle recycling bin Saturday are those of Ingrid Lyne.

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole said at a Monday press conference that John Robert Charlton, 37, was arrested Monday and booked for investigation of murder.

Ingrid Lyne, 40, was reported missing on Saturday.

Friends told KING 5 News that Lyne went to the Seattle Mariners’ home opener Friday night, but she didn’t pick up her children from their grandparents’ house on Saturday.

On Saturday afternoon, human remains were discovered in a Seattle recyling container in Seattle. Police say the body parts had been packaged and placed in the bin sometime late Friday or on Saturday.

On Saturday night, the Homicide Unit learned that the Renton Police Department had taken a Missing Person report.

O’Toole said the Homicide Unit obtained a copy of the report from the Renton Police Department, including a photograph of the missing person.

O’Toole said based on observations by the investigators, the victim was tentatively identified.

“The medical examiner must scientifically identify the victim, but we have no reason to believe there is any question of the victim’s identity,” O’Toole said Monday.

In cooperation with the Renton Police Department, a search warrant was served in their jurisdiction. Evidence was recovered during the service of the search warrant.

Based on the investigation, a suspect was identified.

“We used some forensic evidence dealing with telephone calls and cell towers and the usual investigative shoe leather, utilizing those we were led to a suspect early on,” said Assistant Chief Robert Merner.

The Seattle Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a silver 2015 Toyota Highlander with Washington plate AUW3230.

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