Ingrid Lyne
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A trial date has been set for a man accused of killing and dismembering Ingrid Lyne last year, then disposing of her body parts in two Central District receptacles.

John R. Charlton will go to trial on Jan. 29 for first-degree murder in the death of 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne of Renton back in April 2016. The trial is expected to last more than a week, according to the scheduling order.

Lyne was reported missing on April 9, 2016, after her ex-husband returned their three children to her home and discovered she had not returned after plans to attend a Mariners game with Charlton the night before, according to charging documents. The two met online, and had been dating for about a month.

Around 4 p.m. that day, a resident in the 1600 block of 21st Avenue reported finding what he thought were body parts in three bags left in his recycling bin.

Charlton was arrested two days later in Lake Stevens, where he’d been staying with an ex-girlfriend. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified Lyne’s remains on April 13, 2016. More of Lyne’s remains were found in the 900 block of 20th Avenue on April 15.

During a search of Lyne’s home, investigators found a nearly empty box of garbage bags, similar to those Lyne's remains were found in, as well as a 15-inch pruning saw near the bathtub. A presumptive test for blood in the bathtub came back negative, according to the affidavit, but blood and flesh was found inside the bathtub plumbing when crime scene investigators removed it during another search.

Charlton claimed to have no memory of how he and Lyne returned to her home following the Mariners game or what happened when they arrived, stating he had been intoxicated, according to the affidavit. He also did not know how he left Lyne's home, but said he thought she'd driven him, as he ended up sleeping on the sidewalk in Seattle, the affidavit states.

Charlton was also charged with theft of a motor vehicle, for allegedly using the Renton mother of three's Toyota Highlander to dump her remains. Police recovered the vehicle in downtown Seattle.

He remains in custody at the King County Jail.