Just days after Seattle mom Ingrid Lyne was murdered, close friends, family and internet users have raised more than $200,000 for her three daughters.
Investigators believe that Lyne, 40, was killed in her home by John Robert Charlton, a man with an extensive criminal record who she met on an online dating site. He has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly killing and dismembering the divorced nurse before disposing of some of her body parts, including her head, arm and foot, in a recycling bin.
According to the Seattle Times, additional remains believed to be Lyne's were discovered by a trash collector on Friday, April 15.
Charlton, 37, told police that he and Lyne went to a Seattle Mariners game together on Friday, April 8. After the game, the pair, who'd been dating for about a month, went to a bar before returning to her home. He claims that he “doesn’t recall” what happened after that.
A GoFundMe page was created earlier this week to help Lyne’s three daughters (ages 12, 10 and 7) financially. Since then, the account has raised more than $200,000.
“As the family mourns, let's all come together and help them financially raise these girls,” Melissa Korda, a family friend who set up the fundraiser, wrote. “Anything will help. Share and spread the word.”
She added, “All funds will go directly to the three beautiful Lyne girls. A trust is being set up now, but it is hard right now as the father is dealing with a lot.”
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