(SOURCE) WARNING: Details of this case are disturbing.
The suspect accused of killing and dismembering a Washington mother of three he met online has been ordered held on $2 million bail.
On Tuesday, a King County District Court judge found probable cause to hold 37-year-old John Charlton for investigation of second-degree murder in the death of 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne, whose partial remains were found in a homeowner’s recycling bin in Seattle’s Central District over the weekend.
Prosecutors believe Charlton killed Lyne in her home in Renton before driving to Seattle in her vehicle to discard the body parts.
Investigators believed Lyne was killed at her residence and dismembered in the bathroom, prosecutors said Tuesday.
A 15-inch pruning saw was found near the bathtub at Lyne’s home, a probable cause document obtained by KTLA sister station KCPQ in Seattle showed.
Police “found bits of human flesh and blood in the bathtub drain,” King County Deputy Prosecutor Jennifer Worley said, according to KCPQ.
Several body parts matching Lyne’s description — including a human head, arm and leg — were found in a recycling bin, the document stated.
Charlton told investigators the pair had been dating for about a month, and that he spent the night at her place on other occasions.
He claimed he had been “so intoxicated” after attending the baseball game that he could not recall how they got to her residence, or what transpired that night.