(FOX NEWS) - Authorities said Friday that human remains sanitation workers found in a Seattle neighborhood are likely those of a woman killed by a man who dumped some of her other body parts in a recycling bin last weekend.
The workers found the remains in waste container in front of a house in the same neighborhood where a homeowner found a head and other body parts almost a week ago. Police said they then pulled several garbage trucks off their routes to be emptied and searched for additional remains.
"We're confident that it is connected to last week's homicide investigation, which was only three blocks away from where we are standing now," Detective Mark Jamieson said of the grisly discovery.
John Charlton has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Ingrid Lyne, a 40-year-old mother of three, in her Renton home. Authorities believe Charlton dismembered the woman he recently started dating, then drove her head, an arm with a hand, a lower leg, and a foot to Seattle.
Gordon Hill, Charlton's public defender, has said no forensic evidence links Charlton to the crime.