SEATTLE — A GoFundMe page created to help the three children of the murdered Renton mom Ingrid Lyne has raised more than $217,000 a week after her partial remains were found in a recycling bin.
Melissa Korda, who described herself as a local friend of Lyne, said she made the page for the three girls who are now without a mother.
“As the family mourns, lets all come together and help them financially raise these girls. Anything will help…….share and spread the word,” Korda wrote on the GoFundMe page.
The page said Lyne’s ex-husband is currently taking care of the daughters.
“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. I have been in contact with the Father and once it is set up, the beneficiary will be added to this account,” she wrote.
Lyne was reported missing on April 9, a day after she didn’t return home from a date at the Mariners game with a man she met online. Her purse, phone and ID was in her house, but she and her car were nowhere to be found. Family and friends took to social media asking anyone with information to come forward.
Days later, three body parts, including a foot, were found in a recycling bin. Investigators believed they belonged to Lyne they “found bits of human flesh and blood in the bathtub drain” in Lyne’s home, where they also discovered a saw. John Charlton, 37, who was the man who took Lyne on the date, was arrested last Tuesday.
According to probable cause documents, Charlton admitted to sleeping on a Seattle sidewalk the night of the murder, but claims he has some memory loss.
There has been an outpouring of support since the gruesome details of the murder were released. People have donated more than $217,000 since the page was created six days ago.
“These kids will need lots of extra things in life and the family raising them without their mother as well. Thank you for all the support,” Korda wrote on the page.