Transcript for Seattle Mom Found Dead After Online Date
Well, a new warning about the danger of online dating this morning. A man under arrest after a Seattle mother was found dead. Friends say she was planning to go on a date with someone she met online. ABC's Diane Macedo has the story. Reporter: Overnight an arrest made in connection with this Seattle mother of three's disappearance. 37-year-old John Charlton has been arrested in a homicide investigation after police found body parts in a recycling bin. All the evidence leads in the direction of that particular victim. Reporter: Authorities say it's likely the remains belong to 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne who has been missing since Friday. Lyne's friends told her she had planned to go on a date with someone she met online. As millions turn to the internet to meet their matches police around the country are issuing safety warnings to online daters. Just this November criminals in Boston used fake online dating profiles to identify robbery targets getting women to agree to meet them for a dinner date at home then robbing them at gunpoint when they arrived and dangerous catfishing encounters taking place all over the country. I was basically prey for him. Reporter: Rebecca went online looking for love and ended up alone with a convicted sex offender. He became sexually aggressive. Reporter: It was only after they met she found out about his criminal record. Safety and self-defense expert Jared author says we're becoming so used to meeting people online we're forgetting to follow basic precautions when it comes to meeting them in person. One thing she recommends doing is called a reverse image search of their profile photo. If it is attached to any other names on the internet that's a red flag. For "Good morning America," Diane Macedo, ABC news, new York.
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