Washington

Seattle police investigating after more body parts found

  • John Charlton appears in court at the King County Jail Courtroom in Seattle on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Charlton was arrested for investigation of homicide after police said human remains were found over the weekend in a homeowner's recycling bin. (Grant Hindsley/seattlepi.com via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    John Charlton appears in court at the King County Jail Courtroom in Seattle on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Charlton was arrested for investigation of homicide after police said human remains were found over the weekend in a homeowner's recycling bin. (Grant Hindsley/seattlepi.com via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Seattle Police officer Aaron Stoltz searches garbage and recycling bins, Friday, April 15, 2016, after human remains were found in a nearby container in Seattle. Seattle Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner said authorities were investigating the probable connection between the remains found Friday and the recent murder of Ingrid Lyne, whose partial remains were found in a recycling bin earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Seattle Police officer Aaron Stoltz searches garbage and recycling bins, Friday, April 15, 2016, after human remains were found in a nearby container in Seattle. Seattle Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner said authorities were investigating the probable connection between the remains found Friday and the recent murder of Ingrid Lyne, whose partial remains were found in a recycling bin earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Seattle Police officer stands near a garbage truck and ambulance, Friday, April 15, 2016, where human remains were found in Seattle. Seattle Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner said authorities were investigating the probable connection between the remains found Friday and the recent murder of Ingrid Lyne, whose partial remains were found in a recycling bin earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    A Seattle Police officer stands near a garbage truck and ambulance, Friday, April 15, 2016, where human remains were found in Seattle. Seattle Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner said authorities were investigating the probable connection between the remains found Friday and the recent murder of Ingrid Lyne, whose partial remains were found in a recycling bin earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say they're investigating whether human remains found in a container in Seattle are more of those belonging to a mother of three who was killed and dismembered.

Police say they're investigating remains discovered Friday near where body parts, including a head, were dumped in a recycling bin nearly a week ago.

John Charlton has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne in her suburban Renton home. Authorities say he drove the remains of the woman he recently started dating to Seattle, where a homeowner found them Saturday.

Charlton is in jail on $2 million bail and faces at least 28 years in prison if convicted.

Gordon Hill, Charlton's public defender, has said no forensic evidence links Charlton to the crime.