Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Renton, Wash., Tuesday, April 12, 2016.The church hosted the vigil on behalf of Lyne after remains believed to be those ...
Her friends, family, and neighbors had all reportedly heard about her budding relationship and several knew she was headed to a baseball game with him on the night she went missing.“In her case, the online dating piece is really almost irrelevant in what happened,” said Cindy Southworth, founder of the Safety Net Technology Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
“She would have never, ever, ever taken a risk if she thought there was.”But background checks tell the story of the past, not the future and Ms.
Southworth cautioned not to put too much faith in such checks touted by online dating sites.“It gives people a false sense of security when it comes back clean,” she said.
“The majority of sexual violence offenders are never arrested and never convicted.”Prosecutors charged Mr.
Charlton on Wednesday with first-degree murder in Ms.
“They could have met through mutual friends and she could have still ended up dead.”One of the most touted tips for vetting an online dating prospect is conducting some version of a background check, either Internet sleuthing to confirm basic details the person provides — such as their job, or running a criminal-background check.“You do need to do a fair amount of basic Internet legwork,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance.“Seeing if the facts add up, what people are telling you about themselves.”Had Ms. Charlton’s background, she would have discovered an arrest record that included convictions for felony theft and aggravated robbery over the last decade. Lyne was aware of her date’s criminal background, or if she had known about it if she would have avoided seeing him. Lyne seemed to be at ease with the relationship.“She didn’t see any red flags,” friend Nancy Sivitilli told Seattle TV station KOMO.more The horrific details of a Washington nurse’s killing and dismemberment, which authorities blame on a man she met online, have fueled concern over the dangers of Internet dating.But both experts in domestic violence and Internet safety say the unfortunate truth is there’s probably little that 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne could have done differently.Apartments in Washington Attorneys in Washington Auto Dealers in Washington Auto Parts in Washington Auto Repair in Washington Beauty Salons in Washington Car Rental in Washington Dentists in Washington Doctors in Washington Flowers in Washington Hotels in Washington Insurance in Washington Loans in Washington Mortgages in Washington Movers in Washington Pizza in Washington Realtors in Washington Restaurants in Washington Storage in Washington Tax Preparation in Washington Travel in Washington Featured More...People gather outside the home of Ingrid Lyne during a candlelight vigil hosted by St.