The mother of three had been dating John Charltonthe man charged in her death this week, for approximately a month before she disappeared April 8.
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. 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.
Lyne looked deeply enough into Mr.
But friends said Ms. Lyne seemed to be at ease with the relationship.
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.