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Daniel Lynn murdered Christina Woods, a mother of four, with whom he was having an affair

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Daniel Lynn received a sentence of over 16 years for murdering Christina Woods. Pic credit: St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office

Christina Woods, a mother of four daughters and one autistic son, from South Bend, Indiana, went missing in June 2018.

The 28-year-old’s remains were found a month later in a shallow grave on a rural property near Duluth, Minnesota. The property belonged to a relative of Daniel Lynn.

Woods was allegedly having a relationship with Lynn, who was the husband of her best friend. Woods’s husband, Troy Woods, has said his wife had known her killer for about 25-years but that they had only recently started having an affair.

Woods’s husband thinks Daniel Lynn murdered out of jealousy

Troy Woods has also said that he thought he was about to get back together with his wife, and that Daniel Lynn murdered her out of jealously. He claims she phoned him on the day she was last seen alive but that the phone went dead before she had a chance to speak to him properly.

Investigators found a fire pit on the property that included metal buttons from jeans and a necklace. Woods’ body was found nearby wrapped and bound, in a fresh grave.

Lynn went on the run but was later apprehended at a campground in Michigan. He admitted to strangling Woods at his family’s farmhouse.

On February 25, 2019, he was sentenced to 16 and a half years in prison for second-degree murder.

Woods’s mother, Mary Robinson, expressed disappointment with the sentence, she said “I think he deserves more. I think he deserved more time. “Just still comprehending everything. He wouldn’t look at us, he wouldn’t speak at the hearing,” but she also said she was grateful Lynn is “off the streets, where he can’t harm anyone.”

More from Investigation Discovery

Follow the links to read about more ghastly crimes profiled on ID.

Also on Raw Terror last week, the case of Luc Tieman, who shot dead his wife Valerie Tieman at their home and buried her in the yard.

He told police she’d disappeared from a Walmart parking lot, but her remains were discovered in a shallow grave. Bizarrely, Tieman had buried love letters, a wedding ring, cologne, and a bag of potato chips with his wife.

Fatal Vows on ID looked at the case of Gail Dews, who was pushed to her death at a Waterfall in Poconos by her controlling and abusive husband, Stephen Dews. Her husband tried to convince police that she had fallen by accident, but the evidence pointed to murder, and he was sent to prison.

Catch this episode of Raw Terror Sunday, April 19, at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery.


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