The Body of Missing 19 Year Old Marine Wife Erin Corwin in Mine Shaft Near in Twentynine Palms, CA … 24 Year Old Christopher Brandon Lee Arrested
Sad conclusion to the search for missing Erin Corwin …
The body of missing 19 year old Erin Corwin has been found in a mine shaft on federal land near her home in Twentynine Palms, CA. Erin Corwin, the pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine, had been missing since June 28, 2014. According to court papers, Lee and Corwin were lovers and she had planned to meet Lee for a hunting trip on June 28. Corwin vanished on the way to Joshua Tree National Park on June 28 and was never seen from or heard from again. Following the discovery of Corwin’s body, authorities in Anchorage, Alaska arrested Christopher Brandon Lee Sunday night.
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.
Far off in Alaska, a man alleged to have been her lover was arrested on suspicion of homicide.
Authorities on Monday outlined the discovery of 19-year-old Erin Corwin and the arrest of 24-year-old Christopher Brandon Lee, who until recently was also a Marine.
The search for Corwin ended Saturday when her body was spotted with a video camera 140 feet down a mine shaft on federal land near her home in Twentynine Palms, where her husband was stationed, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said. He said deputies searched many of the 100 mine shafts in a 300 square mile area before zeroing in on right one.
The following day authorities arrested Lee, Corwin’s former neighbor, in Anchorage.
Christopher Brandon Lee Arrested
The body of a missing pregnant woman originally from Oak Ridge was found Sunday in a mine shaft and her alleged lover has been arrested in her murder, according to ABC-affiliate WATE in Knoxville.
On Monday officials with the San Bernardino, California Sheriff’s Office said they developed information that the remains of Erin Corwin, 20, had been placed in a mine shaft. After searching and investigating a number of mine shafts in the area, human remains were found in a shaft Saturday.
Crews were able to retrieve the remains from the shaft Sunday. Dental records showed the remains were Corwin’s.