Body of Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft
by Amy Taxin, Associated Press
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This undated file photo provided by the San Bernardino County, Calif., Sheriff's Department shows Erin Corwin. Corwin disappeared after leaving her home on the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base June 28, 2014. Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, a recently discharged Marine who volunteered at a horse ranch with Corwin, was arrested July 4, 2014, on suspicion of possession of a destructive device. Lee, the alleged lover of Corwin, was arrested Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Alaska in connection with Corwin's disappearance, the sheriff's department announced Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, File)
This undated file photo provided by the San Bernardino County, Calif., Sheriff's Department shows Erin Corwin. Corwin disappeared after leaving her home on the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base June 28, 2014. Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, a recently discharged Marine who volunteered at a horse ranch with Corwin, was arrested July 4, 2014, on suspicion of possession of a destructive device. Lee, the alleged lover of Corwin, was arrested Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Alaska in connection with Corwin's disappearance, the sheriff's department announced Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, File)
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This undated file photo provided by the San Bernardino County, Calif., Sheriff's Department shows Erin Corwin, left, with her husband, Jonathan Wayne Corwin, a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. Erin Corwin disappeared after leaving her home on the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base June 28, 2014. Christopher Brandon Lee, a recently discharged Marine who volunteered at a horse ranch with Erin Corwin, was arrested July 4, 2014, on suspicion of possession of a destructive device. Lee, the alleged lover of Erin Corwin, was arrested Sunday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Alaska in connection with Corwin's disappearance, the sheriff's department announced Monday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, File)
This undated file photo provided by the San Bernardino County, Calif., Sheriff's Department shows Erin Corwin, left, with her husband, Jonathan Wayne Corwin, a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. Erin Corwin disappeared after leaving her home on the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base June 28, 2014. Christopher Brandon Lee, a recently discharged Marine who volunteered at a horse ranch with Erin Corwin, was arrested July 4, 2014, on suspicion of possession of a destructive device. Lee, the alleged lover of Erin Corwin, was arrested Sunday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Alaska in connection with Corwin's disappearance, the sheriff's department announced Monday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, File)
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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The body of the missing, pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been found deep in an abandoned mine shaft in Southern California, where her husband had been stationed.

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said Monday that the remains of 20-year-old Erin Corwin were found Saturday and were identified by dental records Sunday.

Her alleged lover and former neighbor, 24-year-old Christopher Brandon Lee, was arrested at 9 p.m. Sunday at a traffic stop in Anchorage, Alaska, on an extradition warrant out of California.



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