Body of missing Marine wife found in mine shaft

Woman's alleged lover arrested

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - The body of the missing, pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was 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.

Jennifer Castro, a spokesman for the Anchorage Police Department, said Monday that 24-year-old Christopher Brandon Lee was arrested at 9 p.m. Sunday at a traffic stop on a warrant out of California.

Castro says San Bernardino County officials have charged Lee with homicide.

Court papers show Lee was Corwin's lover. She disappeared June 28 after leaving her Twentynine Palms home.

Corwin had planned to meet Lee for a hunting trip. Marine Cpl. Jonathan Corwin reported his wife missing the next day.

An affidavit says the investigation focused on Lee and the unborn child may have been his.

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