It has been nearly a month since anyone has seen or spoken to missing Marine wife Erin Corwin. However, the recently released information involving her disappearance is enough to make a person’s head spin.
On June 28, Erin left her home in Twentynine Palms, Cali., headed to Joshua Tree National Park, where she was supposedly going to scout locations for photo opportunities for her mother’s impending visit. When she hadn’t returned home, her husband, Lance Cpl. Jonathan Corwin, reported her missing. Her car was found a few days later, nearer to the Marine Corp base than the national park.
It has been released that witnesses saw the just-barely pregnant 19-year-old (now 20) get out of her car, lock it, and get into another car with a man and the pair drove away. This has led some to think she is voluntarily missing, though that doesn’t seem in line with many of her other behaviors. Sources say she had already purchased tickets for some of the things she planned to do with her mother while she was visiting. Additionally, it is said that she loved military life and had been very excited about celebrating the Fourth of July.
It has also been suggested that the woman was having an affair with her neighbor, 24-year-old Christopher Lee, who was also a Marine at the same base as Erin’s husband. He has since been honorably discharged and moved with his family to Alaska. There was apparently some concern expressed by Erin to a friend that the baby she is carrying may be his and the day trip to the park was a celebration of the pregnancy. This same friend also claimed that Lee was concerned that his wife would divorce him, taking away the child that they share. Well, duh. Lee denies that there was any romantic relationship between the two, but of course this was after he had claimed that he didn’t even know her, and then admitted to kissing her, but not having any sexual contact. Oddly enough, he also claims to have been at Joshua Tree National Park on the day that Erin disappeared, hunting, leading some to theorize that the young woman had been shot to conceal the affair. Lee has not been named a person of interest or a suspect in this case, though his wife has been quoted as saying: “that without a body the detectives did not have a case against them and the detectives would never find the body.”
The search has been ongoing since Erin’s disappearance, but so far, there has been no sign of her. Is she voluntarily missing or was she murdered to cover up an affair? It seems that this young woman had a lot of secrets and things were going to have to be coming to light soon. Maybe she did just decide it would be easier to disappear than to face the consequences of her actions. But for right now, finding her is the priority. The rest will come in time.