Christopher Lee, the suspected lover of missing Marine wife Erin Corwin, has been arrested in Alaska on suspicion of killing Corwin. Corwin’s body was found Saturday afternoon in a 140-deep mineshaft in the High Desert.
25-year-old Lee is being held on a federal hold, said Cynthia Kott, a booking clerk at the Anchorage Correctional Complex.
Erin Corwin, 20, is a pregnant Marine wife who lived on the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. She vanished on June 28, after telling her husband, Cpl. Jonathan Corwin, that she was headed to Joshua Tree National Park. Since Corwin’s disappearance, hundreds of volunteers have combed the park for clues.
Erin and her husband seamed the picture-perfect couple.
When questioned by detectives, Lee said he had kissed Corwin but that they never had ***. Lee also said he had gone hunting on the day Corwin disappeared, but that the Marine wife wasn’t with him.
Lee and Corwin both worked at the White Rock Horse Rescue, the Desert Sun reported.
Lee who is also married and a father, is an Ex-Marine, originally from Anchorage, who lived next to the Corwin couple at the desert base with his wife and daughter . Lee left the base in early July, only a few days after Corwin vanished, then moved back to Alaska with his wife Nichole, and daughter. His arrest comes about a month after he was first identified as a focal point in the Corwin investigation.
In Mid July The Desert Sun obtained court documents revealing that detectives believed Lee and Corwin were having an affair, and that Lee may have been the father of her unborn child.
According to these court documents, Corwin was scheduled to join Lee on a hunting trip on the day she disappeared.
Corwin had told a friend that the trip was a “special day together,” planned to celebrate her pregnancy. However, detectives believed that Lee was afraid his wife would discover the affair, giving him a motive.
Brandon Lee has also lived in Yucca Valley, CA and relatives include Jeanita Lee, Bob Lee, Maile Lee, Alereel Lee, Robert Lee, Bruce Lee among others.
San Bernardino D.A. said official charges against Lee will be determined in the next 48 hours.