Marine wife Erin Corwin, 19, has been missing for over a week, as the search for her continues, with 50 people spending the holiday weekend looking for her. She was last seen on June 28 in Twentynine Palms, California, heading to Joshua Tree National Park, to scout locations to take her mother on her upcoming visit. She left that morning and hasn't been seen since.
Her car was found on June 30, near the military base where Erin and her husband, US Marine Corporal Jonathan Corwin, live but there was no sign of her and no indication of her whereabouts. John reported her missing on June 29. So where is this pregnant military wife?
Authorities have been searching the area, both on foot and by air, since she disappeared, but they have not found any sign of her. The case has now been turned over to homicide detectives, as her disappearance seems suspicious.
As in any missing persons case, the spouse is the first one looked at as a potential suspect. However, family members says it's absolutely impossible that John had anything to do with his wife's disappearance. "If they knew John and Erin, and the relationship they had, they would know he’s not capable of this,” said Sheila Braden, John Corwin's mother. He is not currently a suspect.
This disappearance seems strange, in comparison to others from around the country. Something about it just doesn't add up. It seems unlikely that she would have just taken off on her own, especially considering the upcoming plans she had, including the visit from her mother. One strange thing: at three months pregnant, she still hadn't told her mother?
One thing that keeps sticking out is that no one is actually sure whether or not she made it into the park. Just like other national parks, you are required to possess a pass to enter. Surely there would be a camera at the park entrance to show if she entered. This information could be helpful in trying to trace her steps. Could she have walked into the park from where her car was found, therein not using an entrance station? Could she have fallen, or somehow injured herself and been unable to draw attention to herself while the search took place around her? Or gotten lost?
Sadly, the fact that she could have met with foul play must also be examined. Erin is a petite, pretty young woman, standing just 5'2" and weighing around 120 pounds. It's easily possible that someone grabbed her. Hopefully this is not the case, but in this day and age, you just never know.
As the search continues, the family must just keep hoping that Erin will soon be home. Currently, no laws have been broken and, as an adult, she pretty much has the right to go and do as she pleases. However, many people are extremely concerned about her. Hopefully she is located soon.