Alleged lover of Marine's missing wife arrested

Alleged lover of Marine's missing wife arrested

August 18th, 2014 by Associated Press in National General
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) Photo by The Associated Press/Times Free Press.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The alleged lover of the pregnant missing wife of a U.S. Marine based in Southern California has been arrested in Alaska on a homicide charge.

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 the lover of 20-year-old Erin Corwin, who 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.