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Erin Corwin vigil to take place Monday in California

There will be a candlelight vigil for Erin Corwin from 6 to 8 p.m. (PDT) on Monday at Luckie Park, on the corner of Utah Trail and Joe Davis Road in Twentynine Palms, Corwin's husband told The Desert Sun Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in memory of Erin, "for the San Bernardino Search and Rescue team who brought her home," a statement by the vigil organizers said.

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"Wear purple in honor of Erin," the statement added. "This will be a celebration of her life and those she loved."

Search teams had been meeting at Luckie Park, a few miles from the north entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, during the seven weeks spent scouring 300 square miles of desert in the effort to locate the missing woman.

The couple lived on base at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms.

Their neighbor, former Marine Christopher Lee, 24, has been accused of killing Corwin and dropping her body down a high desert mineshaft.

Lee, who returned to his home state of Alaska in the weeks following Corwin's disappearance, has been charged with killing Corwin and is awaiting extradition back to San Bernardino County for trial.

Corwin's body was discovered Aug. 16 by specialized mine search teams who used cameras to explore more than 100 mineshafts and bodies of water in the remote desert.

An urban search and rescue team recovered her body the next day. Dental records were used to positively identify the remains as Corwin.

An autopsy confirmed that she was the victim of a homicide, but how she died has not been released.

Authorities have said little about her pregnancy — just that they are still trying to determine whether she was pregnant.



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