The wife of a former Marine suspected of having an affair with Erin Corwin–the missing pregnant wife of another Marine– told a witness “detectives would never find her body.” Search warrants made public reveal Nichole Lee, 24, the wife of Christopher Lee–who may have been with Corwin on the day she disappeared–told Isabella Megli of Yucca Valley, (who later told detectives), that without Corwin’s body, investigators “did not have a case against them.” The warrant was issued July 8. Corwin, reported missing June 29th, was having an affair with Lee before she disappeared; he may also have been the father of Corwin’s child, according to the warrant. Corwin told her husband she was heading to Joshua Tree National Park. When she didn’t return home, he reported her missing the next day. Investigators say her phone had been turned off. Lee, who was Corwin’s neighbor, planned to take Corwin on a hunting trip the same day she disappeared. In an interview with investigators, he said he ended up going alone.
On June 30, authorities found Corwin’s car abandoned a couple of minutes away from her home. Near her car, detectives found a shoe print and a set of tire marks, which they said matched those on Lee’s vehicle. The warrant also said Lee and his wife, Nicole, had been storing their belongings at a property owned by Megli because they were reportedly moving to Alaska. Lee’s wife also told Megli that detectives had missed something while searching their home garage.