California Marine's missing wife found slain, neighbour arrested

(QMI Agency)

(QMI Agency)

Dan Whitcomb, Reuters

, Last Updated: 11:30 PM ET

LOS ANGELES - The body of a U.S. Marine's pregnant wife who disappeared in June has been found in a mine shaft, with a former neighbour of the couple arrested for her murder, law enforcement officials said on Monday.

Erin Corwin, 19, was reported missing on June 28 by her husband, Marine Corporal Jonathan Corwin, after she failed to return from what she told him was a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park, near their home on the military base in nearby Twentynine Palms.

On Sunday evening, her remains were recovered from the bottom of a mine shaft less than 2 miles from Twentynine Palms and positively identified by dental records, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said.