Crews in Southern California looking for Erin Corwin have narrowed their search for the pregnant wife of a Marine to specific areas in the San Bernardino County desert.
“Before, we were searching literally the entire desert for clues. We’ve been able to develop through investigations some specific target areas that we are now looking at,” said San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Captain Dale Mondary in an interview with KMIR, the NBC affiliate in Palm Springs.
The 19-year-old woman was last seen June 28 when she left her home on the Marine Corps base in Twentynine Palms. Corwin was reportedly going to visit Joshua Tree National Park. More people were expected to join the search Wednesday.
Her husband Jon didn’t report her missing until the next morning, but officials told KMIR there is no evidence of foul play at this time.
"He (Corwin’s husband) believed he had to wait 24 hours to report a person missing," Mondary told KMIR.
Corwin's blue 2013 Toyota Corolla was found in Twentynine Palms near base two days after her disappearance.
"It was near the base and the desert, yes, but keep in mind that's a very large base," Mondary said.
Mondary said there are no official search efforts on base. He said the “target areas” are in Joshua Tree National Park and other parts of the Morongo Basin, but would not specify where.
Corwin is described as 5-foot-2 and 120 pounds with light brown hair and blue eyes. She is three months pregnant.