Vigil to honor Erin Corwin Monday night

Candlelight vigil from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - A community candlelight vigil will be held Monday evening to honor and celebrate the life of 19-year-old Erin Corwin.

Corwin's family said women who live on the Twentynine Palms Marine Base are planning the vigil from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Luckie Park, 5885 Luckie Ave, Twentynine Palms.

The community is invited to celebrate Erin and support the search and rescue crews who spent nearly eight weeks and 5,000 volunteer hours looking for her since she disappeared June 28.

Corwin's family encourages people to wear purple in her memory and continue to wear a purple ribbon until there is justice in her murder, according to DeeAnna Heavilin, Corwin's sister-in-law.

Investigators found Erin's body Saturday. Aug. 18, down a mine shaft outside of Joshua Tree, southeast of Twentynine Palms. Corwin was about three months pregnant.

Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, Erin's alleged lover and neighbor faces charges in her murder.

Heavilin said Corwin's family is finalizing plans for a memorial in Tennessee, but they are waiting for Erin's body to be released and brought home to them.

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