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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release



DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 29, 2014                     UPDATE - July 18, 2014

 
INCIDENT: Missing Person Investigation

 
LOCATION: Twentynine Palms

 
VICTIM: Erin Corwin, 19-year-old, 5'02", 120 lbs, Brown hair, Blue eyes



Summary

UPDATE -  Friday, July 18, 2014

The missing person investigation and search for Erin Corwin continues.  Throughout the week, Specialized Investigators have been in Twentynine Palms and in and around Joshua Tree National Park searching and flying the remote areas.  The ground search will resume through the weekend.

There is no information being released regarding possible witnesses, witness statements or investigative techniques used during this search.  At this time, the search for Erin Corwin has not been classified as a criminal investigation.  Additionally, there are no suspects or 'persons of interest' identified.

We appreciate your patience as investigators work tirelessly on this search.  Updates will be provided as new information becomes available.

Investigators are continuing to ask anyone who may have information regarding the whereabouts of Erin Corwin to contact the Specialized Investigation Division (909) 387-3589 or Sheriff's dispatch at (909) 387-8313. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to www.wetip.com

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UPDATE - Monday, July 14, 2014

The search for Erin continued throughout the weekend with Search & Rescue volunteers in the field continuing to search more than 200 square miles of remote desert.  On Saturday, July 12, 2014 and Sunday, July 13, 2014, over 60 personnel were involved in the search including teams from San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Kern County Sheriff's Department.  San Bernardino County Sheriff's air support also assisted in the search.

 

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UPDATE - July 12, 2014:

The search for Erin resumes today with 68 total personnel involved.  Ground teams involved are from San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Kern County Sheriff's Departments.  SB Co. Sheriff's air support are also on scene.

No new developments at this time.  Updates will be released as new information becomes available.

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The Specialized Investigators, along with Sheriff’s Search & Rescue volunteers continue the search for Erin Corwin.  The search area is concentrated around the Joshua Tree National Park and has covered more than 200 square miles of remote desert. 

The information released during this search has been minimal due to the suspicious nature of Erin’s disappearance.  The search has shown no sign of Erin and her disappearance does not appear to be voluntary. When conducting investigations like these, Investigators must keep in mind the potential for this search to turn into a criminal investigation at any time.  Therefore, the information released about the search techniques, search areas and interviews will be minimal.

The search will continue as necessary, throughout the weekend using search and rescue volunteers from San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County and Kern County Sheriff’s Departments and Joshua Tree National Park Service Rangers.

Anyone with information about Erin Corwin is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigation Division at (909)387-3589 or Sheriff’s dispatch at (909)387-8313.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact the WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to www.wetip.com

Updates will be released as new information becomes available.

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UPDATE - July 3, 2014:

There are no new developments in the Erin Corwin missing person investigation. The search for Erin continues today with about a dozen Search and Rescue volunteers on the ground and a Sheriff’s helicopter searching from the air.  Specialized Investigators, Morongo Basin/Twentynine Palms station detectives and patrol personnel are also on scene.  The search area continues to be in and around the Joshua Tree National Park.

Anyone with information about Erin Corwin is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigation Division at (909)387-3589 or Sheriff’s dispatch at (909)387-8313.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact the WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to www.wetip.com

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UPDATE - July 2, 2014

The search for Erin Corwin began on Sunday, and continues in and around the Joshua Tree National Park by Sheriff’s Aviation and Search and Rescue volunteers.  Erin’s vehicle was found in Twentynine Palms on Monday, but there was no indication of her direction of travel or current whereabouts.

Anyone with information about Erin Corwin is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigation Division at (909)387-3589 or Sheriff’s dispatch at (909)387-8313.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact the WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to www.wetip.com

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On Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 7:00 a.m., 19 year old Erin Corwin was last seen leaving her Twentynine Palms home enroute to Joshua Tree National Forest. On Sunday, June 29, 2014, her husband reported her missing. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department began an extensive search by air and on the ground, utilizing volunteers and search and rescue teams. San Bernardino Sheriff's Homicide Detail was contacted to assist in the investigation.

 
Erin is a white female adult, 5'02", 120 lbs., Brown hair, Blue eyes and is three months pregnant. She has no history of medical and/or psychological issues. Erin was last seen driving a blue, 2013 Toyota Corolla with California license plate number 7CJX519.

 
Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Erin. Anyone with information is asked to immediately contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Caller’s wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com

 

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Refer: Sergeant Trevis Newport or Detective Daniel Hanke

 
Station: Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail

 
Phone No. (909)387-3589

 
Case No. 201400900



John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700



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