Marine Louis Ray Perez, 45 was arrested Sunday on an unrelated charge of possessing a stolen AR-15 rifle from Camp Pendleton. He remained jailed on $500,000 bail and has refused to cooperate with investigators.
Brittany Dawn Killgor,e who was reported missing Saturday, April 14, 2012.
Authorities arrested a woman Tuesday for investigation of murder after finding a body in their search for the missing wife of a U.S. Marine.
The body has not yet been identified as 22-year-old Brittany Killgore, who has been missing since Friday night, San Diego County sheriff’s Capt. Duncan Frasier said.
Police provided no details on a possible motive or any evidence that led to the arrest.
Police arrested 27-year-old Jessica Lynn Lopez at a motel in San Diego. She was under guard at University of California, San Diego Medical Center with unspecified injuries.
Frasier said she would be taken to jail and booked on suspicion of murder after treatment.
Police say they were also investigating another Marine, Louis Ray Perez, 45, the last person seen with Killgore. Authorities have not disclosed the nature of their relationship.