Pregnant Woman, Marine's Wife Disappears In California

Pregnant Woman, Marine's Wife Disappears In California

The family of a 19-year-old pregnant woman who disappeared this week in Southern California is reaching out to the public for help and prayers.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Erin Corwin left her home on the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base on Saturday morning, and her husband reported her missing the next day after she failed to come back.

The Press Enterprise reported on Wednesday that authorities had located Corwin's car, but weren't disclosing where exactly they found it, saying "there was no indication of her direction of travel or current whereabouts."

Authorities haven't ruled out foul play, but Corwin's family say they think it's likely she just got lost.

By Thursday, major media outlets such as Fox News and People began to pick up the story, and Corwin's family took advantage of the added press to get the word out about their own efforts to find her.

The family created a Facebook page called "Locate Erin" where they encourage anyone with information on Corwin's disappearance to contact the authorities.

For its part, the local sheriff's department is discouraging untrained volunteers from joining in the search on the ground because of the difficult rocky conditions in the area.

Corwin was reportedly preparing for a visit from her mother when she disappeared. She is three months pregnant.