Search teams have been scouring the area in and around Joshua Tree National Park for more than a week looking for the pregnant wife of a Marine. Erin Corwin, 19, disappeared on June 28 after saying she was going to look for places she could take photos in the vast California park, CNN reports. Her car has been found near the military base where her husband is stationed and police say her disappearance is suspicious, though family members are holding out hope that she may have become lost and could still be found safe.
Family members describe Corwin, who is three months' pregnant, as quiet and shy and say it would be totally out of character for her to take off. "Erin is one of those people that if this were another Marine wife out there or another young girl out there ... she would be trying to figure out how she could help," her sister-in-law tells the Los Angeles Times. "She's really young, really innocent. She's just a kind-hearted, trusting, sweet, sweet soul." Volunteers have come from as far away as Los Angeles to join the search, the San Bernadino Sun reports.