A woman’s body found in Riverside County is that of a 22-year-old North County military wife who disappeared last week, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office determined today.
Brittany Killgore of Fallbrook was reported missing Saturday, a day after the last known sighting of the young woman, whose husband was deployed overseas. She vanished after meeting up with 45-year-old Louis Ray Perez, a Camp Pendleton-based Marine who was subsequently arrested on weapon-theft charges, according to investigators.
Killgore’s remains were found Tuesday near Temecula, about a mile north of Lake Skinner.
Perez appeared in court in Vista this afternoon and pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of stolen property and possession of an assault weapon.
A second suspect in the case, Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25, was taken into custody late Tuesday morning at a Point Loma motel on suspicion of murder, according to Fraser, who declined to disclose her alleged role in the presumed slaying.