Ex-Marine waives extradition from Alaska

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Updated: 8/21/2014 12:50 pm

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A former Marine charged with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft has waived extradition from Alaska.

The Desert Sun reports Thursday that 24-year-old Christopher Lee can be immediately returned to California where he faces a first-degree murder charge.

He was arrested in Anchorage on Sunday, a day after 19-year-old Erin Corwin's body was found 140 feet down a mine shaft near Twentynine Palms — where her Marine husband is stationed.

Authorities say Lee admitted conducting Internet searches on human body disposal.

Corwin was in the early stages of pregnancy when she disappeared on June 28.

Her friend told investigators that Corwin and Lee were having an affair and that the unborn child might be Lee's.

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