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Second suspect arrested in disappearance of Marine's wife

Updated at 10:24 p.m. ET: Authorities say they have arrested a second suspect in the case of a missing 22-year-old Fallbrook, Calif. woman.

Brittany Killgore was last seen in San Diego on Friday. Investigators said they believe there is a strong likelihood she is the victim of foul play. Her husband, Cory Killgore, was deployed when she went missing and is on his way home with help from the Red Cross.

On Tuesday afternoon, a road worker in Riverside County found a female body near Lake Skinner, the San Diego Sheriff's Department announced. They could not say whether the body was Killgore's.

Investigators are still processing the scene, which is about a mile north of Warren Road. The San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office will release the identity of the body when it is known.

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Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the case. Jessica Lynn Lopez, 27, was arrested at a Ramada Inn on Tuesday. Louis Perez, 45, an active-duty Marine based at Camp Pendleton, was also arrested on unrelated charges. 

Lopez is currently in the UCSD Medical Center for "medical necessity," and faces murder charges, said Sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser with the Homicide Division.

Killgore was last seen by a friend at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13. She may have traveled to the Gaslamp area that day as her cell phone was found there, according to sheriff's deputies.

Perez is believed to be one of the last people seen with her and has been arrested on unrelated charges, according to officials. He has been questioned regarding Killgore's disappearance, but detectives said he was uncooperative.

Perez is currently in San Diego Central Jail for allegedly stealing an AR-15 assault rifle. Investigators are now classifying Perez as a "person of interest."

"[He is] uncooperative and not completely forthcoming about his knowledge we believe," said Lt. Larry Nesbit.

Cory Killgore posted on his Facebook page asking for prayers for his family.

“Thank you everyone for the prayers and concern," Cory said on Tuesday. "I request you pray for her more then you do for me. I have family and friends for support. She is alone where ever she is."

Marine returning from Afghanistan after wife Brittany Killgore vanishes

The couple filed for divorce on April 10, according to court documents.

A car parked at her residence had explicit language scribbled in the dust of the car windows. Investigators said the comments were not there yesterday.

Killgore's neighbor, Patricia Pagdilao, said Killgore is often out late at night but that she's always with friends.

"Usually I see her, you know, every night coming through here when she invites a couple of friends over but the last time I saw her was last week," Pagdilao said.

Investigators searched in De Luz Canyon near Fallbrook today based on information they received.

Killgore is described as 5-foot-8 with brown hair, brown eyes and weighs 130 pounds. Killgore was last seen wearing a dark purple evening gown with purple floral glitter patterns.

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