Family of missing Oak Ridge woman offering reward for information

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) The family of missing 19 year-old Erin Corwin is now offering a reward to anyone that can offer information to help find her.

Corwin went missing from her Twentynine Palms, California home June 28th, after she told her husband she was headed to Joshua Tree National Park.

Corwin's sister-in-law said the family has spent the past 11 days exhausting themselves in trying to figure out what could have happened to her.

"Time just seems to be crawling," DeeAnna Heavilin said.

Questions have circled around Corwin's husband Jonathan Corwin, who serves as a Marine, and his involvement in the case. Erin Corwin's mother-in-law, Sheila Braden, said there is no way her son Jonathan could be involved with Corwin's disappearance. Heavilin said the same thing.

"We were all together a month ago, and everything seemed perfectly fine and normal between them," Heavilin said.

Investigators with the San Bernardino Sheriff's Office have since added more search crews to try to locate Corwin. Heavilin said they are given an update from the lead investigator every night for updates, but information is limited. Heavilin said investigators have started searching other areas beside the national park, but they won't say exactly where.

Friends had previously set up a GoFundMe campaign to help the Oak Ridge family with travel expenses to California, but the family has recently said they will use all money raised as a reward for information leading to finding Corwin.

You can find a link to the fundraising campaign by clicking the link to the right called 'Erin Corwin Reward'.

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