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Brittany Dawn Killgore
Brittany Dawn Killgore

Killgore murder case: Woman told roommate she was choked into unconsciousness by Marine boyfriend during sex games


Monday, April 16th, 2012
Issue 16, Volume 16.
Kelly Wheeler
Special to the Village news


VISTA - A woman told a roommate that she was choked into unconsciousness by her Marine boyfriend -- who is charged along with her in the murder of a 22-year-old military wife -- during bondage and sadomasochistic play at their Fallbrook home, according to court testimony today, March 12, 2013.

The roommate's testimony came on the second day of a preliminary hearing for Dorothy Maraglino, 37, Louis Ray Perez, 46, and 25-year-old Jessica Lynn Lopez, who are charged in the strangulation death last April of Brittany Killgore.

All three defendants were involved in sexual behavior that included bondage, torture, and master, servant and slave role-playing, and Killgore was an "unwilling participant" in those activities, sheriff's detective Susan Fiske alleged in search warrant affidavits.

Taylor said Maraglino told her "master" Perez -- a Camp Pendleton staff sergeant also known as Ivan -- had choked her out with a belt and his bare hands during bondage and sadomasochistic play.

Killgore -- who had filed for divorce from her Marine husband -- went missing the night of April 13 after agreeing to go on a dinner cruise with Perez. Her nude body was found four days later near Lake Skinner in southwest Riverside County.

A friend testified that Killgore texted the word "help" shortly after leaving with Perez. He told the friend that he dropped Killgore at a bar and saw her go off with "two guys," according to the friend's testimony.

Taylor -- who said she did not participate in the bondage and sadomasochistic activities with the defendants -- testified that she decided to come forward and tell authorities what she knew.

"I felt like I owed it to Brittany, to give her parents closure," Taylor testified.

The witness called Maraglino an "extremist" who was submissive to Perez but had Lopez as a sex slave, complete with a dog collar that read "Property of Miss D (Dorothy).'

A woman who dated Perez from 2008 until last year testified that he was gentle when they started dating, but their sexual relationship turned "rough," complete with biting, spanking, tying and binding and choking.

"I was a little bit scared, but I trusted him," the confidential witness testified.

According to court documents, Perez said in online posts that he was planning to have a BDSM session the weekend Killgore disappeared.

Perez allegedly took Killgore to his Fallbrook home -- where authorities said they found ropes, whips, a Taser, a nightstick, spiked gloves and a "sex dungeon" -- before texting Lopez and Maraglino to join him.

At some point, Perez decided to kill Killgore, authorities allege.

The preliminary hearing -- expected to last five days -- will determine whether there's enough evidence for the defendants to stand trial.

(previous story, March 11, 2013)

Friend: Military wife texted 'help' after going on dinner cruise with marine sergeant

VISTA - A friend of a military wife whose body was found near Lake Skinner in southwest Riverside County last year testified today that the victim texted the word "help" soon after leaving on a dinner cruise with a Marine sergeant, who is charged with murdering the 22-year-old woman.

Channy Tal was the first witness to testify in a preliminary hearing in San Diego County for Louis Ray Perez, who is accused, along with his girlfriend Dorothy Maraglino and 25-year-old Jessica Lynn Lopez, in the April 2012 death of Fallbrook resident Brittany Killgore.

Tal said she was helping Killgore pack last April for a move back to Pennsylvania when Perez, a 46-year-old staff sergeant at Camp Pendleton, came over and insisted that Killgore go on the dinner cruise with him.

Killgore's Marine husband -- who was estranged from the victim -- was deployed in Afghanistan at the time of her murder and was cleared of any wrongdoing. Killgore had filed for divorce a few days before her death.

The witness said Killgore was reluctant, but decided to accompany Perez after speaking with his 37-year-old girlfriend, who said it was OK because she was pregnant and didn't want to get seasick.

Perez also said he would get five men to help Killgore move, according to Tal.

Tal said Killgore texted the word "help" about 7:50 p.m., soon after leaving with Perez for the dinner cruise in San Diego. She said she tried to text Killgore back, but got no reply.

"I was concerned that something was wrong," Tal testified.

Minutes later, Tal said she texted Killgore again, writing, "Brit, are you OK? I'm freaking out."

Tal said she got a text back from Killgore's phone that read, "Yes, I love this party!"

The witness said Killgore never used the word "yes," but always"yeah."

Tal testified that she insisted that Killgore call so she could hear her voice, but got only a text in return that read, "(Call) in a few ... hot guys."

The witness said she used a friend's phone to contact Perez, who she knew as "Ivan." Perez told her that he dropped Killgore at a club and saw her go off with "two guys," and he lost track of her, according to Tal.

Tal said she and her friends decided to report Killgore missing the next morning.

She said sheriff's deputies contacted Perez on April 14 and he showed up at Killgore's apartment.

"He looked kind of dirty, but he was calm and collected," Tal testified.

In addition to murder, the defendants are charged with conspiracy, kidnapping and torture charges.

All three defendants were involved in sexual behavior that included bondage, torture, and master, servant and slave role-playing, and Killgore was an "unwilling participant" in those activities, San Diego County sheriff's Detective Susan Fiske alleged in search warrant affidavits.

According to court documents, Perez participated in a bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism community and said in online posts that he was planning to have a BDSM session the weekend of April 13, 2012.

Perez allegedly took Killgore to his Fallbrook home -- where authorities said they found ropes, whips, a Taser, a nightstick, spiked gloves and a "sex dungeon" -- before texting Lopez and Maraglino to join him.

At some point, Perez decided to kill Killgore, authorities allege.

The preliminary hearing -- expected to last five days -- will determine whether there's enough evidence for the defendants to stand trial.


Preliminary hearing scheduled for three people accused in the death of 22-year-old Marine wife Brittany Killgore

VISTA - A preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin Monday for three people accused in the strangulation death last year of a 22-year-old Marine wife, whose body was found nude and mutilated in a roadside ditch near Lake Skinner in southwest Riverside County.

Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Louis Ray Perez, 46, Dorothy Grace Marie Maraglino, 37, and Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25, are charged with first-degree murder in the death last April of Brittany Killgore.

The defendants, who at one time lived together in Fallbrook, are also charged with conspiracy, kidnapping and torture. At the time of her death, Killgore also lived in Fallbrook, along with her estranged Camp Pendleton-based husband, who was on deployment in Afghanistan and was cleared of any involvement in the slaying.

All three defendants were involved in sexual behavior that included bondage, torture, and master, servant and slave role playing, and that Killgore was an "unwilling participant" in those activities, sheriff's detective Susan Fiske wrote in the search warrant affidavits.

According to court documents, Perez said in online posts with a bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism community that he was planning to have a BDSM session the weekend of April 13, 2012. He allegedly invited Killgore to go on a dinner cruise in San Diego the night of April 13. She initially declined but agreed after Maraglino said it was OK and Perez promised Killgore she'd have help moving the following morning, authorities said. Minutes after Killgore and Perez met up, she sent a text message to a friend that read, "Help," according to authorities. Perez then allegedly took Killgore to his Fallbrook home -- where authorities said there were ropes, whips, a taser, a nightstick, spiked gloves and a sex dungeon -- before texting Lopez and Maraglino to join him.

At some point, Perez decided to kill Killgore and sent phony messages in her name to friends, authorities said.

The preliminary hearing -- expected to last five days -- will determine whether there's enough evidence for the defendants to stand trial.


Killgore's husband: "Brittany was a beautiful, good person who did not deserve this;" "... her murder has left me devastated"

SAN DIEGO - U.S. Marine Cory Killgore has issued a public statement concerning the murder of his wife, Brittany Killgore. The statement was released through the San Diego County Sheriff's Dept. and read:

"Mr. Killgore will not be granting media interviews. The Sheriff's Homicide Detail and Public Affairs will not be making any further comment regarding this case."

"My wife Brittany, was beautiful beyond words and her murder has left me devastated. My duty to her memory is now to ensure her good reputation remains intact, and help law enforcement and prosecutors secure justice for the person, or persons who took her away from me.'

Brittany's death cannot be in vain – at this point, I don't know how to use this tragedy for good, but others have found their way and I hope to do the same. Brittany meant too much to do any less.'

'As my father-in-law said, please honor my wife's name and don't succumb to salacious gossip and rumor. Brittany was a beautiful, good person, who did not deserve this. Thank you." --Cory Killgore.

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(previous story, Thurs., April 26, 2012)

Marine pleads not guilty to murder in Brittany Killgore case; D.A. says victim's blood and weapon found in marine's vehicle

VISTA (WIRE SERVICE) - A veteran Camp Pendleton Marine accused in the death of a 22-year-old military wife who went missing after a planned night on the town with him pleaded not guilty today to murdering her.

Staff Sgt. Louis Ray Perez, 45, was ordered held on $3 million bail in the death of Brittany Killgore of Fallbrook.

On the night of April 13, Killgore, whose estranged husband was serving a combat deployment in Afghanistan, was supposed to go out with Perez and a second woman who wound up canceling out on the plan, according to prosecutors.

Later that night, Killgore sent a text message to a friend saying she was in distress and needed help, Deputy District Attorney Patrick Espinoza said this morning at Perez's arraignment in Vista.

Investigators subsequently contacted Perez, who said he had dropped off Killgore in downtown San Diego, when in fact he had been in Fallbrook at the time in question, according to the prosecutor.

Perez, a 16-year member of the Marine Corps, pleaded not guilty last week on unrelated charges of stealing an assault rifle and a motorcycle from a trailer at Camp Pendleton. At that time, authorities described him only as a "person of interest" in Killgore's death.

During a search of Perez's vehicle, detectives discovered the victim's blood and a weapon, Espinoza told Superior Court Judge Kimberlee Lagotta.

Killgore's body was found April 17, dumped alongside a rural road near Lake Skinner in Riverside County.

Perez was the second person charged in Killgore's death. His roommate, 25-year-old Jessica Lynn Lopez, also is accused of murder in the case.

The serviceman's attorney, Jeff Reichert, told Lagotta a note found when a suicidal Lopez was arrested in a Point Loma motel room exonerates his client. According to Reichert, the message written by Lopez indicates that she killed Killgore and that Perez had nothing to do with the homicide.

However, Lagotta, who agreed to keep the note under seal, said Perez represented a "serious danger" to the community and was deserving of high bail.

Perez and Lopez, who will be back in court May 10 for a readiness conference and May 30 for a preliminary hearing, each face 25 years to life in prison if convicted.

Espinoza declined to comment on reports that Perez had an interest in sadomasochism and bondage or how that may or may not tie into the case.

Several days before she went missing, Killgore filed for divorce from her Marine husband. She had planned to move this month to Pennsylvania, where her parents live, according to her grandmother.

Following his wife's disappearance, Cory Killgore was granted leave to return from overseas to San Diego County.

This afternoon, he released his first public statements about the death of his wife, saying she had been "beautiful beyond words" and describing himself as "devastated" by her loss.

"My duty to her memory is now to ensure her good reputation remains intact, and help law enforcement and prosecutors secure justice for the person or persons who took her away from me," he said.

"Brittany's death cannot be in vain. At this point, I don't know how to use this tragedy for good, but others have found their way, and I hope to do the same. Brittany meant too much to do any less."

The Marine urged people to "honor my wife's name, and don't succumb to salacious gossip and rumor."

"Brittany was a beautiful, good person who did not deserve this," he added.



(previous story, Thurs., April 26, 2012, 8 a.m.)

Update: Marine to be arraigned today on murder charge in Brittany Killgore case

VISTA (Wire Service) - A Camp Pendleton Marine is scheduled to be arraigned in Vista today (Thurs., April 26) on a murder charge stemming from the slaying of a 22-year-old military wife whose body was dumped off a rural road in Riverside County.

Staff Sgt. Louis Ray Perez was charged last week with possession of stolen property and possession of an assault rifle but was described only as a "person of interest" in the disappearance and slaying of Brittany Killgore of

Fallbrook. On Wednesday, however, he was re-arrested and re-booked at the Vista Jail on suspicion of murder.

Perez is the second person accused for Killgore's slaying. Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25, who lived near the victim, last week pleaded not guilty to murder in the case and was expected in court this morning for a readiness conference.

A few hours before the victim's body was discovered near Lake Skinner in Riverside County on April 17, detectives took Lopez into custody in San Diego. Information gleaned from her arrest led authorities to the remote spot where the body was located, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

At Lopez's arraignment, Deputy District Attorney Patrick Espinoza said she had been tracked down to a Rosecrans Street motel where she was found suffering from self-inflicted wounds. A suicide note was in the room, he said.

Authorities have refused to disclose the alleged connections between the victim and the two suspects. Lopez and Perez reportedly once lived in the same Fallbrook apartment, about a half-mile from the rental residence Killgore

shared with her husband.

On the night of Killgore's disappearance, she was supposed to have gone out with Perez and his girlfriend on a dinner cruise, but it was unclear if the plan came together, according to the victim's grandmother.

Killgore filed for divorce two weeks ago, according to court records. Marine Corps officials agreed to send her Camp Pendleton-based husband home from Afghanistan following her disappearance. He is not implicated in her slaying.

Other than to say that Killgore was a victim of "homicidal violence," as a prosecutor put it, authorities have yet to say how she was killed.


(previous story, April 24, 2012)

UPDATE: 45-year-old Marine arrested on murder charges in Brittany Killgore case

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego County Sheriff's Dept. has announced that a second arrest in the Brittany Dawn Kilgore case has been made.

Louis Ray Perez, 45 years of age, was arrested today (Tues., April 24) by Sheriff's Homicide Detectives on charges of 187 Penal Code – Murder.

This matter has been submitted to the San Diego County District Attorney's Office for review.

Perez has been a person of interest since the disappearance and murder of Brittany on Friday, April 13.

Perez has been in custody since April 14 on charges of possession of a stolen weapon.

In contacting the District Attorney's office for more information, they said there was no additional information approved for release at this time.


(previous story)

Killgore's father says comments about her "have absolutely no basis in fact" and "she does not deserve to be a victim of lies"

SAN DIEGO - A short time ago, Darryl Wrest, the father of Brittany Killgore, 22, a Fallbrook military wife who was found dead this week near Lake Skinner, released the following statement through the San Diego County Sheriff's Dept."

"Brittany is my daughter. I am here to speak for Brittany as her voice was taken from her. Brittany was a beautiful, kind, caring, young woman trying to find her way in this world. Family and friends love and miss Brittany beyond words. Brittany, was a victim, she did nothing wrong. There have been stories and comments made from people who do not know my daughter and have their own agendas or opinions. These stories have absolutely no basis in fact. Please leave my daughter in peace, she does not deserve to be a victim of lies and innuendo anymore than she deserved to be murdered. We are devastated and ask to be left alone to grieve at this time. Be assured, we will fight for Brittany to ensure justice is served for her. Thank you."

Also today, a woman who was arrested in a Point Loma motel in an apparently suicidal state was charged with murder this afternoon in connection with Killgore's death.

Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25, pleaded not guilty to the murder charge during a brief court hearing in Vista. She faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted in the death of Killgore who disappeared Friday, April 13.

Killgore's body was found Tuesday near Temecula, north of Lake Skinner, just hours after Lopez's arrest. Sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser said information gathered during Lopez's arrest led them to the body, although neither he nor

prosecutors would elaborate.

Superior Court Judge Sim von Kalinowski set Lopez's bail at $3 million.

She is due back in court May 2 for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for her to stand trial.

During a news conference earlier today, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis declined to provide details regarding Lopez's alleged involvement in Killgore's disappearance and death.

At Lopez's arraignment, Deputy District Attorney Patrick Espinoza said Lopez was found in a Point Loma motel room suffering from self-inflicted wounds, along with writings described as a suicide note.

He would not provide details on how Killgore died, saying only her death was the result of "homicidal violence."

Killgore vanished after meeting with Staff Sgt. Louis Ray Perez, 45, a Camp Pendleton-based Marine who was subsequently arrested on weapon-theft charges, according to investigators.

Perez, a 16-year veteran assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of possession of stolen property and illegal possession of an assault rifle. But he also is being "actively investigated" in connection with the Killgore case, Fraser said.

Bail was kept high -- $500,000 -- with the judge agreeing that Perez was a flight risk. He is due back in court for a readiness conference April 26 and a preliminary hearing on May 17.

Perez, who faces up to three years and eight months behind bars if convicted on the weapons charges, remains a "person of interest" in Killgore's death and additional charges are possible, Dumanis said.

"Our hearts go out to Brittany's husband, Cory, as well as her family and friends, who are dealing with this sudden loss," Dumanis said. "This case has shaken many in San Diego County and many in the military community at Camp

Pendleton.'

The county's top prosecutor, without elaborating, said there has been a lot of misinformation in the media about the case. Dumanis urged anyone with information about Killgore's disappearance and death to call Crime Stoppers at

(888) 580-8477.

Authorities have not said how Lopez knew Killgore. According to U-T San Diego, public records showed Lopez and Perez once lived in the same Fallbrook apartment, about a half-mile from the apartment Killgore shared with her

husband.

A neighbor told the newspaper that Lopez and a female roommate live in same Fallbrook apartment she once shared with Perez, and he was often seen there.

The Lopez family released a statement through an attorney Wednesday.

'We pray for the family of Brittany Killgore and ask that the Lord comfort them during their time of grief and anguish. We ask that you pray for all those impacted by this tragic situation, including our family," the statement said.

Killgore's grandmother, Cheryl Coble of Farmington, Mo., told a hometown newspaper the victim's mother notified San Diego law enforcement about her daughter's disappearance after receiving a call from a stranger who found

Killgore's cell phone in the downtown Gaslamp District.

On the night of her disappearance, she was supposed to have gone out with Perez and his girlfriend to a dinner cruise, but it was unclear if the plan came together, Coble told the Daily Journal of Park Hills, Mo. The

girlfriend -- it was not immediately clear if she was referring to Lopez -- apparently backed out at the last minute, she added.

Killgore's father, Darryl Wrest, and grandfather flew to Southern California this week and handed out photos and information about her, Coble said.

Killgore, a former Missouri resident, had separated from her husband and shipped all her belongings to her parents' home in Pennsylvania, with plans to travel there this week to move back in with them, Coble told the newspaper.

Killgore's family had lived in Rolla, Mo., before relocating to Pennsylvania last fall. Killgore had been looking forward to reuniting with her family, her grandmother said.

"She just wanted to be at her parents' house and just wanted to sit and hold her new niece," Coble told the Daily Journal.

Killgore filed for divorce last week, according to court records. Marine Corps officials agreed to send her husband, Cory, a Pendleton-based Marine, home from Afghanistan following her disappearance. It was unclear when he would

return to San Diego County.

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(previous story, Thurs., April 19, 11 a.m.)

D.A. Dumanis says first degree murder charge will be filed today against 25-year-old woman in death of Brittany Killgore

SAN DIEGO - San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie M. Dumanis, announced this morning (Thurs., April 19) that a first-degree murder charge will be filed against Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25, in connection with the death of 22-year old Fallbrook military wife Brittany Killgore. Lopez will be arraigned today at 1:30 p.m. in San Diego Superior Court in North San Diego County. If convicted, Lopez faces 25 years-to-life in state prison.

"I want to thank the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department for their outstanding work to date on this murder case," said Dumanis. "This is an ongoing investigation and as the county’s top prosecutor, my responsibility is to protect the integrity of the case, ensure a thorough investigation, and ultimately hold those responsible in a court of law."

Dumanis would not give details regarding Lopez's alleged involvement in Killgore's disappearance and death.

Killgore, of Fallbrook, disappeared Friday, April 13. Her body was found Tuesday near Temecula, north of Lake Skinner.

Investigators had gone to the remote spot based on leads stemming from the arrest of Lopez, said sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser.

Dumanis said authorities have been in touch with Killgore's family.

"Our hearts go out to Brittany's husband, Cory, as well as her family and friends, who are dealing with this sudden loss,"' she said. "This case has shaken many in San Diego County and many in the military community at Camp

Pendleton."

Lopez, 25, was taken into custody late Tuesday morning at a Point Loma motel. She was booked into Las Colinas women's jail in Santee without bail late Tuesday night after being treated at a hospital for cuts suffered in an

apparent suicide attempt.

"Killgore vanished after meeting up with Staff Sgt. Louis Ray Perez, 45, a Camp Pendleton-based Marine who was subsequently arrested on weapon-theft charges," according to investigators.

Perez, a 16-year veteran assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of possession of stolen property and illegal possession of an assault rifle. But he also is being "actively investigated"' in connection with the Killgore case, Fraser said.

Bail was kept high -- $500,000 -- with the judge agreeing that Perez was a flight risk. He is due back in court for a readiness conference April 26 and a preliminary hearing on May 17.

Perez, who faces up to three years and eight months behind bars if convicted on the weapons charges, remains a "person of interest"' in Killgore's death and additional charges are possible, Dumanis said.

The county's top prosecutor, without elaborating, said there has been a lot of misinformation in the media about the case. Dumanis urged anyone with information about Killgore's disappearance and death to call Crime Stoppers at

888-580-8477.

Authorities have not said how Lopez knew Killgore. According to U-T San Diego, public records showed Lopez and Perez once lived in the same Fallbrook apartment, about a half-mile from the apartment Killgore shared with her

husband.

A neighbor told the newspaper that Lopez and a female roommate live in same Fallbrook apartment she once shared with Perez, and that he is often seen there.

The Lopez family released a statement through an attorney Wednesday.

"We pray for the family of Brittany Killgore and ask that the Lord comfort them during their time of grief and anguish. We ask that you pray for all those impacted by this tragic situation, including our family," the statement said.

Killgore's grandmother, Cheryl Coble of Farmington, Mo., told a hometown newspaper the victim's mother notified San Diego law enforcement about her daughter's disappearance after receiving a call from a stranger who found

Killgore's cell phone in the downtown Gaslamp District.

On the night of her disappearance, she was supposed to have gone out with Perez and his girlfriend to a dinner cruise, but it was unclear if the plan came together, Coble told the Daily Journal of Park Hills, Mo. The girlfriend -- it was not immediately clear if she was referring to Lopez -- apparently backed out at the last minute, she added.

Killgore's father, Darryl Wreast, and grandfather flew to Southern California this week and handed out photos and information about her, Coble said.

Killgore, a former Missouri resident, had separated from her husband and shipped all her belongings to her parents' home in Pennsylvania, with plans to travel there this week to move back in with them, Coble told the newspaper.

Killgore's family had lived in Rolla, Mo., before relocating to Pennsylvania last fall. Killgore had been looking forward to reuniting with her family, her grandmother said.

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and just wanted to sit and hold her new niece," Coble told the Daily Journal.

Killgore filed for divorce last week, according to court records. Marine Corps officials agreed to send her husband, Cory, a Pendleton-based Marine, home from Afghanistan following her disappearance. It was unclear when he would

return to San Diego County.


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(previous story, Thurs., April 19, 10 a.m.)

Update from D.A. expected this a.m. on Brittany Killgore case; 25-yr-old woman under arrest for murder will be arraigned today

SAN DIEGO (Wire Service) - San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is holding a press conference at 10 a.m. this morning to release more information about the investigation into the death of 22-year-old Brittany Killgore of Fallbrook.

In addition, a woman arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with Killgore's death is scheduled to be arraigned at the Vista courthouse early this afternoon.

Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25, was arrested earlier this week in the death of Brittany Killgore and is scheduled to make an initial court appearance early this afternoon, when she will be asked how she pleads to first-degree murder.

A body found Tuesday afternoon near Temecula, north of Lake Skinner in Riverside County, was positively identified Wednesday as that of Killgore, who disappeared Friday. Investigators had gone to the remote spot based on leads

stemming from the arrest of Lopez, said sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser.

Lopez was taken into custody late Tuesday morning at a Point Loma motel on suspicion of murder, according to Fraser, who declined to disclose her suspected role in the slaying. She was booked into Las Colinas women's jail in

Santee without bail late Tuesday night after being treated at a hospital for cuts suffered in an apparent suicide attempt.

Killgore vanished after meeting up with Staff Sgt. Louis Ray Perez, 45, a Camp Pendleton-based Marine who was subsequently arrested on weapon-theft charges, according to investigators.

Perez, a 16-year veteran assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, appeared in court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of stolen property and illegal possession of an assault rifle. But he also is

being "actively investigated" in connection with the Killgore case, Fraser said.

His bail was kept high -- $500,000 -- with the judge agreeing Wednesday that Perez was a flight risk. He is due back in court for a readiness conference April 26 and a preliminary hearing on May 17. He faces up to three years and eight months behind bars if convicted on the weapons charges.

Authorities have not said how Lopez knew Killgore. According to U-T San Diego, public records showed Lopez and Perez once lived in the same Fallbrook apartment, about a half-mile from the apartment Killgore shared with her

husband.

A neighbor told the newspaper that Lopez and a female roommate live in same Fallbrook apartment she once shared with Perez and that he is often seen there.

The Lopez family released a statement through an attorney Wednesday.

"We pray for the family of Brittany Killgore and ask that the Lord comfort them during their time of grief and anguish. We ask that you pray for all those impacted by this tragic situation, including our family," the statement said.

Killgore's grandmother, Cheryl Coble of Farmington, Mo., told a hometown newspaper the victim's mother notified San Diego law enforcement about her daughter's disappearance after receiving a call from a stranger who found

Killgore's cell phone in the downtown Gaslamp District.

On the night of her disappearance, she was supposed to have gone out with Perez and his girlfriend to a dinner cruise, but it was unclear if the plan came together, Coble told the Daily Journal of Park Hills, Mo. The girlfriend -- it was not immediately clear if she was referring to Lopez -- apparently backed out at the last minute, she added.

Killgore's father, Darryl Wreast, and grandfather flew to Southern California this week and handed out photos and information about her, Coble said.

Killgore, a former Missouri resident, had separated from her husband and shipped all her belongings to her parents' home in Pennsylvania, with plans to travel there this week to move back in with them, Coble told the newspaper.

Killgore's family had lived in Rolla, Mo., before relocating to Pennsylvania last fall. Killgore had been looking forward to reuniting with her family, her grandmother said.

"She just wanted to be at her parents' house and just wanted to sit and hold her new niece," Coble told the Daily Journal.

Killgore filed for divorce last week, according to court records. Marine Corps officials agreed to send her husband, Cory, a Pendleton-based Marine, home from Afghanistan following her disappearance. It was unclear when he would

return to San Diego County.


(previous story)

UPDATED STORY: Wed., April 18, 2012, 7:15 p.m.

Body found is positively identified as 22-year-old Brittany Killgore; Marine who saw her last was arraigned in court today

SAN DIEGO - The woman's body found near Lake Skinner in Riverside County has now been identified by the medical examiner's office as that of 22-year-old Brittany Killgore of Fallbrook. The man who was last seen with Killgore was in court today, Wed., April 18 and pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of an assault weapon and receiving stolen property.

Louis Ray Perez, 45, an active duty Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton, is charged with having possession of a military rifle that belonged to someone else, and the judge also said during the court arraignment that the defendant was a suspect in a murder investigation.

Superior Court Judge Sim von Kalinowski denied the request to lower the $500,000 bail amount, and said Perez’ knowledge that he is a suspect in a murder investigation increases his flight risk.

He also addressed the seriousness of the felony charge of unlawful possession of an assault weapon.

"There’s only one reason to possess – and that’s to kill people," he said.

According to the court charges Perez may have had the rifle from Feb. 1, 2012 until April 14, 2012 – the latter date being the day after Killgore went missing and the day Perez was arrested.

District attorneys Patrick Espinoza and Garrett Wong are both prosecuting the case, and Espinoza said the weapons charge could lead to 3-years-and-8-months in prison, if Perez is convicted.

But a thorough investigation into Perez having any connection with Killgore’s missing status is currently underway, and Espinoza said the homicide team must bring enough evidence to the district attorney’s office.

"If evidence mounts to beyond a reasonable doubt, he will be charged," he said.

Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25, is one suspect who has been arrested in connection with Killgore’s disappearance so far, and Lopez was booked on a murder charge on April 17 by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department after an alleged botched suicide attempt led them to Killgore's body, according to reports.

Those reports said that a note was left behind in a hotel room that Lopez was in that gave details of where a body, presumed to be Killgore’s, was later located on the evening of April 17.

Killgore had filed for a divorce just last week, according to court records. She was married to a Marine, Cory, who was in Afghanistan on duty and allowed to return home following his wife's disappearance.

Defense attorney Jeff Reichert described Perez as a gentleman with no criminal history or juvenile criminal history.

He said Perez is married and has been employed in the military for 16 years, and has lived in San Diego County for "a long time."

A preliminary hearing for Perez’ case has been set for May 17.

Lopez, who was being held without bail, has been slated to make her first court appearance in the case Thursday if the district attorney’s office finds enough evidence and files the murder charge.

Watch this site for more updates on this case as they become available.


(previous story updated at 5:05 p.m. Wed., April 18)

UPDATE: Woman's body found is positively identified as 22-year-old Brittany Killgore

SAN DIEGO - A woman's body found in Riverside County was positively identified today as that of a 22-year-old military wife who disappeared last week.

The remains of Brittany Killgore of Fallbrook were discovered Tuesday afternoon near Temecula, about a mile north of Lake Skinner, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.

Killgore was reported missing Saturday. The young woman -- whose husband was deployed overseas -- vanished Friday 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.

Perez appeared in court in Vista this afternoon and pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of stolen property and illegal possession of an assault rifle. The serviceman also was being "actively investigated" in connection with the Killgore case, sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser told reporters.

Investigators had gone to the remote spot where the woman's body was found based on leads stemming from the arrest of a second suspect in the case, according to Fraser.

Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25, was arrested late Tuesday morning at a Point Loma motel on suspicion of murder, according to Fraser, who declined to disclose her alleged role in the slaying.

After being treated at a hospital for self-inflicted cuts she had suffered in an apparent suicide attempt, Lopez was booked into Las Colinas women's jail in Santee late Tuesday night.

Lopez, who was being held without bail, was slated to make her first court appearance in the case Thursday.

At Perez's arraignment today, his attorney, Jeff Reichert, asked that his client's bail be lowered from $500,000 to $30,000, noting that the Marine had not been charged in connection with Killgore's apparent slaying.

Reichert also said Perez had no criminal history and was a 16-year military veteran.

But Superior Court Judge Sim von Kalinowski rejected the request, saying Perez's knowledge that he is a person of interest in the Killgore investigation made him an increased flight risk. The judge ordered that Perez remain jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Outside court, prosecutor Patrick Espinoza was asked why Perez hasn't been charged with murder.

"Well, before an important decision like charging someone with the crime of murder is made, police conduct and deputies conduct a thorough investigation," Espinoza said. "That thorough investigation is happening right now. It hasn't been completed yet."

Perez is due back in court for a readiness conference April 26 and a preliminary hearing on May 17. He faces up to three years and eight months behind bars if convicted.

Killgore filed for divorce last week, according to court records. Marine Corps officials agreed to send her husband, Cory, home from a deployment to Afghanistan following his wife's disappearance. It was unclear when he was likely to arrive back in San Diego County.



Suspect pleads not guilty in case of murder, body found is believed to be that of 22-year-old Brittany Killgore

FALLBROOK - While authorities sought to determine if a woman's body found in Riverside County is that of a 22-year-old North County military wife presumed slain in the aftermath of her disappearance last week, a Marine considered a person of interest in the case pleaded not guilty today to unrelated weapons charges.

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.

On Tuesday afternoon, the remains of an unidentified woman were discovered near Temecula, about a mile north of Lake Skinner, sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser said. The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office was working to determine if the body was that of Killgore, the captain said.

Investigators had gone to the remote spot where the dead woman was found based on leads stemming from the arrest of a second suspect in the case, according to Fraser.

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.

After being treated at a hospital for self-inflicted cuts she had suffered in an apparent suicide attempt, Lopez was booked into Las Colinas women's jail in Santee late Tuesday night.

Perez was jailed Sunday after detectives questioned him about Killgore's whereabouts. Though Perez was booked only on suspicion of possessing a stolen AR-15 military assault rifle, he was "being actively investigated for this disappearance," Fraser said.

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. His attorney, Jeff Reichert, asked that Perez's bail be lowered from

$500,000 to $30,000, saying his client had not been charged in connection with

Killgore's disappearance.

But Superior Court Judge Sim von Kalinowski rejected the request, saying Perez's knowledge that he is a person of interest in the Killgore investigation made him an increased flight risk. The judge ordered that Perez remain jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Perez is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on May 17. He faces up to three years and eight months behind bars if convicted.

Lopez, who was being held without bail, was slated to make her first court appearance in the case Thursday.

Killgore filed for divorce last week, according to court records. Marine Corps officials agreed to send her husband, Cory, home from a deployment to Afghanistan following his wife's disappearance. It was unclear when he was likely to arrive back in San Diego County.


FALLBROOK (Wire Service) - The Medical Examiner is working to confirm whether a body found in rural Riverside County near Lake Skinner is that of missing Fallbrook military wife Brittany Killgore, and authorities are holding an apparently suicidal woman on suspicion of murder in the case.

Killgore, 22, was last seen about 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Fallbrook area, where she shared a home with her estranged Camp Pendleton-based Marine husband, Cory, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. Killgore's husband was deployed in Afghanistan when she went missing and is not suspected in the disappearance, authorities said.

On Tuesday, April 17, the body was discovered in Riverside County several hours after Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25 (previously reported as age 27), was taken into custody on suspicion of murder in the case. The remains were found about 2:30 p.m. off Borel and Warren roads, roughly a mile north of Lake Skinner, authorities said.

Lopez, who turned 25 the day Killgore disappeared, is the second person named by authorities in connection with the case.

On Sunday, April 15, a 45-year-old Marine named Louis Ray Perez was jailed on suspicion of possessing an AR-15 military assault rifle stolen from Camp Pendleton, where he is based. Authorities said Perez was with Killgore just

before she went missing and was being investigated in connection with the disappearance.

Perez is scheduled to be arraigned on the weapon charge at the Vista Superior courthouse this afternoon. As of early today, authorities had not cleared Perez of possible involvement in the Killgore case, despite the Lopez arrest.

On announcing Lopez' arrest, sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser told reporters she had been admitted to UCSD Medical Center under guard after an apparent suicide attempt.

Lopez was taken into custody at a motel on Rosecrans Street in the Midway District of San Diego. She was released from the hospital and booked into the Las Colinas Detention Facility in Santee shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to jail records.

Court records showed Killgore filed for divorce last week. Her husband was in the process of being sent home from Afghanistan due to his wife's disappearance.

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(previous story, Tues., April 17, 5:15 p.m.)

Body found may be missing Fallbrook woman' authorities arrest woman in connection with murder

SAN DIEGO - Investigators searching for a missing 22-year-old Fallbrook military wife found a body Tuesday, April 17 in Riverside County, several hours after a woman was arrested on suspicion of murder in the case.

The discovery of the remains off Borel and Warren Roads about a mile north of Lake Skinner, was made about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, San Diego County Sheriff's Department Capt. Duncan Fraser said. It was not immediately clear if the body was that of Brittany Killgore of Fallbrook, whose whereabouts have been unknown for four days.

Killgore, whose husband is deployed overseas, disappeared Friday evening, April 13 after allegedly meeting up with a 45-year-old Louis Ray Perez, a Camp Pendleton-based Marine who subsequently was jailed on Sunday, April 15 on an unrelated weapon charge.

Homicide detectives were investigating Killgore's disappearance and believed there was "a strong likelihood" she was a "victim of foul play," sheriff's Lt. Larry Nesbit said earlier in the case.

The second arrest in the investigation occurred late Tuesday morning, according to Fraser. Jessica Lynn Lopez, 27, was taken into custody at a motel on Rosecrans Street in San Diego and was expected to be booked on suspicion of murder.

The captain declined to discuss Lopez's alleged connection to the case. He told news crews the suspect had been admitted to UCSD Medical Center under guard and was expected to be booked on a murder charge upon her release from the Hillcrest hospital. Fraser also would not say why Lopez had required medical care.

Perez, who was arrested for possessing a stolen AR-15 military assault rifle, continues to be "actively investigated for this disappearance," Fraser told reporters. He was being held at San

Diego Central Jail on $500,000 bail pending arraignment. He has been said to be "uncooperative" in regards to Killgore’s disappearance.

Investigators went to the area where the corpse was found "based on leads stemming from the arrest of Lopez," Fraser said. The captain told reporters he could release very limited information at that time.

"I can't comment on the condition of the body that was found," he said. "We have not confirmed that the body ... is that of Brittany Killgore. The medical examiner will make that confirmation."

On Monday, search-and-rescue personnel combed open areas in the De Luz area, in the northern part of Fallbrook, in hopes of determining what had become of Killgore.

Among the suspicious circumstances in the case was the fact that Killgore's cell phone was found by trolley security guards in the Gaslamp District of downtown San Diego, even though investigators do not believe she had gone there herself on the night she vanished, Nesbit said.

The woman filed for divorce last week, according to court records. Her Camp Pendleton-stationed husband, Cory, reportedly has been serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan but is in the process of being sent home due to his wife's disappearance.


(previous story, Mon., April 17, 12 noon)

FALLBROOK (Wire Service) - Authorities have suspended the search for a missing 22-year-old Fallbrook woman who disappeared last week under suspicious circumstances, allegedly after meeting up with a serviceman who subsequently was arrested on an unrelated weapon charge.

Officials with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department decided this morning to suspend their active efforts to find Brittany Killgore, who was last seen in Fallbrook about 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, according to Jan Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the agency.

"Rather, we are concentrating our efforts on leads that have been developed," Caldwell said. She declined to elaborate.

Investigators believe that Killgore, whose estranged husband is deployed on combat duty overseas, was with 45-year-old Louis Ray Perez, a Marine based at Camp Pendleton, just before she went missing, homicide Lt. Larry Nesbit said.

"Based on our investigation to this point, we believe there is a strong likelihood Brittany is the victim of foul play," Nesbit said on Monday, as sheriff's personnel combed undeveloped open areas north of Fallbrook in search of Killgore.

The search-and-rescue operation was centered on the area of De Luz Canyon, near the Riverside County line, the lieutenant told reporters. He would not reveal the reason for that geographical focus.

Detectives questioned Perez about Killgore's disappearance before arresting him Sunday on suspicion of possessing a stolen AR-15 military assault rifle. He was being held at San Diego Central Jail on $500,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, April 18.

Nesbit said Perez had been "uncooperative and not completely forthcoming about his knowledge." The lieutenant would not comment on the nature of the missing woman's relationship with the serviceman.

Among the suspicious circumstances in the case was the fact that Killgore's cell phone was found by trolley security guards in the Gaslamp District of downtown San Diego, even though investigators do not believe she had gone there herself on the night she vanished, Nesbit told news crews.

The woman filed for divorce last week, according to court records. Her Camp Pendleton-stationed husband, Cory, reportedly is serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Killgore, a 5-foot-7-inch, roughly 130-pound brunette with brown eyes, was wearing a dark-purple evening gown with shiny floral patterns on it at the time of her disappearance.


(previous stories)

Missing 22-year-old woman is wife of deployed Marine; search continues as foul play is suspected

UPDATE (Tues., April 17, 1:45 p.m.) - When contacted for any update available on the Brittany Killgore case, Fallbrook Sheriff's Sgt. Joe Montion said detectives are continuing to carefully analyze leads and are prioritizing them. "They are also narrowing down more areas for search teams to look into," said Montion.

UPDATE (Mon., April 16, 8 p.m.) - Brittany Killgore's Camp Pendleton-stationed husband, Cory, is serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan and being flown home with the help of the Red Cross. It has been reported that Brittany filed for divorce last week, according to court records.


Brittany Dawn Killgore, the 22-year-old wife of a deployed Marine, is the subject of an intense search being conducted by the San Diego Sheriff's Department. She is described as Caucasian female, approximately 5-feet 7-inches tall, brown hair, brown eyes, weighing 130 lbs. Friends said she was last seen wearing a dark purple evening gown with a purple floral glitter pattern.

Killgore, who was residing in Fallbrook, was last seen here on Friday, April 13 at about 5 p.m. and was reported missing the next day. Circumstances surrounding the young women's disappearance have led authorities to believe she may have been the victim of foul play and search and rescue teams have been called in to try and locate her.

After friends told authorities they believed that Killgore may have been going to San Diego's Gaslamp district, detectives focused on that area as well.

Killgore's cell phone was located in an alley in the Gaslamp District.

Nesbit said the last person believed to be in contact with the woman is 45-year-old Camp Pendleton-based Marine, Louis Ray Perez. Perez was arrested in the early morning hours of Sun., April 15 on what authorities called an "unrelated charge," possession of a stolen AR-15 assault rifle. Perez was eventually booked into the San Diego Central Jail and bail has been set at $500,000.

When asked what the connection might be between Perez and Killgore, Nesbit said, "We are not releasing her relationship with him at this time." But he did explain why foul play has been suspected in the case.

"Based on our investigation to this point, we believe there is a strong likelihood Brittany is the victim of foul play," said Nesbit. "We are led to believe that because of the totality of the circumstances: we recovered her cell phone in the Gaslamp District; the person we believe was last with her has been less than cooperative and forthcoming; and she usually stays in constant contact with her friends. No one has heard from her since she went missing.

Killgore's family lives out of state, but Nesbit said some are flying in today. The lieutenant said Killgore does not have any children.

For reasons he wouldn't disclose at this time, Nesbit said search and rescue crews are focusing on the northern, rural part of Fallbrook, including the De Luz area.

The Sheriff's Dept. is asking that anyone with information regarding Killgore's current location or the circumstances regarding her disappearance call (858) 974-2321 or after hours ((858) 565-5200. A $1,000 reward is available through Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 for anyone who reports information that leads to an arrest in the case.

"We are working every angle we can," said Nesbit.

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(previous story, Mon., April 16, 12 noon)

22-year-old Fallbrook woman missing; last seen with 45-year-old Camp Pendleton Marine who has been arrested for possession of stolen assault rifle

Debbie Ramsey

Managing Editor

The San Diego County Sheriff's Dept. Homicide Detail has enlisted the help of search and rescue units in the search for a 22-year-old Fallbrook woman who has been missing since Friday, April 15 and is suspected of being the victim of foul play. The last person believed to be in contact with the woman is a 45-year-old Camp Pendleton Marine who has been arrested on charges of possessing a stolen AR-15 assault rifle.

The information about the case, at this time, is being classified as "fragmentary and not completed verified," said Homicide Lt. Larry Nesbit.

The Sheriff's Dept. received a call on Saturday evening, April 14, stating that the woman had been missing from Fallbrook since Friday evening.

"Due to suspicious circumstances, detectives from the Fallbrook Sheriff's substation and the Homicide Detail were requested and responded," said Nesbit.

The missing woman has been identified as Brittany Dawn Killgore, 22, a Caucasian female who is approximately 5-foot 7-inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

"We believe she was last in the company of Louis Ray Perez, age 45," said Nesbit. "Perez is an active duty Marine based at Camp Pendleton. Mr. Perez was eventually booked into the San Diego Central Jail on an unrelated charge of possession of a stolen AR-15 assault rifle."

"Based on our investigation to this point, we believe there is a strong likelihood Brittany is the victim of foul play," said Nesbit.

The Sheriff's Dept. is asking that anyone with information that may be pertinent to this case call (858) 974-2321 or after hours ((858) 565-5200.

A $1,000 reward is available through Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 for anyone who reports information that leads to an arrest in the case.

(previous story, Mon., April 16, 2012, 5:13 a.m.)

Authorities searching for missing 22-year-old Brittany Killgore of Fallbrook

FALLBROOK - A 22-year-old Fallbrook woman was missing for the third consecutive day today, authorities said. Brittany Dawn Killgore was last seen in Fallbrook by a friend around 5 p.m. Friday, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. She was wearing a dark purple evening gown with glittery purple floral patterns and may have traveled to downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, according to a department bulletin. Killgore is 5 feet 8, 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on her whereabouts was urged to call sheriff's Detective Brian Patterson at (858) 974-2321.


 

89 comments

Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #1 | Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 5:33 am
Hope they find her. Gaslamp is not a safe area.
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Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #2 | Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 5:37 am
**UPDATE** On FOX 5 news, someone found her cellular phone in an alley, unknown where and notified authorities. that's not a good sign.
Comment Profile ImageVet and Citizen
Comment #3 | Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 9:39 am
Please keep all those who know Brittany, "along with Brittany", in your prayers.

And if your out there Brittany, please call someone. To many human trafficing victims in our area of the country to not think this is just another case of the cross border crime.

Also, anyone with any information, please contact someone in the law enforcement or Border Patrol communty. God Bless and a safe return.
Comment Profile ImageJackie
Comment #4 | Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 11:04 am
Wow, what a shame! Seems like you hear about things like this every day and with the possibility of foul play and suspicious circumstances being released you just have to pray that she is alright. At least they have a suspect in custody that may give them answers as to her whereabouts.
Comment Profile ImageFact Checker
Comment #5 | Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 11:18 am
I hope she is found alive and unharmed.
Comment Profile ImageVet and Citizen
Comment #6 | Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 11:52 am
Just heard the news of the suspect. Pray that she is hiding somewhere, safe.

But the circumstances don't seem to positive. Near Border, suspect, stolen weapon, etc.. Lets just pray hard that this isn't anything but a runaway case and she is safe.

God Bless you Brittany and your family.
Comment Profile ImageApril
Comment #7 | Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm
Brittany is my best friend and has been for 11 yrs. Please anyone that lives near these areas of cali please help look for her. Shes such an amazing person and this is killing me and her family the whole not knowing. Please help get the word out and get everyone to be on the look out for her. Thank you for your support.
Comment Profile ImageBrian
Comment #8 | Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm
This is so heartbreaking. I hope that she will be found, alive and well.
Comment Profile Imageobservant
Comment #9 | Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 2:41 pm
I saw two sheriff's deputies searching alongside Sandia Creek Road this morning.
Comment Profile Image??
Comment #10 | Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm
what is going on with all of the news vans down at the station? any updates on this?

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VILLAGE NEWS REPLIES: This is the most up-to-date information available as of Mon. April 16 at 3 p.m. News vans have been coming and going getting the same information available to us. --D. Ramsey
Comment Profile ImageVet and Citizen
Comment #11 | Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm
A marines wife, the "suspect" a Marine himself. Not good situation.

Pray for Brittany and her husband that is serving our country so that "all of us in America", is safe.
Comment Profile ImageJackie
Comment #12 | Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 8:56 am
You have to wonder, she filed for divorce last week when her husband is deployed, NICE! Her neighbors say she had visitors during the night and know her husband is gone and they say she loves to party. Choices, good and bad determine our life. She couldn't wait two weeks for her husband to come home to file while he is here. She is 22, married, filing for divorce and for some reason, come on now we know what she was doing, she is going out with a 45 year old marine, dressed in an evening gown three days after she files for divorce. I pray that her poor choices and possibly poor behavior have not been her demise. Searching De Luz is not a good sign, De Luz is remote and vast, nothing but massive bare land with lots of nooks and crannys. Miracles happen, let's pray that she will be found safe. At least she told her friends something that have helped get a lead, let's pray it is enough to find her.
Comment Profile ImageFormer Marine
Comment #13 | Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 10:39 am
Like most wives married to marines she was probably getting some on the side while he was away and this is the result. Happened to several of my former marines.
Comment Profile Imagemarine wife
Comment #14 | Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 11:40 am
Pray for Brittany and her husband that is serving our country so that "all of us in America", is safe
Comment Profile Imagemsbaltimore
Comment #15 | Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm
Everything about this story sounds suspicious. Filing for divorce while the man was deployed is lame and cowardly. Also, not all Marine wives cheat on their husbands, Mr. Former Marine. Some of us Marine wives are proud to call ourselves such. I hate the idea that something foul might have happened to this young lady, but I can't help but wonder what the heck she was doing running around with another Marine twice her age.
Comment Profile Imagedevildogwife
Comment #16 | Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 2:02 pm
My husband is deployed right now in Afg. and women like her give us wives a bad rap. Of course we don't know the ins and outs of their relationship but based of whats been reported thusfar it sounds like she was living it up in Cali while her husband is overseas. its sad that she's missing and all but i personally feel like karma is a drag.
Comment Profile ImageLeatherneck
Comment #17 | Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm
Sad. I was a Marine MP and saw this all the time. Marines wives cheating on their husbands while they are deployed. It made me angry. We couldn't touch the civilians, but we could the Marines if caught.
Comment Profile ImageTT
Comment #18 | Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm
Sad days! Military, has allot of rules, surprised there's not some kind of code for messing around with another mans wife.
Comment Profile Imagecassismom
Comment #19 | Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm
Not our place to judge--our only job is to pray--
Comment Profile ImageIBAM
Comment #20 | Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 8:26 am
PRAYING FOR BRITTANY AND HER FAMILY...FOR HER SAFE RETURN HOME...HOPING THE BODY THEY FOUND ISN'T HER. GOOD OR BAD, NO ONE DESERVES TO VANISH/DIE THIS WAY.
Comment Profile ImageFallbrook Resident Since 86
Comment #21 | Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 8:41 am
I think it's a hypocritical to judge military wives based on this event. The civilian world has just as much infidelity and wierd behavior if not more...........

This whole thing is really creepy and in the last few months there have been more murders involving people that live in Fallbrook than I can remember.

So much for the "Friendly Village"
Comment Profile Imagehnb
Comment #22 | Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 9:47 am
My heart goes out to her husband over seas. And her family and friends but mostly her husband because there was nothing he could do to at least try to find her... It's very sad and heartbreaking.
Comment Profile Imagejust me
Comment #23 | Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 10:58 am
Jessica lynn lopez is being charged with murder:first degree. Horrible. Kant imagine how brittany's family is feeling. Regardless of what this young woman was doing or what she was up to, she is still somebodys daughter, someones wife and nobody deserves to get there life taken. Our hearts and prayers are with her loved ones!
Comment Profile ImageFormer Marine
Comment #24 | Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:02 am
To Fallbrook Resident Since 86

Its not hypocritical when the vast majority of military wives cheat while husband is deployed. Saw this every times with fellow marines when we came back from deployment (credit cards ramped up, house empty, another man at the house, etc). Main reason I chose to not complicate things and remained single while a marine.
Comment Profile ImageWilby
Comment #25 | Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:35 am
Regardless of her choices, or in fact if this body is her found near Lake Skinner, this is sad. Some one murdered a young woman and dumped her body. I agree with comment #22.
Comment Profile Imagehmm
Comment #26 | Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm
just released it was her body
Comment Profile ImageFact Checker
Comment #27 | Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm
I'm curious where it was said in the article that Brittany was having an affair. The article did say she was last seen in the company of the older man. Perhaps this was the first time he met her, or agreed to assit her with something and had alterior motives.

I'm sure there are plenty of wives who have cheated on their husbands; but I'm also sure their are plenty of husbands who have cheated on their wives. Lets stick to the imformation provided and we can prove, not theories and personal ideas of morality.

To answer your question TT, there is a law in the Uniform Code of Military Justice forbidding adultry, the law is used sometimes. I don't remember the code number but it does exist.
Comment Profile ImageBrookie
Comment #28 | Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm
A body found late Tuesday near Lake Skinner in Riverside County, Calif., has been identified as a missing California woman, Brittany Killgore.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/brittany-killgores-body-identified-suspect-hospital-jail/story?id=16160652#.T49ZaNV8Gt0
Comment Profile ImageFallbrook Resident Since 86
Comment #29 | Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm
To Former Marine

So am I and you must have had a pretty bad circle of buddies.

"vast majority" and "every time" ................give me a break.
Comment Profile ImageIBAM
Comment #30 | Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES GO OUT TO BRITTANY KILLGORE'S FAMILY, HUSBAND AND FRIENDS. SO SAD TO HEAR IT WAS HER BODY THE ONE FOUND A MILE AWAY FROM LAKE SKINNER NEAR TEMECULA. R.I.P.
Comment Profile Imagehmm
Comment #31 | Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm
Is Jessica Lopez a local or is she too a Marine Wife..ie travels. Does anyone know if they were"Friends?" no guessing please..facts.
Comment Profile Imagere: hmm
Comment #32 | Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm
You're asking for gossip but say "no guessing". LOL
Comment Profile Imagelocal
Comment #33 | Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:47 pm
To hmm..... Jessica and Louis lived together on Fallbrook st. Brittany was going out on a cruise dinner Friday evening with Louis but didn't make it. Police confirmed Brittany was killed in Jessica and Louis home. They all were involved in some sort of sexual groups or fantasys or something....unsure what exactly her relationship was with them. .... hope this some what helps
Comment Profile ImageSeriously
Comment #34 | Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 5:40 am
Former Marine - Please stop spreading your ignorance with statements like, "the vast majority of military wives cheat...". Having been a Marine myself, as well as a military wife for 22 years, I personally know the vast majority of military wives do NOT cheat. I'm guessing you were a one-term Marine because it is more common among the extremely young couples that shouldn't be married in the first place, but it is in no way a "vast majority." Stop spreading your biased and ignorant opinion like it is fact, especially when you are smearing a victim of a horrendous crime.
Comment Profile Imagesharon
Comment #35 | Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 6:46 am
so sorry to hear that it was brittany @ lake skinner my heart and prayers go out to her family and friends.i dont think it matters that she wasnt living the way some people feel was appopriate. this young girl has a husband,parents, other family members that are certainly hurting please stop throwing stones and pray for this family.
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #36 | Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 8:20 am
Fallbrook = Payton Place. For such a tiny town, so much happens, way too much.
Comment Profile ImageAss u me
Comment #37 | Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:11 pm
Stop assuming drama and pray for the families involved. God bless.
Comment Profile ImageAnonymous
Comment #38 | Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:25 pm
Takeout the Governments Camp Pendleton you'll diminish the population and you won't see this as much.
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real One)
Comment #39 | Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:46 pm
Funny that Lopez has been eliminated from the SDSO's "who's in jail" web site. Talk about transparency, Gore, "Ruby Ridge".
Comment Profile Imageobserver
Comment #40 | Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm
My heart and prayers go out to Brittany's family and friends. Just a note: although this has nothing to do with this event: the Gaslamp in San Diego is extremely dangerous at night. I know of a few people that had gone down there for an evening of fun and ended up mugged. One stabbed.
Comment Profile ImageFact Checker
Comment #41 | Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm
Ray is correct that too much is happening in such a small town.
Comment Profile ImageJust Saying
Comment #42 | Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm
As a Fallbrook resident, I think it's terrible what happened to this poor young woman. The fact that people are coming forward and criticizing this woman's lifestyle is absolutely sickening. My heart goes out to Brittany and her family. It's sad to think that she was alone here in this small town and died not having any of her loved ones near. Although it may seem awful to say at this time, at least they found her body... :( my prayers go out the family and her estranged husband.
Comment Profile ImageTld
Comment #43 | Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 4:42 pm
People shouldnt make comments when they don't even know this young woman. I don't care what she was doing which is no ones business but hers. But they didn't have to kill her. Poor girl was only 22 years old. My heart goes out to the family. I have to young daughters myself and I know this is the worse a family can go through. People think about things before you post them. How would you like it if people were posting negative things about your family.
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Comment #44 | Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm
@ COMMENT #39 -- ABSOLUTELY RIGHT...NEITHER LOPEZ OR PEREZ APPEAR ON THEIR WEBSITE....ISN'T A PUBLIC RECORD? HMMMM???
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Comment #45 | Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 5:32 pm
I also live in Fallbrook and have been following this case. I live on a short dead end street with 4 other houses. Channel 5 news just pulled up and said they had several leads linking my next door neighbor to this case. These people that live next door are sketchy; I have several reasons to believe they have constant illegal activity going on.
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Comment #46 | Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm
It is understandable that her father wants to think and say the best, especially since she is now gone but people need to acknowledge the truth. Her father says the things being said about her are not true, she threw her husbands stuff on their deck while he is gone is Afghanistan. She filed for divorce while he is gone and was letting him come home to an empty apartment. Why not face your problems and deal with your husband when he returns rather than taking the cowards way and running home. Her neighbors say things they saw, her family is thousands of miles away. She shouldn't be dead, especially in this manner but it is what is. Hopefully every family, hers and the defendants will seek the Grace of God and give the fears and worries and heartache up to him. Such a sad heart breaking story and so close to home.
Comment Profile ImagePraying for the victim
Comment #47 | Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm
and her family. Also shocked at the amount of crime/murders that happen in fallbrook. I have only lived here three years and loved the thought of a "small rural town". I am ready to move!
Comment Profile ImageArt
Comment #48 | Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 5:22 am
This case is much like the Zimmerman case in that people that KNOW NOTHING convict others before they have any facts. I would suspect that Darryl Wrest, the father of Brittany Killgore would have known her best and I also suspect he was correct in saying that she was a beautiful, kind, caring, young woman. May God bless Mr Wrest and his family.
Comment Profile Imagebeauty 1983
Comment #49 | Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 12:54 pm
wow!!! read all the comments here! first of all... i have to say that this is such a sad story. i think that we all have absolutely no right to make any assumption on this poor girl. Whatever the circumstances no one deserves to get murdered. Besides what right to do we have to go and judge when i am sure most of us have problems and issues in our personal lives ourselves. If you really think about it. All these things being said are just rumors being spread because none of us knew her or knew her or her personal life on personal level. Everyone is just talking by ... I heard this or that. Either way whether she did or didn't do all these things we all make mistakes and no one has the right to take someone else s life except for god period. I think this is a very inappropriate time to make all these allegations and comments i am sure this is painful and devastating enough for the parents and for the friends and family. they dont need to be seeing horrible comments about their loved one. Just pray for them and may the lord get them through this difficult time and hopefully their is justice for the cruel people who committed this crime.
Comment Profile ImageStop Spreading Hate
Comment #50 | Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm
I agree with you Beauty 1983 keep your hateful assumptions and lies to yourself. If you dont know This poor girl you have no right to comment on her life. She is Dead repeat Dead have some compassion people. She could have been your sister, daughter or friend. She did not deserve what happened to her she can not defend herself so we have no right to spread lies. Until the investigation is over hold your tounge!
Comment Profile ImageAshamed
Comment #51 | Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm
I have to quit reading the comments on the Village News website. Every single time that I do, I am terrified at the thought that I live amongst people who are vicious enough, ignorant enough, callous enough to write words that cause pain to their own neighbors. This is a small town and it is pretty difficult to live here and not know the victim of at least one of the local tragedies that has occurred in Fallbrook in recent years. I know that I, personally, have witnessed the heartache of more than one local family caused by the comments left on this website after a death of one of OUR neighbors. I understand that there may be a need to feel a part of the community at a time like this. It is obvious to me that a majority of the comments above were left by people who do not know the victim and, since the words they have felt compelled to write offer no information that is helpful to anyone, perhaps they find some comfort in expressing feelings that they are not able to express otherwise. But let's get real. You can't actually think it is ok to comment here with no regard to the pain your words cause and then go out in town and expect this to be Mayberry, RFD.

You are my neighbor and you scare the hell out of me. When I am at Albertson's, I look at you and wonder if you are one of those people spewing viciousness on this website. I pray to God that I do not know these people that have so little regard for their neighbors. But, the odds are, I do.

I have seen the shift in the air in Fallbrook over the years. Back in the day, the scariest neighbor we had was Tom Metzger. But, at least Tom always had the balls to sign his name on the words he spewed. You people hide behind your cutesy/clever aliases so that your neighbors won't recognize you. I bet that if you were forced to identify yourself by name, there would be a lot more carefully chosen words and a lot less pain inflicted. I, for one, was much more comfortable when I was oblivious to the viciousness and hatred inside you. It is ironic that the same people who write the words that cause me the most fear are the very ones that are the most prolific commenters about the loss of Small Town Fallbrook and they always have the answer to who or what to blame the loss on. I felt safe until I read your words. I saw the hatred in your words. I saw the way the hatred you expressed allowed your neighbor to express his and it grew from there. You are much more dangerous than any gang banger looking to make a name for himself, or junky looking for a quick fix, or sexual predator looking for prey. You are my neighbor. You are the mechanic who works on my car. You are the mailman. You deliver my newspaper, teach my children, sit next to me at church, and, oh my god, you serve on our juries. You, who always seem to have something negative to say about the victim, exactly as in the comments above. Nothing negative about the possible suspects, you notice. You and your hatred are the reason for the real reason for the decline in the quality of life in Fallbrook. I, personally, am ashamed and terrified to live next to you. My condolences to all who knew and loved Brittany.

-- Too frightened by you and your hatred to sign my name
Comment Profile Imagejust me
Comment #52 | Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm
To the people that say they cant find lopez and perez on "whos in jail" website., where exactly are you guys looking? Haha! (: You can see them and what theyre being charged with. P.s gosh jackie really...get a life. Why are u pasisng so much judgement....you're pobably the biggest s..... on the block. Oh no i didnt?! Ha! Yes i did! (: just knock it off already. Pray for her family. And if youre scared go to church. (:
Comment Profile ImagePessimistic
Comment #53 | Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 6:33 pm
Art said it best, thank you.

This is tragic any way you look at it. May the evildoers rot in hell and the remaining victims be comforted during this time of grief.
Comment Profile ImageReality
Comment #54 | Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 11:43 pm
There are 3 sides to every story and only one of them is the truth. Unfortunately we can only find out the side of the killers. God help her Husband, family and friends. And like any itch I have to scratch this one ..... All of you hypocritical judging gossipers, YOU have NO idea what was going on in the short life of Brittany. There are so many stories with no facts. Cory & Brittany had their own marriage with their own problems. This could have been a planned divorce. This could have been a cheating wife, yes. This could have been a cheating husband, yes. This could have been a marriage ending with her trying to escape a violent marriage. This could have been a simple agreeable seperation of marriage and they were being civil with each other. Who is to say? So Many scenarios. But unfortunately any of the scenarios end with the tragic death of a 22 yr old. A girl who didnt get a chance to live her life. Still young. Probably planning to go to college when she got home to her mom and dad. No matter what, this is sad and tragic. I Hope her killers get whatever they deserve and more. i hope her returning husband finds peace. I hope her family and friends find peace. This is going to be a long road for them all. God Bless
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Comment Profile ImageReality
Comment #55 | Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 11:48 pm
Oh yeah, to the neighbors of Brittany who got on the news for their 2 minutes of fame and said they heard night noises and gave the impression that she was a partying cheating wife... Shame on you!! SHAME SHAME!! I hope Karma bites you back with all of its greatness!! YOU were the biggest gossipers of all!!
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Comment #56 | Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 at 7:22 am
Just look who she was friends with and does that surprise you what the outcome was?
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Comment #57 | Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 at 7:36 am
http://www.todaynewsupdate.com/news/photo-jessica-lynn-lopez-marine-wife-brittany-dawn-killgore-killer/
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Comment #58 | Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 at 7:55 pm
To Ashamed
Kudos to you - that should be a letter to the editor for all to see. The "anonymous" effect on online comment sections brings out how hateful people can be. I often wonder - really? do they really think like that? It IS scary.

To Reality
You are so right. You said it all.

Both of you - VERY well said!
Comment Profile Imageummm
Comment #59 | Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm
Me thinks theres soemthing much much deeper in regards to the stolen guns..
Comment Profile ImageReality
Comment #60 | Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 at 12:12 am
To Ummm ...
Yep, I've always thought there was something to it and I think they held him on those charges until they came up with a strong case against him. I think the AR15 has something to do with the murder or it was a reason to detain him at the time.
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Comment #61 | Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 at 12:42 am
I'm with Slym, Ashamed and Reality, you both took the words right out of my mouth, good job. RIP Brittany, and may your husband, family and friends find peace. To Brittanys Dad, I am so sorry what some of these Idiots wrote about your daughter. And I am so sorry for your loss of Brittany. My prayers are with you.
Comment Profile ImageThe Dude
Comment #62 | Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:15 am
"Authorities have refused to disclose the alleged connections between the victim and the two suspects"
"Authorities have not said how Lopez knew Killgore."
I wonder did the Ms. Killgore know Perez and Lopez as previous neighbors or if a website like craigslist is in the picture. Who knows, I just wonder.
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Comment #63 | Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm
To ashamed, you couldn't have said it any better....I have lived in Fallbrook for over 15 years, no worries you have a friend here in Fallbrook. My deepest condolences to all of this beautiful young womans friends and family.
Comment Profile ImageFallbrooker Than You
Comment #64 | Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm
I am often both sickened and proud of the way the comments play out on here. Of course we have the same useless petty nonsense we always have, but I am seeing a growing number of commentators taking the trolls to task. My condolences to Brittany's family. I am sorry that my neighbors are so willing to spew such dribble.

If this plays out how I fear it will, I'm sure that she is not the only victim of this monster. Just look at the pics of that Lopez girl and tell me she doesn't look damaged. Sadists always seek out the weak so that they can control and manipulate them. Then look at the pictures of Brittany, whose beauty and self confidence is evident. I wouldn't be surprised if she refused him and paid the price for it.
Comment Profile ImageCranky
Comment #65 | Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm
So let me get this straight. Perez picks Brittany up, lies about where he takes her, she calls for help, she goes missing, her blood is in his car, he has a weapon in the car too, and his attorney says he didn't do it? Then you add in all the other news reports that say Perez had a slave girl, and that slave girl says she has two other slave girls, and one of the other presumed slave girls is also charged in the murder? Gee, maybe the master told the slave to kill her or take the rap for the murder? Now this crud has taken the "Friendly Village" to a whole new level. I don't blame Fallbrook, but HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL? WTF!
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Comment #66 | Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 11:58 pm
I'm with brook town girl...
Lived here 14 years and u have a friend if needed.the pain never gets easier it just becomes numb. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Comment Profile ImageAdvisor
Comment #67 | Friday, Apr 27, 2012 at 8:23 am
Another Mexican crime. Poor girl from the Midwest didn't understand these people. It's not that one is racist but your'e dealing with criminals. Too bad the Marines allowed this guy to serve along with them.
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Comment #68 | Friday, Apr 27, 2012 at 11:46 am
moved a year ago from fallbrook Although I miss a lot about the town it was hard to watch the tiny village deteriorate as time goes by
Comment Profile ImageJd
Comment #69 | Friday, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm
Advisor don't be dumb - some people say the dumbest things on this site!!!!!
Comment Profile ImageFallbrook Resident since 86
Comment #70 | Friday, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:44 pm
To Ashamed,

While I agree with your comments the anonymity that you speak of causing the venom to be made public is the same anonymity by which we elect our govenment officials..............

It just reflects the hypocracy of our species and not just your neighbors in Fallbrook.

"Contact with my own species tends to disappoint me" Mark Twain

P.S. He was never anonymous
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Comment #71 | Friday, Apr 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm
Everybody is always going on about how the "Friendly Village" is deteriorating. Give me a break. Crazy stuff happens everywhere and it's been going on here for a long time.

To Advisor: You typify the scum that I would like to rid this town of. You are going to lump a 16 year marine sargeant with the Mexicans in this town? Because his last name is Perez? I don't like the loose definition of racism these days, but assuming that all Mexicans are criminals is text book racism.
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Comment #72 | Friday, Apr 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm
I don't believe that Sgt Perez's being a suspected murderer has anything at all to do with his nationality, there are plenty of vile human beings and they come in all shapes, sizes and colors. This terrible crime only proves what we all know and that some people simply refuse to believe, that there is indeed, evil in the world. Unfortunately for Ms. Kilgore she opened the door to that evil either knowingly or unknowingly and "it" came in. My heart goes out to her husband and family.
Comment Profile ImageTo Ashamed
Comment #73 | Friday, Apr 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm
Wow, what a powerful written speech. I think you are a wonderful writer as well as a person who can see the true selves of people that hide behind that slighted smile that they pose. It is a shame that people who have no idea of what is really going on can assume what they think the real story is. Normally when you read a newspaper article, or listen to the news, the story is usually heightened to make a better ear or eye catcher so that people will watch their station.

There really is hatred in this town and believe you me, the gang bangers cannot touch the hatred that comes from Jo-Blow next door, or the masked evil that lurks behind that smiling face. Ashamed, you summed it up so perfectly!! People need to get a hobby other than spending time looking at others lives, maybe it is time to clean up their own back yards. Leave this girl and her family and husband now to rest. Enough is enough!! Go about your own sad lives, and finally let this family grieve.
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Comment #74 | Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 4:26 am
There are NO INNOCENT people in this scenario.
Comment Profile ImageTo Ashamed
Comment #75 | Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 7:32 am
Route 66: How in the world would you know, unless you are involved in some way. Were you there? Did you stand beside the offenders? Then I guess you have no say here, so go back in your shell and get ready for the next tragedy to happen so you can add your petty, irrational words to the next article.
Comment Profile ImageCarla
Comment #76 | Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 10:19 pm
@67 How sadly unsurprising that we have people who wish to legitimize their racism on the back of this tragedy.

@51 Strong and eloquently stated. I must confess that just the occasional reading of so much of the negative commentary found here inevitably manages to damper my hometown pride just a bit.
Comment Profile ImageTaylor
Comment #77 | Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 6:47 am
To Cory Killgore, I want to say how very sorry I am for your loss. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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Comment #78 | Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 12:21 pm
I stayed next door to this crazy group for a couple months, and learned more from another neighbor who talked to them regularly. I heard the man has a girl he calls a wife, and they in turn have 2 love slaves. Supposedly they are into sadomasochism and recruit regularly around Fallbrook. It was my opinion that these people were completely crazy, but I never saw or suspected anything dangerous. I suspect at some point this poor girl didn't want to play along with their games and things got ugly (only an opinion/guess).
Take a look around you people. We're surrounded by Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, and Temecula. Would you rather live any of these places? Of course not. Fallbrook is still very friendly, safe, and quiet. If it's gotten to big for you then try DeLuz or Rainbow.
Hope I have been of some assistance. God bless this town.
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Comment #79 | Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 6:53 am
Deepest sympathy to the Kilgore family. God Bless them.
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Comment #80 | Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 6:42 am
One thing I didn't like was "why she went out with another man while her husband was deployed" even though she filed for divorce have some respect for him
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Comment #81 | Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 9:11 am
to "marine wife"....
Capitalize the professiona you are supposedly so proud of, you know better. Second of all, no one asked your opinion about respectful behavior. How would you know about respect, when you do not have any yourself. That is attested to your misspelling of "Marine"N and your ridiculous comment. The young lady was murdered. We do not know the circumstances leading up to her SUPPOSEDLY going on a dinner cruise with a sociopathic killer. Considering she texted for help right after meeting him, it is suffice to believe she most likely thought she was meeting the women (sociopathic animals) and instead was met by the digusting perez. Do not always believe the media. And next time you want to be such a fool about screen names, show your Marine. I am sure he will not be very happy.
Comment Profile ImageThe Truth
Comment #82 | Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 10:52 am
A bunch of sick, deranged people. Sad part is, life in prison is just going to bring these people pleasure. My heart goes out to the family's involved in all this. I pray that Jesus comforts you, all of you're day's. Justice will come and I can assure you. There will be no pleasure for them!!
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Comment #83 | Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 1:43 pm
@ Marine Wife......lol how you say how can she go out with another man while her husband is deployed....wake up and open your eyes 50% of ya Marines or spouses cheat on your spouses while they are deployed!!! this should't be a big surprise seen it with my own eyes and have heard about it plenty of times
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Comment #84 | Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm
Well shame on them "unreal" and on you if you think it is funny or okay to cheat. There are plenty of married couples, military and civilian, who are loyal to their spouses. As far as Brittany Kilgore is concerned, I don't think she was cheating on her husband but she made a VERY bad choice in who she made friends with and unfortunately it cost her her life. There are evil people out there, be vigilant.
Comment Profile ImageFallbrook res.
Comment #85 | Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm
A large Shepard would sleep on a stone table in the yard, at one time. I always thought of pulling over, to tell the owners how cute a site it was. Gee, sure glad I didn't. (To close for comfort) **I hope, when it's all over, the family can start to heal.
Comment Profile ImageHear, hear!!
Comment #86 | Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 6:56 pm
Couldn't agree more with Marine Wife and Wife......just because many people do not keep their vows does not mean it is right! Sounds as if this girl did not go into this strange sex crud but she did, unfortunately, make a poor decision which cost her her life. BUT, we don't know the outcome had she not gone as she was hanging out with these wack jobs. I feel for her family and friends......and hope these sickos get justice!
Comment Profile Imageall they can get
Comment #87 | Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm
have seen court coverage on tv too - have you seen these people? ick. guess its all they can get. very dark and very sad misfits.
Comment Profile Imagekma
Comment #88 | Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 12:17 pm
There ARE beasts in our midst! Sickening! And wth is the military doing about this trash they seem to be bringing to Fallbrook?
Comment Profile ImageUncertain
Comment #89 | Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm
Tragic end for this young woman but what are you doing hanging out with and going out with a man and hanging with people such as this? Your firend testified that she knew what they were into, they were curious, her neighbors said she partied all the time and others were there while her husband was deployed. She knew these people from a local bar knew what they were into and went anyway! Poor decisions that cost her her life. Where is common sense sometimes, you just want to have known her before she made this fatal decision and tell her not to go!. Why didn't her friend tell her not to go? Hind sight is 20/20 for us all!

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