Brittany Killgore's father Darryl Wrest spoke publicly for the first time as new information came to light from an online journal penned by the Marine wife found dead in Riverside County four days after she was reported missing. NBC 7's Tony Shin reports.
An online blog posted by slain Marine wife Brittany Killgore when she was just 17 is giving the public more insight on her past.
The blog is titled 13smyfavoritenumber. Sadly, Friday April 13th is the day she was last seen alive.
Early last week before she went missing, the 22-year-old Fallbrook resident filed for divorce from her Marine husband Cory Killgore.
Her nude body was found Tuesday in a small ravine in Riverside County four days after she was last seen alive.
In her blog, Brittany talked about suffering from depression as a teen but said she stopped taking pills for it after feeling better.
Brittany Killgore talked about things most teenagers commonly talk about: insecurities, traveling the world and finding true love.
In fact, she wanted to get married someday and have two kids but she was also concerned because the divorce rate is so high.
Like many teens she wrote that she didn't get along with her family and but looked forward to going to college.
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She also said she didn't do drugs and channeled all her energy into her artwork which was something she loved.
Father Darryl Wrest spoke publicly Thursday about his daughter, choking back tears as he read a short statement.
"I am here to speak for Brittany, as her voice was taken from her,” he said.
"Brittany was a beautiful, kind caring young woman trying to find her way in this world."
Wrest defended his daughter against rumors circulating about her private life.
"Please leave my daughter in peace, she does not deserve to be the victim of lies and innuendo, any more than she deserves to be murdered," he said adding that Brittany’s family was going to fight for justice for her.
Louis Perez, a Marine held as a "person of interest" in the case and Jessica Lynn Lopez, the woman accused of murdering Killgore, had either lived together at one point or lived at the same Fallbrook home at different times, according to legal records.
Homicide investigators searched the home on East Fallbrook Street for a second time Thursday night. Neighbors told NBCSanDiego it appeared investigators were watching a television inside the home during the search.
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