Third Arrest Made in Brittany Killgore Murder Case | NBC 7 San Diego

Third Arrest Made in Brittany Killgore Murder Case

According to homicide detectives, Dorothy Grace Marie Maraglino, was arrested Thursday in connection to Killgore's death

View Comments ()



    The body of Brittany Killgore, 22, was found abandoned in Riverside County last month.

    Officials made a third arrest in the death of Brittany Killgore, the Marine wife whose body was discovered in Riverside County last month.

    The Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) assisted San Diego County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives in arresting Dorothy Grace Marie Maraglino.

    The 36-year-old Fallbrook resident was taken into custody at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at a hotel in downtown San Diego, according to sheriffs.

    The Federal Bureau of Investigations is also involved.

    Maraglino is listed as the President a business named Rwayom Minote, which had a mail box at the Mail Boxes Express store on Rosecrans, just blocks away from the Ramada Inn where the other suspect in the case, Jessica Lynn Lopez was arrested with self-inflicted wounds.

    The owner of the store, Mir Ali said Maraglino stopped lost the mailbox after failing to make payments about three months ago. "She said she wanted to keep the mailbox," he said.

    He mentioned that the business was related to the Bondage and Sadomasochism, although he didn't know more specific details.

    "She was a nice woman, a good person," he said. Ali said Maraglino lived in a houseboat somewhere nearby until she got married to a man and moved to the North County.

    Homicide detectives said Maraglino’s arrest – the third in Killgore’s case – was made as a result of information and evidence obtained throughout the ongoing investigation.

    Address searches reveal that Maraglino was living at the same house on East Fallbrook Street where two other suspects who have been arrested in Killgore’s death also lived at one point.

    The other two suspects currently in custody are 45-year-old Marine Louis Perez and 25-year-old Jessica Lynn Lopez. Both pleaded not guilty to the murder charges.

    Killgore, 22, went missing on April 13. Her body was found abandoned in Riverside County on April 17.

    A source inside the sheriff’s department told NBCSanDiego that Maraglino has been a “person of interest” since Killgore disappeared last month.

    At a hearing last month, a prosecutor said investigators found Killgore’s blood and a weapon in Lopez’s car.

    No further information about Maraglino’s alleged involvement in this case has been released.

    She was booked in the Las Colinas Detention Facility late Thursday night and faces a first degree murder charge. She is not eligible for release or bail at this time.

    Follow NBCSanDiego for the latest news, weather, and events: iPad App | iPhone App | Android App | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | RSS | Text Alerts | Email Alerts