Murdered Marine Wife's Last Message Will Give You Chills

Ugh! New evidence has come to light in the murder of the wife of a California Marine and it is terrifying. Today, a district attorney disclosed that Brittany Killgore, who was found dead April 17, had sent a last text message to a friend. What she said will give you night sweats.

Brittany had filed for divorce from her husband, Lance Cpl. Cory Killgore, who was in Afghanistan when she disappeared. Then, she met up with another Marine, Louis Ray Perez. This is where things get tragic.

Brittany was found dead and another woman, Jessica Lynn Lopez, has been charged. Lopez and Perez live together and supposedly were into the BDSM scene. And now comes word that Brittany’s last words were in a text message sent to a friend, and the message was a cry for help. Literally. The message said, "Help."

First of all, I can’t imagine what was going on there. Since she didn’t call 911 for help but text messaged a friend, did that mean she had to stay quiet? Also, she must have known she was in trouble and that things were going to get bad.

I cannot imagine what I would do if I got a message like this from a friend. I’d probably wonder if it was a mistake. Did she mean to write, "Hey"? "Hello"? My first instinct would be to call back. But what if it just went to voicemail? What would I do then? Would I call the police? It could be difficult to get the police to get involved with simple text that said, "Help," with no other information. Plus, they wouldn’t even know where to go. And neither would I.

It must be awful for the friend who got this message, to see the last cry of Brittany, and to know he or she wasn't able to save her. Of course, it’s much worse for Brittany, who had to send the message.

What would you do if your friend sent you a message like this?

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yazzy91 yazzy91

What can you do? Honestly. I get a text that says Help all the time but it's just friends who need advice, a ride, money, or help at work. So it's never been a "Help me someone's trying to kill me" or something.

nonmember avatar Imamom2

I wud call back if i got no answer i wud go to the police. This is why it is so important to have a locator software on ur cell. U can simply log in and check the location of the phone it saves time from having to get a court order to get a ping off a tower. So sorry for this womans family i hope others learn a valuable lessen from this tragedy.

minty... mintymommy

If I had "help" from a friend, I'd know it meant I need to look further fast. This is such a sad story...people are so dumb.

X_Mom28 X_Mom28

You would think if she texted her friend she must of thought her friend could help her. Did her friend know where she was or who she was with? I guess you'd have to ask her. It really raises more questions than it answers. Was she unable to talk and call 911 without them seeing her? Did she realize how much danger she was in or just beginning to get uncomfortable?


Michael Seebran

Poor girl, I don't know what else to say. ;( Tragic. R.I.P. may God be with you.

nonmember avatar anne barry

I often would leave information of my destination in an envelope on a desk to be opened if this were to happen or I would text liscence plate information. All for this very reason, if I didn't come home the next day I promise you the police would know where to start looking. I pass this same advice to my sons. Trust is okay but trust safely. If airplane must supply travel itinerys then its a good plan

Susan Gfeller

Alot of weird things going on there.  The poor thing.  Who knows what happened. I hope they investigate this.

livn4... livn4hevn

I'd text back and ask what was wrong... usually my friends send me that when their kids are driving them crazy, or they want to shoot a coworker... so I would just ask if they wanted to talk about it. I wouldn't call necessarily. If they could talk on the phone, they would have, I'm sure of it!

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