The Marine husband of a Fallbrook woman who was killed and dumped near Lake Skinner urged the public today not to believe gossip about his late wife.
"As my father‐in‐law said, please honor my wife's name and don't succumb to salacious gossip and rumor," Cory Killgore wrote in a letter released today through the San Diego Sheriff's Department. "Brittany was a beautiful, good person, who did not deserve this."
He was likely responding to reports that his late wife was involved with sadomasochism with Jessica Lopez and Louis Perez, the two suspects arrested in the case.
Perez has a profile on several websites catering to alternative sexual lifestyles, according to the Union-Tribune. His username is "Ivan" and he brags of having a sex slave.
"I am lord and master, dom and daddy of my house. My slave, Ms. Dee, is a slave to no one, but myself," he wrote in his profile.
Dee owns the Fallbrook home in which Perez and Lopez lived. Dee also has a profile on a similar website and goes by the name "Twisted 2 Plus You." She states on the website she is "an alpha slave to master Ivan. We have a poly home in which I own two slave girls. Life is good," according to CBS8.
Killgore was not connected to Perez's sexual lifestyle in any way, and the victim's father denounced the reports. "She does not deserve to be a victim of lies and innuendo anymore than she deserved to be murdered," he said, according to CBS8.
Killgore filed divorce paperwork about a week before she was killed, according to court records. Her husband nonetheless spoke glowingly of her.
"My wife Brittany, was beautiful beyond words and her murder has left me devastated," he wrote. "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."
The Marine was brought back from a tour of duty in Afghanistan when his wife turned up missing. He is now searching for a way to turn this tragedy into something positive.
"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," he wrote. "Brittany meant too much to do any less."