FORMER MARINE BRIAN BRIMAGER ACCUSED OF ELABORATE COVER-UP OF SENDING EMAILS AND WITHDRAWING CASH TO HIDE DEATH OF MURDERED GIRLFRIEND

Brimager was arrested by the FBI at his California home and charged with ten counts

Former marine ‘impersonated his girlfriend by sending emails and withdrawing her money’ in an ‘elaborate cover-up to hide her murder’ (then married another woman)

  • Yvonne Baldelli, 42, went missing in November 2011 while living in Panama
  • Brian Brimager, 37, accused of dumping bloody hotel mattress in the ocean
  • Indictment says Ms Baldelli suffered physical abuse from her boyfriend
  • He is accused of sending fake emails and withdrawing cash from her bank
  • Brimager said Ms Baldelli ran off to Costa Rica with another man
  • Indictment claims ex-Marine then married another woman

An ex-Marine has been accused of an elaborate cover-up of the death of his girlfriend after she disappeared in Panama, including deceiving her family into believing she was still alive with emails and withdrawals from her bank account.

Yvonne Baldelli, 42, has not been seen since November 2011 and her body has never been found.

Her boyfriend Brian Brimager, 37, was arrested by the FBI on Thursday at his California home on charges of obstructing justice and making false statements.

It is also claimed he married another woman just weeks after Ms Baldelli went missing.

Brimager was arrested by the FBI at his California home and charged with ten counts

 
Brian Brimager is charged with covering-up the disappearance of his girlfriend Yvonne Baldelli, who went missing in Panama in November 2011Brian Brimager is charged with covering-up the disappearance of his girlfriend Yvonne Baldelli, who went missing in Panama in November 2011
 The indictment claims that on November 29 Brimager began sending fake emails to a hotel manager, friends and family from Ms Baldelli’s account.

It also states that on his way back to California he made a two-day layover in Costa Rica and used her ATM card to make it look like she was withdrawing money.

 This was to back up the retired Marine’s story that had Ms Baldelli had ‘broken up with Brimager and was headed to Costa Rica with a man named Tony Gonzales.’

‘Brimager impersonated Baldelli over email in an attempt to trick her friends and family into believing she was still alive, thereby obstructing, influencing and impeding investigation into her disappearance and suspected death,’ the indictment says.

 
Unresponsive: Ms Baldelli's parents last heard from her in November and became concerned when her boyfriend said she ran off to Costa Rica with another manUnresponsive: Ms Baldelli’s parents last heard from her in November and became concerned when her boyfriend said she ran off to Costa Rica with another man
 
Together:Together: Mr Brimager has since been named a ‘person of interest’ in her disappearance
 
The indictment adds that when Brimager landed in San Diego on December 12, 2011, another woman, known as K.W., met him at the airport.

‘He proposed to her two days later and they married shortly thereafter,’ the document states.

Brimager is accused of dumping a bloody mattress in the ocean to cover up his girlfriend’s death after searching online for how to get the stains out.

He is said to have packed her belongings into garbage bags and left them outside the hostel for disposal.

The couple had left Los Angeles in September that year for Bocas del Toro in Panama, where they rented a hostel room on a small island.

 
 
Possible scene: This is the home where Ms Baldelli and Mr Brimager lived while in Panama. The FBI said that they would be sending divers to search the area around their home Possible scene: This is the home where Ms Baldelli and Mr Brimager lived while in Panama. The FBI said that they would be sending divers to search the area around their home

She was last seen at a steakhouse in Bocas del Toro with Brimager on November 26, 2011, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office, which also said he physically abused her before she went missing.

He has not been charged with murder but faces ten counts of obstruction of justice and one count of false statement to a federal officer.

Brimager faces a maximum sentence of 205 years in prison and a $2.5million fine if found guilty of every charge.

 
Troubling: One report says that she and Mr Brimager had a violent relationship while in PanamaTroubling: One report says that she and Mr Brimager had a violent relationship while in Panama

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4 thoughts on “FORMER MARINE BRIAN BRIMAGER ACCUSED OF ELABORATE COVER-UP OF SENDING EMAILS AND WITHDRAWING CASH TO HIDE DEATH OF MURDERED GIRLFRIEND

  1. Thank you Kate for spreading the word to your readers. Yvonne is my aunt, and while this has been a deeply disturbing week emotionally; the arrest, arraignment, and denial of bail are all very good news! ~ Lauren

  2. How about innocent until proven guilty.. all the facts are not in.. my heart goes out to all, and I pray truth will prevail..

    • I find it hard to believe that the FBI would have arrested him if they didn’t have their facts straight. If he had nothing to hide, why take elaborate steps to cover his tracks? If you had been in the courtroom, you would have heard a host of evidence that even his own attorney couldn’t refute…instead relying on the great merits of his wife (who I feel absolutely horrible for). Yes, I hope that the truth will prevail, and you will then see for yourself, the kind of monster this man is.

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