Suspect In Slain Marine Case May Be Headed To Texas

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say that the key suspect
in the brutal slaying of a 20-year-old pregnant Marine in North
Carolina was spotted in Louisiana -- and could be headed into
Texas.

Marine Corporal Cesar Armando Laurean was seen getting on or off
a Greyhound bus in Shreveport, Louisiana, last night. That's
according to Shreveport police Chief Henry Whitehorn Senior.

Whitehorn tells The Associated Press that they're working with
the U.S. Marshal's Service and other law enforcement agencies
trying to locate him.

They don't know if he's still in the Shreveport area.

He says they've gotten information that he may be headed to Texas.

Yesterday, authorities said they recovered what they believe to
be the burnt remains of Marine Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach and
her unborn child from a fire pit in Laurean's backyard, where they
suspect he burned and buried her body.

The 21-year-old Laurean is from the Las Vegas area. He is believe to have fled North Carolina Friday after leaving behind a note.

In it, he admitted burying her body but claimed Lauterbach cut her own throat in a suicide.

A federal warrant announced today charges Laurean with unlawful
flight to avoid prosecution.


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