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Title: Mystery In N.c.: Pregnant Marine Missing


IVXX - January 10, 2008 01:55 PM (GMT)
20-year-old last seen in Dec.; was expected to testify about base incident

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - A 20-year-old pregnant Marine who was expected to testify about something she witnessed on base has been missing since mid-December, authorities said.

The Marine Corps said Wednesday it is cooperating fully with the Onslow County Sheriff's Office in the disappearance of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach, who is about eight months pregnant.

The sheriff's office has said Lauterbach's mother reported that her daughter was supposed to testify about an on-base incident.


Whole story at MSNBC

You want the truth?!? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!! :ph43r:

Repentless - January 10, 2008 04:56 PM (GMT)
Wow, that is REALLY messed up. Think it has anything to do with the nuke incident? "I heard a [insert high rank] say that the orders came straight from the top"

mynameis - January 11, 2008 01:33 AM (GMT)
Missing N.C. Marine Claimed Rape
Roommate Of Pregnant Marine Who Vanished Last Month Is Ordered To Return To N.C.

JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Jan. 10, 2008

(CBS/AP) A pregnant Marine who vanished last month before she was to testify in a military probe claimed "a senior officer ... had raped her and that the investigation had gone sour," according to new court documents.

The Marine Corps said Wednesday it is cooperating fully with the Onslow County Sheriff's Office in the disappearance of Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach, who is about eight months pregnant.

Lauterbach made the allegation to her stepmother, who also told investigators looking for the 20-year-old lance corporal that her stepdaughter was bipolar and had a history of compulsive lying, the documents filed this week state.

Military officials said Thursday they had ordered the Lauterbach's roommate, Sgt. Daniel Durham, to return from training in California to answer questions about the case.

Durham is believed to be the last person to speak with Lauterbach. He was to return to Camp Lejeune as soon as possible, Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown said.

Brown did not describe Durham as a suspect, adding that the case remained a missing persons investigation.

"We do feel like he has answers and importance in being back here," Brown said.

According to search warrant affidavits filed this week, the stepmother has told investigators that her stepdaughter "claimed she had been raped by a senior officer at her command, and that the investigation had gone sour."

"We pray that she's alive," Brown said. "We don't just hope, we pray that she's alive. We're searching for her all over the United States. And out of the United States."

Brown declined to comment on the rape allegations detailed in the search warrant, as did officials at Camp Lejeune.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/01/10/...in3697776.shtml

Repentless - January 11, 2008 11:59 AM (GMT)
Ah, it's about rape, at least it's not about nukes missing or anything. :whew:

alexvegas - January 11, 2008 12:58 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Repentless @ Jan 11 2008, 11:59 AM)
Ah, it's about rape, at least it's not about nukes missing or anything. :whew:

The rape and possible murder of a pregnant woman not being a nuclear coverup doesn't equal 'whew'!

Repentless - January 11, 2008 01:21 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (alexvegas @ Jan 11 2008, 07:58 AM)
QUOTE (Repentless @ Jan 11 2008, 11:59 AM)
Ah, it's about rape, at least it's not about nukes missing or anything. :whew:

The rape and possible murder of a pregnant woman not being a nuclear coverup doesn't equal 'whew'!

Umm, yeah it does... although I think it's disguisting, I'd rather that than a rogue nuke.

mynameis - January 11, 2008 11:03 PM (GMT)
Breaking Missing Beauty who was pregnant found dead.


Sheriff: Pregnant Ohio Marine Found Dead
Last Update: 2:42 pm
By MIKE BAKER

Associated Press Writer

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A pregnant Marine missing for nearly a month is dead, and investigators were seeking a fellow Marine she had accused of sexually assaulting her, authorities said Friday.

Authorities had not recovered the body of 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Maria Frances Lauterbach, originally from Dayton, Ohio, but they believed she was buried in a shallow grave in a residential area of coastal Onslow County, Sheriff Ed Brown said.

The suspect, 21-year-old Cpl. Cesar Armando Lauren, has declined to meet with investigators and is not in custody, he said.

"They don't know where he is," Brown said of the suspect.

"He's gone."

Lauterbach had claimed a superior had sexually assaulted her, and she was worried that the investigation was going nowhere, according to court documents. She vanished last month before she was to testify in a military probe.

Naval investigators said Friday the military was pursing rape charges against Lauren, and a hearing had been scheduled for December.

The court papers said the anticipated birth of the baby "might provide evidentiary credence to charges she lodged with military authorities that she was sexually assaulted by a senior military person."

Brown said detectives had tried to speak with Lauren, but he refused to do so, on the advice of his attorneys. Authorities said they didn't consider Lauren a flight risk until Friday, because they had information the pair carried on a "friendly relationship" after she reported the assault to military authorities.

The State Bureau of Investigation and the Marine Corps were assisting in the search for Lauren, who had not been charged with Lauterbach's death.

Lauterbach was reported missing Dec. 19 by her mother, who last spoke with her daughter on Dec. 14, authorities said. Her cell phone was found Dec. 20 near the main gate at Camp Lejeune, and she missed a scheduled prenatal care appointment on Dec. 26.

Authorities found her vehicle at a bus station near the base on the Atlantic coast, and an employee there has told investigators it has been there since about the time of her disappearance. Brown said Friday she had purchased a bus ticket to El Paso, Texas, the day after she spoke with her stepmother, but the ticket has not been used.

http://www.wcpo.com/news/local/story.aspx?...ec-061f21559f92




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