ok.. hate to get all 'Nancy Grace'-ish... but no one posted this, and this story is interesting... for a number of reasons, including the fact that she carried a pregnancy to 8+ months... but also, if for no other reason than, despite dubious evidence from the beginning, this poor girl's own mother called her a pathological liar just yesterday, which led to claims that she was likely "fine" and merely running from testimony.....
Missing Marine’s burned bones believed found
Discovery in suspect’s back yard; wife reportedly told authorities
updated 9:10 p.m. ET, Fri., Jan. 11, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Authorities said Friday that they believe they found the shallow grave of a pregnant Marine in the back yard of a comrade she accused of rape and that they found evidence inside his house that she had been killed.
Investigators are treating the case as a homicide, said Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown. But the prime suspect left a note insisting Lance Cpl. Maria Frances Lauterbach had killed herself, Brown said.
After some slight digging in a fire pit discovered in the yard of Marine Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean, detectives found what "appeared to be burnt human remains," Onslow County District Attorney Dewey Hudson said Friday night.