Police Dig Up Remains at Marine's House

May be body of pregnant victim; police still hunting accused
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2008 10:11 PM CST
This undated photo provided Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 by the Onslow County, N.C. Sheriff's office shows a black 2004 Quad Cab Dodge Pickup. Authorities believe Marine Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean, the prime...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Police seeking a missing Marine have found blood and human remains at the yard of the Marine she had accused of raping her, CNN reports. Cops found a "trace of violent activity in the house" of Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean in North Carolina, and "evidence of an attempted cleanup." Police are treating Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach's death as murder and waiting for daylight to search a cavity in Laurean's yard.

Laurean reportedly left a note for his wife saying that he buried Lauterbach, who was pregnant, after she committed suicide; unnamed sources have told CNN that Laurean's wife then went to police. The county sheriff refused to confirm it was her, but warned:  "I do think this case is going to be a bizarre ending, and when I say bizarre, more than just a death and a burial," he said.