Police found the burnt remains of a woman and a fetus today buried in a Marine's backyard, CNN reports. The suspected remains of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach are being rushed to a North Carolina medical examiner for positive identification as police launch a manhunt for Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean, the chief suspect in Lauterbach's disappearance.
Police confirmed today that Laurean's wife turned in his note saying he had burned Lauterbach's body. “We believe our suspect has fled the state of North Carolina; removed himself as far from here as he can get,” a sheriff said today. Laurean is believed to be driving a black Dodge pickup and is described as “dangerous," particularly if cornered. (Read more Maria Lauterbach stories.)