Murdered Marine's ATM Card Surfaces

Suspect's truck sighted in NC; FBI offers $25K for information
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2008 5:15 PM CST

(Newser) – Police recovered Maria Lauterbach's ATM card in a Durham, NC, bus station today and said her accused killer's truck was sighted in the area, CNN reports. The FBI offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Cesar Laurean, who allegedly murdered his fellow Marine last month. Lauterbach, 20, was pregnant with a child she said was Laurean's.

"I would imagine he's getting help," the sheriff of Onslow County, where the killing occurred, said of Laurean. "Even though he's committed this horrible crime, he's still got friends." Laurean is now wanted on federal as well as state charges, and the sheriff described the search as "Earthwide." The FBI said electronic billboards bearing "Wanted" posters will appear nationwide. (Read more Cesar Armando Laurean stories.)