A pregnant Marine whose body was discovered in the back yard of Cesar Armando Laurean told prosecutors in November that she no longer thought Laurean was the father, Marine officials say. Maria Lauterbach alleged that Laurean raped her in March and April, but doctors estimated the 20-year-old’s conception date was May 14, the AP reports.
Laurean never violated the military protective order to stay away from Lauterbach and continued to report to work on time after she vanished, according to a Marine official. Lauterbach had told victims’ advocates at Camp Lejeune that she didn’t feel threatened by him. Her burnt body was discovered at his house over the weekend, and an autopsy found she died of blunt trauma to the head. (Read more murder stories.)