Pregnant Soldier Found Dead in North Carolina Motel

Fort Bragg soldier was seven months pregnant
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 25, 2008 4:09 AM CDT
Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach and her fetus were found beneath a fire pit in North Carolina earlier this year. A marine was arrested in connection with the murder.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a pregnant soldier found in a North Carolina motel. Dental specialist Megan Lynn Touma, 23, of Kentucky arrived at nearby Fort Bragg only two weeks ago. She was seven months pregnant. Earlier this year, pregnant Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach was found dead in her boyfriend's North Carolina backyard. He was charged with her murder after he was apprehended in Mexico. (Read more soldier stories.)