Slain Marine's restraining order expired
Jan 15,2008 00:00 by UPI
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- A restraining order a U.S. Marine had against a fellow Marine she accused of raping her had expired when she was killed, military records show.

The military protective order against Cpl. Cesar Laurean was dated June 26 and expired Sept. 24, CNN reported Tuesday. It mandated he avoid all contact with Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach in light of her complaint against him.

Laurean is the subject of a nationwide manhunt as a suspect in her death.

The charred remains of Lauterbach, 20, were allegedly found buried in the backyard of Laurean's home near Camp Lejeune, N.C., the report said. She was eight months pregnant when she disappeared Dec. 14.

The FBI began posting Laurean's image on electronic billboards Monday and posted a $25,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Friday, Laurean's wife gave authorities a note her husband had written saying Lauterbach had killed herself and he had buried her in the backyard. That's when Laurean disappeared, police said.

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