make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Durham woman finds murdered Marine's ID card

DURHAM -- The Onslow County sheriff says it's -- to use his words – "an earth-wide manhunt" for Corporal Cesar Laurean. He is the Camp Lejeune Marine accused of killing pregnant comrade Maria Lauterbach. Investigators say a woman went out for a walk and found Lauterbach's military ID card in Durham Saturday at the Greyhound bus station. Mary Yordy, a book preservationist at Duke University, had read nothing about a missing pregnant Marine and another Marine murder suspect Lauren, who is now on the run. "It's a really sad story that I had not really been paying much attention to it," Yordy said. But Saturday while walking her dog across the street from the Durham Police Department Yordy found a military identification card with the name "Frances Lauterbach" on it. The card was in the grass just outside Durham's Greyhound bus station. "It was sort of obvious," Yordy said. "I feel like I must have been the first person walking by because it was really easy to see." Not knowing she was holding an ID of a woman now presumed dead, Yordy asked a couple of men at a pay phone if they were "Frances Lauterbach." She tried to turn it in to the Greyhound agent who recognized the name and told her to go straight to the police across the street. She did. "When they handled the card, I noticed they were using latex gloves. So I figured it was important," Yordy said. Mary said police later combed through the bushes looking for other evidence. She says the FBI called her at home. Others now assume Lauren must have passed through Durham "So someone had to come inside the bus station," Yordy said. "It had to be like that. Someone came to get the bus here and threw the ID down. That happens a lot of time." And it may have happened this time. Lauren may have stopped at this bus stop in Durham, but he's still nowhere to be found.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.