RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Marine charged with killing a pregnant colleague.
The FBI already has had an offer of $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of Cpl. Cesar Laurean. Easley announced the state reward Monday.
Laurean is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach. Her charred remains and those of her fetus were found buried in Laurean's backyard in January.
Laurean has been missing since early January and investigators believe he fled to his native Mexico.