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Search for Marine Suspect Reaches One-Month Mark

Posted February 12, 2008 5:37 p.m. EST
Updated April 10, 2008 10:00 p.m. EDT

— One month into a manhunt that has reached across the U.S. and into Mexico, a wanted Marine from Camp Lejeune is still eluding authorities.

Lance Cpl. Cesar Laurean left his Jacksonville home one month ago Tuesday. Investigators say he crossed into Mexico a couple days later.

Laurean is wanted in the killing of a fellow marine, Cpl. Maria Lauterbach.She was eight months pregnant when she was killed, and her burned body was buried in in a shallow pit in Laurean's back yard.

Several agencies, including the FBI , are helping with the case that is led by the Onslow County Sheriff's Office.