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Pregnant Marine missing from N.C. base(suppose to testify)
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 1/10/07

Posted on 01/10/2008 8:36:01 AM PST by Santa Fe_Conservative

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - A 20-year-old pregnant Marine who was expected to testify about something she witnessed on base has been missing since mid-December, authorities said.

The Marine Corps said Wednesday it is cooperating fully with the Onslow County Sheriff's Office in the disappearance of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach, who is about eight months pregnant.

The sheriff's office has said Lauterbach's mother reported that her daughter was supposed to testify about an on-base incident.

"There are several findings and pieces of evidence that have been discovered that cause law enforcement to be concerned with the circumstances surrounding Maria's disappearance," the sheriff's department said in a statement.

Sheriff's investigators did not return calls seeking additional comment Wednesday, and it was not clear what Lauterbach was expected to say in testimony.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: camplejeune; marialauterbach; marines
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1 posted on 01/10/2008 8:36:03 AM PST by Santa Fe_Conservative
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Calling NCIS.


2 posted on 01/10/2008 8:39:33 AM PST by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

It’s hard to imagine an 8 month pregnant leatherneck storming Omaha Beach... but maybe we need them to babysit any enemy POW’s that are under the age of 13...


3 posted on 01/10/2008 8:39:47 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

What was she suppose to testify about?


4 posted on 01/10/2008 8:41:43 AM PST by SoldierMedic (Rowan Walter, 23 Feb 2007 Ramadi)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative
No one seems to have any information on the nature of the incident concerning which she was to testify.

She is pregnant, she is missing, and the police have found her abandoned cell phone and her car.

No one has spoken to her in four weeks.

The chances of her or her child being alive are very slim.

5 posted on 01/10/2008 8:42:55 AM PST by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Just in the hell what we need. Pregnant Marines! What in the heck is happening to our Military?


6 posted on 01/10/2008 8:46:12 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: AmericaUnited

Your right, but she can free up a paperpusher who CAN storm the beaches instead of sitting behind a desk all day.


7 posted on 01/10/2008 8:46:17 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative; river rat
Not as ugly as the Marines I knew.


8 posted on 01/10/2008 8:46:32 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Where can I go to bet $50 that someone from DailyKos or Air America will claim Karl Rove or Halliburton murdered her because she has bootleg copies of the “torture tapes?”


9 posted on 01/10/2008 8:47:55 AM PST by VirginiaConstitutionalist (Mike Huckabee's speech was better in the original Russian.)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Marine and “Pregnant” just don’t seem to go together.


10 posted on 01/10/2008 8:49:03 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Jesus is real, He will never fail...I will serve him now, and throughout all eternity! ))
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To: LadyPilgrim

On the other hand, just think how tough her kid will be.


11 posted on 01/10/2008 8:50:07 AM PST by agere_contra (Do not confuse the wealth of nations with the wealth of government - FDT)
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To: agere_contra

If the girl is still with us.....yes!
We can pray.


12 posted on 01/10/2008 8:52:24 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Jesus is real, He will never fail...I will serve him now, and throughout all eternity! ))
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To: AmericaUnited
It’s hard to imagine an 8 month pregnant leatherneck storming Omaha Beach...

Didn't know the Marines were at Omaha beach
13 posted on 01/10/2008 8:54:50 AM PST by uncbob (m first)
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To: AmericaUnited; Piquaboy; LadyPilgrim

My sister has a 1 yearold son. She is also a Marine reservist instructor pilot.

All y’all running down pregnant marines, grow up. It is not that big a deal for a Marine to hold down a desk job for a year for medical reasons.


14 posted on 01/10/2008 9:09:19 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: Piquaboy

My Navy brother and my Nat’l Guard daughter both got completely fed up with enlisted women who got knocked up to avoid deployments. And in the factory, many of us get fed up with doing the maternity-leave FMLA ladies’ work for the months they’re out, and getting nothing for it when they return to the job we’ve been holding for them.


15 posted on 01/10/2008 9:44:50 AM PST by flowerplough (Thompson should be the next president and Reagan should be the next face on Mt. Rushmore)
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To: TalonDJ

You would be absolutely AMAZED at the number of non-deployable servicemembers at any given moment. A very large percentage of those are pregnancy-related. Very tough to deploy a unit when key staff still hold that position but cannot be deployed. I’ve seen entire S-1 and S-2 staff sections that couldn’t go to war because of pregnancies.

Women get pregnant, but pregnant servicemembers should not be allowed to retain a deployable billet.


16 posted on 01/10/2008 10:03:11 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: AmericaUnited
It’s hard to imagine an 8 month pregnant leatherneck storming Omaha Beach... but maybe we need them to babysit any enemy POW’s that are under the age of 13...

I have the same problem with this PC military stuff. New recruits should be required to take implants for the first six years of active duty.

17 posted on 01/10/2008 10:04:03 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Piquaboy

B.A.M. = Broad A$$ Marines.

They do a lot of work, but cause more problems than they are worth. BEEN THERE DONE THAT....and if you haven’t don’t flame me about the truth.

When little girls start playing with guns, instead of dolls, maybe they should join the USMC. Until then, stay out of my Marine Corps.


18 posted on 01/10/2008 10:04:47 AM PST by Tahoe3002
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To: TalonDJ

Excuse me dear one...I didn’t “run down” any Marine.
No one on FR should run down our military. And BTW....I am a supporter of our soldiers in every way. ;-)

But saying pregnant and Marine is just sort of opposite one another.
I’m not going to argue about it though.....;-)


19 posted on 01/10/2008 10:24:35 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Jesus is real, He will never fail...I will serve him now, and throughout all eternity! ))
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Wow, sounds reminiscent of ‘The General’s Daughter’.


20 posted on 01/10/2008 10:27:34 AM PST by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: TalonDJ

Also...tell your sister thank you for her service to America!!! ;-)


21 posted on 01/10/2008 10:30:49 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Jesus is real, He will never fail...I will serve him now, and throughout all eternity! ))
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To: uncbob
Didn't know the Marines were at Omaha beach

Don't stop him...he's on a roll.

22 posted on 01/10/2008 10:58:28 AM PST by TankerKC (You don't have to believe everything you think.)
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To: AmericaUnited

Even Marines need pencil pushers.


23 posted on 01/10/2008 11:09:29 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: SoldierMedic

Her mom said she was raped by a superior officer. Paging Jack Reacher...


24 posted on 01/10/2008 11:16:43 AM PST by iranger
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To: TankerKC

Did we......when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?


25 posted on 01/10/2008 11:18:17 AM PST by superfries
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To: SJSAMPLE

There was a law that said women cannot be sent to combat. When when was that changed? I read about the women killed in action and I figured only those women volunteered.


26 posted on 01/10/2008 11:18:22 AM PST by apocalypto
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To: apocalypto

No law that I know of.
Women are flying combat missions from carriers and are in combat in Iraq at this moment.

There were restrictions on certain billets in certain combat arms (infantry, armor, etc.), but women can and do serve in combat units and in combat.


28 posted on 01/10/2008 11:32:50 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: TalonDJ

Not running down preggers Mari9nes..but here’s a question..She’s not married...enlisted in June 2007..so if she gets pregnant during her initial hitch, why not just separate her from the service?


29 posted on 01/10/2008 12:06:12 PM PST by ken5050
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To: uncbob

Hey, there were Royal Marines at Gold!

http://www.camp198.fsnet.co.uk/Normandy2.htm

Besides, who cares about the last time, who’s going to do it next time?


30 posted on 01/10/2008 12:11:03 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: flowerplough

My friend who is also in the National Guard said his unit had a bunch of women Army sluts. They slept with everyone and anyone.


31 posted on 01/10/2008 12:11:41 PM PST by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: superfries
No...When Washington charged the Gerries at Little Big Horn.
32 posted on 01/10/2008 12:15:59 PM PST by 4yearlurker (Thanks Vets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: TankerKC

“did we quit when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”-(just one of the classics from Animal house)


33 posted on 01/10/2008 12:21:04 PM PST by mrmargaritaville
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/01/10/missing.marine/index.html

This case is getting weird. The local sheriff is asking the missing Marine to “come forward and get help”...not exactly what you do if you suspect that she’s the victim of foul play.

BTW, they think her baby was due two days ago.

}:-)4


34 posted on 01/10/2008 12:33:08 PM PST by Moose4 (Wasting away again in Michaelnifongville.)
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To: angcat

Guess I should be glad I joined the AIR National Guard 27 years ago. I have served with a great number of dedicated and professional women, many of whom have deployed all over the world. I’ve had two children and always been back to service and deployable within the required 6 weeks.

Thought I’d try to put some positive words out there to counteract all the.... less than positive words.


35 posted on 01/10/2008 2:11:36 PM PST by ODC-GIRL (Proudly serving our Nation's Homeland Defense)
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative

Is the fellow marine that supposedly raped her the one that made her pregnant?

BTW, why does she have a MALE roomate?

“The woman made the allegation to her stepmother, who also told investigators looking for the 20-year-old lance corporal that her stepdaughter was bipolar and had a history of compulsive lying, the documents filed this week state.”

“Military officials said Thursday they had ordered the missing Marine’s roommate, Sgt. Daniel Durham, to return from training in California to answer questions about the case.”

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,321846,00.html


36 posted on 01/10/2008 3:13:51 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: SoldierMedic

Supposedly a fellow marine raped her.


37 posted on 01/10/2008 3:14:29 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: wideawake

Supposedly a fellow marine raped her and she was going to testify about it.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,321846,00.html

A pretty girl ... .


38 posted on 01/10/2008 3:15:35 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: LadyPilgrim

Heck she has a MALE roomate!

What do you expect in tight quarters ... ?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,321846,00.html


39 posted on 01/10/2008 3:16:51 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: agere_contra

Doubtful ... she’s screwed up ...

“The woman made the allegation to her stepmother, who also told investigators looking for the 20-year-old lance corporal that her stepdaughter was bipolar and had a history of compulsive lying, the documents filed this week state.”

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,321846,00.html

What is hanppening to our military is a good question ... .


40 posted on 01/10/2008 3:18:01 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: ken5050
She’s nine months pregnant so conception happened in 2007.

“The woman made the allegation to her stepmother, who also told investigators looking for the 20-year-old lance corporal that her stepdaughter was bipolar and had a history of compulsive lying, the documents filed this week state.”

Put aside the pregnancy - how can you have liars in there? Also why a MALE roommate? Is the marines that supposedly raped her the same one that got her pregnant or don’t they know who got her pregnant?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,321846,00.html

41 posted on 01/10/2008 3:21:22 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: ODC-GIRL

I did not mean to degrade my fellow female... sorry :)

I was just being a parrote and repeating what he had said.


42 posted on 01/10/2008 3:22:10 PM PST by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: Santa Fe_Conservative
A 20-year-old pregnant Marine
There can be no such thing as a pregnant Marine. What she is, is a pregnant Woman Marine (WM). Semper Fi ...
43 posted on 01/10/2008 3:27:45 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: nmh

Tight quarters huh? I am just too old for this ;-))).....


44 posted on 01/10/2008 3:45:09 PM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Jesus is real, He will never fail...I will serve him now, and throughout all eternity! ))
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To: LadyPilgrim

Well, someone got her preggie ... .

She’s a very pretty girl ... hope this has a happy ending for her and her baby.


45 posted on 01/10/2008 3:46:53 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: angcat

Didn’t take your post as degrading. Just the general tone of all the posts seemed a bit down. No hard feelings!

I know that when I first joined back in 1980, it was a struggle to overcome the stereotype of the sort of women who had previously enlisted, but those days, thankfully are long gone, at least in the Air branches. That’s where I try to steer any women asking me about a military career.

I truly believe that women can and do make solid contributions to ALL of the armed forces and deserve respect. That said, if there are women who are behaving in ways that make a negative impact on discipline and morale, they should be kicked out on their butts. Of course, that goes for the guys too. Takes two to tango.....


46 posted on 01/10/2008 5:46:17 PM PST by ODC-GIRL (Proudly serving our Nation's Homeland Defense)
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To: TalonDJ

I do not think this Marine was married.


47 posted on 01/11/2008 6:23:35 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: angcat

But not him apparently ;)

“The definition of a “slut” is any girl who won’t sleep with YOU.”


48 posted on 01/11/2008 7:23:09 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: ODC-GIRL
That said, if there are women who are behaving in ways that make a negative impact on discipline and morale, they should be kicked out on their butts. Of course, that goes for the guys too. Takes two to tango.....

I agree 1000%.

Others have mentioned something that is puzzling me as well. Why do the Marines have mixed living situations? Who the heck thought that was a good idea? Must have been a Clinton appointee.

49 posted on 01/11/2008 8:06:20 AM PST by NYCynic
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To: NYCynic

Per Fox update - Jonathon Seri(?)

Sheriff will have a news conference at noon EDT.

Too many inconsistencies in reporting - i.e. *step-mother*, *mother*, *adoptive mother*.

Boyfriend, room-mate, boarding house, base housing.

History of bi-polar disorder - before military service? - after rape? - did the rape result in the pregnancy?

Due date: January, February???????????


50 posted on 01/11/2008 8:20:47 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - man's surrender. Laughter - God's reward.)
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