Marine Accused Of Murdering Woman Separated From Corps

A Camp Lejeune Marine, arrested for the murder of a 29-year-old woman, made his first court appearance Friday morning.

Raul Torres was held with no bond. His next court date is set for June 17.

Wrapped in a white blanket, lawmen carried the body of Anneka Lasster away Thursday after the 29-year-old's body was found over a covered ditch.

Investigators found her body in the woods off of highway 58 near Maysville on Thursday evening.

No cause of death has been released. Officials say an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday in Greenville.

Friday afternoon, the Marine Corps announced Torres, age 24 from Puerto Rico, has been administratively separated from the Corps.

Camp Lejeune reports Torres was an infantryman assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force and he entered the Marine Corps in August 2007.

The base reports Torres deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from September 2008 to April 2009.

Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown tells WITN News Torres is marrried.

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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says a 24-year-old Private from Camp Lejeune is charged in the disappearance and murder of an Onslow County woman who had been mising since Saturday.

The sheriff's office identified the suspect as 24-year-old Raul Enrique Torres.

Authorities confirm that a body found Thursday in Jones County is that of Anneka Lasseter.

The woman's body was found off Highway 58, south of Maysville in Jones County.

Authorities say Lasseter's body was found on a narrow ledge of a drainage ditch covered with foliage and brush so well that a man spraying the nearby cotton field Thursday morning did not see her.

Lasseter had been missing since Saturday after leaving her job on Western Boulevard in Jacksonville. Authorities found her car on Sunday behind Navy Federal Credit Union.

Earlier Thursday, Sheriff Ed Brown said his investigators collected evidence that indicated the 29-year-old Lasseter may have been the victim of foul play. He says investigators have a key suspect in her disappearance and will be seeking a warrant.

Stay with WITN News and witn.com for more on this developing story.


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Investigators say a missing Onslow County woman may have met foul play.

Anneka Lasseter of Midway Park was last seen Saturday when leaving her job on Western Boulevard. Her car was found the next day behind Navy Federal Credit Union, which is also on Western Boulevard.

Sheriff Ed Brown says investigators say evidence collected indicate the 29-year-old Lasseter may have been the victim of foul play. He says investigators have a key suspect in her disappearance and will be seeking a warrant.

Brown says his investigators and deputies have been working around the clock on the case.


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