Onslow County authorities Saturday obtained a first degree murder warrant for 21 year old Marine Corporal Cesar Laurean.
Late Saturday night Laurean was spotted by 3 to 4 citizens at a Greyhound bus station in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Investigators say Laurean left Jacksonville early Friday morning. That same day he was listed as "unauthorized absence" by the Marine Corps.
The corporal was driving a black quad cab 2004 Dodge pickup truck with North Carolina plate TRR-1522. That truck was found Tuesday, January 15th in a motel parking lot near the Raleigh-Durham Airport.
Onslow County authorities say the victim's ATM card was found at the Durham bus station this weekend, while were several reported sightings of his truck in the Raleigh-Durham area.
Laurean is from Clark County, Nevada. But the Marine Corps says he was born in Mexico and still has family in that country.
The Marines say he joined the Corps in September 2004 and was trained as a personnel clerk.
At Camp Lejeune he was assigned to the Group Consolidated Administration Center, Service Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force.
Saturday Onslow County deputies asked the FBI to help with the nationwide search for Corporal Laurean.
A special FBI tip line has been added. The number is 1-800-CALL-FBI.