Ohio Congressman Mike Turner says the slaying of Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach could have been prevented and the internal procedures of the Marines should be reviewed.
The Republican represents Lauterbach's hometown of Vandalia,
which is near Dayton.
Turner sent a letter to Marine Commandant James Conway about the
military's handling of the case. The congressman says the case
underscores the need to protect female soldiers who claim they have
been sexually assaulted.
Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean is charged in 20-year-old Lauterbach's
death. The charred remains of Lauterbach and her fetus were found
buried in Laurean's backyard in North Carolina in January.
Investigators believe Laurean fled to his native Mexico.
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