Fourth-graders remembered slain marine Maria Lauterbach by
running a victory lap during an annual fitness day event she
participated in 10 years ago.
About 1,000 Miami Valley fourth-graders ran the lap Saturday in
honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach at the Spring for
Elementary School Day Fitness Challenge.
Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean is suspected in the Dec. 14 slaying of
Maria and her unborn son. Laurean was captured Thursday in Mexico
after a 3-month manhunt.
Maria's charred remains were found in a shallow grave in
Laurean's backyard in Jacksonville, on January 11th 2008.
On Saturday, Mary Lauterbach remembered her daughter as an
athletic and spunky fourth-grader who surged ahead from last place
during the homestretch to win the 400-meter race in 1998.