Laurean's House Auction Delayed

The auction of accused murderer Cesar Laurean's home has been delayed at the request of the mortgage holder.

Some thirty people showed up Monday afternoon at the steps of the Onslow County Courthouse for the auction.

Last year Laurean was charged with killing Maria Lauterbach at the home and burying her body in the backyard.

Countrywide Financial gave no reason for the delay. The opening bid was just under $102,000.

The foreclosure auction has been rescheduled for January 26th.

A law firm is auctioning the Jacksonville house where investigators found the charred remains of a pregnant Marine.

Cpl. Cesar Laurean used to live at the home that's going up for auction Monday afternoon in Onslow County. He has been charged in the killing of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach of Vandalia, Ohio.

Investigators found Lauterbach's charred remains last year in a shallow grave in Laurean's backyard. Laurean was arrested in Mexico in April and has been fighting extradition back to North Carolina.

The single-story, 1,100-square foot house near Camp Lejeune has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The law firm Brock & Scott PLLC says the opening bid is about $102,000.

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  • by jaxville gurl Location: Camp Lejeune on Jan 11, 2009 at 09:24 AM
    I agree with Cactus on that issue and what is gonna be the charges for his wife? I also agree that whoever buys it, maybe not tear it down, but make some kind of memorial out of it and the land. I think a park, pond is a great thought. I just hope whoever buys it, is not buying it for "bragging" rights and yes I believe in ghosts. :) RIP Maria and baby, you are missed.
  • by Another J'ville girl on Jan 5, 2009 at 05:28 PM
    Disgusting to think that anyone would want to live there - I, too, think that the home should be torn down, and the land should serve as a memorial, whether a pond or a park.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jan 5, 2009 at 04:03 PM
    The heck with the house, when will Cesar Laurean be returned for trial?
  • by Anonymous Location: Beaufort County on Jan 5, 2009 at 01:09 PM
    Yes, somone will buy it and then they will get movie rights and become rich off of somone elses sorrows. Sad but so true.
  • by Dogma on Jan 5, 2009 at 11:47 AM
    Do you believe in ghosts?
  • by reader Location: nc on Jan 5, 2009 at 07:20 AM
    I wouldn't buy it if the price was only $1.00. Someone will end up buying it though.It's sad
  • by Here's the thing on Jan 5, 2009 at 06:30 AM
    Well I agree I'd never want that property either. I could never live there, don't think I could even set foot on the land. Since a law firm is the seller I'm curious how real estate laws apply. Because I think normally a Realtor/sales agent cannot disclose information that this has occurred here. If you don't know about it on your own, you are SOL. I'm sure a current agent can give us more details.
  • by Jimmy Location: Virginia on Jan 5, 2009 at 04:48 AM
    Just the thought that a person possibly was murdered in this house and then buried in the backyard would make me not interested in buying it.
  • by ozone Location: belhaven on Jan 5, 2009 at 04:45 AM
    good luck getting 102,000.00 for that.
  • by Jvillle Girl Location: NC on Jan 5, 2009 at 04:40 AM
    I hope whoever buys this house tears it down and keeps the property as a playground or something to remember Maria and her baby by. RIP Maria and child

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