Cesar Laurean Home Being Sold After 5 Weeks On Market

Someone is buying the Cesar Laurean home in Jacksonville.

The ranch-style home is where deputies say the former Camp Lejeune Marine killed Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach and buried the pregnant woman's body in the backyard.

A bank foreclosed on the home last year, and no one bought it at a courthouse auction where the opening bid was $102,000.

The home went on the market June 3rd for $92,900 and went under contract last week. The realtor tells WITN News that the home is selling for higher than the listing price and the deal should close in about 30 days.

The realtor says the new owner knows what's happened at the house and has even signed a disclosure statement saying they were aware of the home's history.


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  • by Allen Location: NYC on Jul 15, 2009 at 09:01 AM
    If lived in the area I would have no problem buying this home. Sure a aweful thing happened in the house, however, you need to put that in the past and put new life into the neighborhood.. Being from NYC this happens very often.
  • by Alison Location: Havelock on Jul 10, 2009 at 09:45 PM
    I would buy it and put up a memorial for Maria and her baby.
  • by me2 Location: nc on Jul 10, 2009 at 10:54 AM
    I don't believe it's selling for more than the listed price.They would have to prove it to me.I bet they basically had to give the house away,after all,who in their right mind would want it? Everyone in the country knows about that house....
  • by Hmmm on Jul 9, 2009 at 08:32 PM
    I smell a movie deal....
  • by Duh on Jul 9, 2009 at 02:07 PM
    The deceased is "not there." If I lived in the area and needed a home, I could live there. It needs some TLC, but that too would make it a different dwelling.
  • by enc Location: enc on Jul 9, 2009 at 12:56 PM
    Tough one. I couldn't live there where so much violence took place...can't see tearing it down to rebuild. It couldn't have remained as is. Still rips at my heart.
  • by Annie Nonomus Location: Greenville on Jul 9, 2009 at 12:35 PM
    On the market for only five weeks? That was a quick sell in this economy.
  • by J Location: Gville on Jul 9, 2009 at 12:04 PM
    LINDA...I think the only other news we would get would be about some ignorant REJECT shooting someone jsut because they were mad. I'm thankful for the change, for a change!
  • by reader on Jul 9, 2009 at 11:52 AM
    I love comments like Linda's. It shows that people will read it no matter if they are interested or not. You had to click on it to read it and post a response. If you aren't interested, don't click!!
  • by Linda Location: Greenville on Jul 9, 2009 at 10:47 AM
    WITN you really need to focus on better news
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