Living in North Carolina gives me a front row seat to the circus on this one. Amid the incessant round of repeat information today I suddenly had a thought. I think Christina Laurean is lying about when Cesar Laurean told her about what happened to Maria Lauterbach in their house.
She claims that it was during a drive to see lawyers about the rape. I don’t think that’s true at all. I think he told Christina the story about Maria cutting her own throat with a knife on the same day he beat her to death in his home. I believe that Christina came home from where ever she had been and walked into a slaughter house. The explanation that Maria cut her own throat with a knife was the only thing he could think of at the time that would explain the blood all over the ceiling and walls of the house without implicating himself in her death.
It makes no sense that he could beat Maria Lauterbach to death, wash down the scene, grab a friend, go to Lowe’s, buy a bunch of stuff, then paint the walls and ceilings of several rooms in his house, all while his wife is at a party.
And that is IF he told her that story at all. You have to keep in mind that Maria Lauterbach had accused Christina’s husband and the father of her 17 month old child of rape. There is some question as to whether or not the child Maria was carrying was Cesar’s. It’s entirely possible that Christina didn’t need an explanation about what happened. She might have been there when it happened. That might be why she took an entire 24 hours to go to authorities with her information after Cesar left town.
Maria Lauterbach’s rape accusation had put Christina’s life and the life of her child in jeopardy. It’s possible that Christina went to her husband’s Christmas party without him in order to make his excuses and give him time to do what he had to do with Maria’s body and the house. She could have been covering for him. She had no reason to like Maria Lauterbach. In her mind, Maria could very well have been the enemy. If that was the case, she could very well have aided her husband knowingly in every part of what he did. He obviously had help from at least one person if not several people along the way.
He wasn’t alone in Lowe’s, he wasn’t alone at the ATM machine. He probably wasn’t alone at the Microtel near the airport. Who is the person he was with at Lowe’s? Who was he with at the ATM? Why haven’t we heard anything about these people or what they have to say?
Another thought that gives me a hinky feeling about this whole thing is this: In the note he wrote to his wife, Cesar Laurean puts himself at the train station with Maria Lauterbach when she bought her ticket to El Paso, TX. As far as I know, HE is the ONLY source of this particular bit of information. The question is WHY did he put himself there with her? Did he see someone he knew there? Did he think he was seen BY someone who knew him? Did he think there were cameras there? Did he take Maria Lauterbach FROM the train station?
He put himself AT the train station with Maria for some reason. So far I’ve heard no explanation for why he did it, but he had to have had a very good reason for putting himself WITH her at the last place she was KNOWN to be alive on the day she disappeared. I’m still waiting to hear about this one too. Could it be that he kidnapped her from the train station? Could he have taken her to the train station and somehow forced her to buy the ticket to El Paso?
And for that matter, no one actually SAW her leave her residence. All they have is a note supposedly from her. He could have kidnapped her from her home. He could have forced her to write the note she left. He could have taken her to the train station and had her buy the ticket then taken her to his home. It’s not as far fetched as it sounds. You have to remember this is the man who beat her to death in his house then took her out in his back yard, burned her body up and then buried her there. Then calmly proceeded to paint over the blood stains in the house his child would soon be walking around in.
I think when this one’s finally over it’s going to be a stomach turner. What do you think?