While I was writing about a local doctor with malpractice issues and an arrest at the Clinton rally, Mike was really busy too.
Here is his report:
Our hunch became fact as to where Maria Lauderbach was recorded by an ATM camera making a transaction on Dec. 14, 2007, at 4:19 p.m. Using the roof lines of the buildings behind Lauterbach and the objects that at first appeared to be flag poles on their roofs but later were revealed to be light poles in the parking lot. The angle of the sun on her shoulder we determined without a doubt that the ATM used by her is the Marine Federal Credit Union / Cash Points kiosk located at the Piney Green Shopping Center in Midway Park.
This afternoon, I traveled from that location to the Jacksonville Bus Station on Onslow Drive. I charted the duration of travel, distance and number of traffic lights. I left the ATM at 4:21 p.m. and traveled 7.3 miles through 15 intersections controlled by traffic lights. I arrived at the bus station at 4:40 p.m. I parked my vehicle and proceeded into the station and was greeted by Roshaun Hames, the Greyhound clerk.
I asked Hames how many buses leave tomorrow from here to El Paso. He said, âI have two buses that leave here: one at 10:05 a.m. and one at 5:50 p.m.âÂ
The cost for a one-way fare is $195. Had I made this reservation several weeks earlier, it would have cost substantially less. I asked Hames how long it would take to produce a ticket for me and he said, âyou say go, and I hit the button and Bam!â At this point, he said, âEl Paso, are talking about that girl.â
I said Maria Lauderbach, yes.
I asked Hames if he was working that day (Dec. 14) and he said he was. I asked him if he remembered her and again he nodded in the affirmative. I asked how long she was in the station and he said about 15 to 20 minutes arriving about at the same time that I did. I asked why so long since he had just told me that he only had to âhit the buttonâ and Bam, out comes a ticket.
Well, Hames was assisting another customer when Maria arrived. When he was through with that customer he mistakenly thought that Maria was with that gentleman. At the conclusion of the transaction, Hames retreated to a back office leaving Maria alone and unassisted at the counter. After a brief time, she said something to gain his attention and he emerged to help her. According to Hames, Maria was relaxed and did not exhibit any outward tension or nervousness. She asked for a one-way ticket to El Paso for Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10:05 a.m. and paid for it in cash.
She brought no bags into the lobby, was by herself and once she had her ticket, she left the building and went to her car that was parked in the middle of the parking lot (fourth row in on the Merita BakeryÂ side). I was in the bus station for seven minutes.
Hames remembers the car being moved around but couldnât timeline that action.
I continued my drive from the bus station to 103 Meadow Trail, home of Cesar and Christina Laurean. I left the bus station at 4:47 p.m. and arrived at Laureanâs home at 5:00 p.m. covering 6.4 miles through seven traffic lights.
I backtracked my itinerary from 103 Meadow Trail to the Piney Green ATM and that trip took 32 minutes covering a distance of 12.8 miles. I drove through 23 intersections controlled by traffic lights.Â Â Â