Remember Maria Lauterbach, the pregnant Marine who was murdered and incinerated by her baby's father? Well the story of deceased Spc. Megan Lynn Touma, 23, is sounding eerily reminiscent of the Lauterbach tragedy. She was seven months pregnant, and was identified yesterday, though her body was discovered on Sunday at a Fayetteville, North Carolina motel. According to the AP, "Authorities say they are investigating [Touma's] 'suspicious' death." We'll be following this story as it develops. [AP via MSNBC]

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I don't think there are words, really. I don't think there's too much to add as a reaction to this, but holy shite, this poor woman.

@mbprice: Sadly, mental illness is hugely taboo EVERYWHERE. My brother has depression and, at the moment, is going through a particularly difficult time. My grandfather cannot understand his behavior. When I say "Poppy, he's not just glum or apathetic, he's clinically depressed." He waves his hand and goes "I don't wanna hear abou that stuff. Don't say that!" And this is a progressive, educated, practicing lawyer.