The FBI and U.S. Marshals are working closely with police in North Carolina, trying to develop a profile of Laurean, looking for any hint of what steps he might take next.
"The evidence in the crimes are very important to us, but the demeanor and habits of the individual are just as important during our investigation to try and find the fugitive," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Bill Sorukas.
But while police are on the hunt, they also hope the public will play a decisive role in the dragnet.
"The goal is to get as many people as we can, as many eyes and ears out there, looking for an individual that we want to apprehend," said Ken Kaiser, assistant director for the FBI's Criminal Division. "And the more people we get out there, the more chances we have of someone seeing him, and giving us a call."
Laurean's picture is posted on the FBI's Web site, already viewed by 55,000 potential tipsters. Huge electronic billboards -- soon to be in 20 cities -- are being set up around the country.
A media blitz is under way, from morning television shows to press conferences to a partnership with the crime show "America's Most Wanted."
The plan is in place. Now they wait.