Modesto Police Detective Allen Brocchini
testified that he saw "freshly dried" concrete
on the edge of the Petersons' driveway
and collected it for testing. Laci's brother
Brent Rocha said he asked his brother-in-
law what became of concrete anchors he
made and Peterson replied he had used
them in the driveway.
Scott Peterson stored this 14-foot aluminum
boat in his fertilizer warehouse. Whether his wife
knew about the boat, which was purchased on
Dec. 9, is a key issue in the trial. Prosecutors
have theorized that Peterson used the
boat
to dispose of his wife's body.
Controls to the Petersons' Christmas
lights were in one of two sheds on their
property. A neighbor testified she observed
the lights come on during the afternoon of
Dec. 24, but Peterson told police
he did not turn them on.
The tan tarp found in the shed was drenched
with gasoline from a leaky gas blower.
Crime scene technicians hung it on a fence
to dry out. In his
opening statement,
prosecutor Rick Distaso noted that
gasoline kills biological material,
such as DNA and blood.
The Petersons' backyard included
a patio, a hot tub and a shed.
When police searched the shed
on Dec. 27, they found a tan tarp
under a leaf blower.17
Peterson said he went fishing about two
miles from the Berkeley
Marina near Brooks
Island. He described the island as having dilapidated piers and a "No Landing" sign.
Police found a homemade cement anchor
in Peterson's boat. Prosecutors have hinted
that an anchor like this could have been
used in disposing of Laci Peterson's body.
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Peterson had several fishing
licenses, including this one valid
for Dec. 23 and Dec. 24.
Prosecutors say the fishing trip
Dec. 24 was a cover story for
disposing of his wife's body,
although the defense
claims there was nothing
unusual about his trip.
While the lures Peterson purchased Dec. 20
were found unopened, a tackle box in his
boat contained several older lures.
Police searching Scott's Ford pickup on
Christmas Eve found these umbrellas, which
Scott said he used at fertilizer trade shows.
Police carrying out a search warrant on
Dec. 27 found the brown tarp in a shed
in the Petersons' backyard. When they
searched his truck on Christmas Eve,
the tarp was in the back of his pickup.
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This BIG 5 Receipt, dated
12/20/02, shows Scott bought
a 2 day fishing license,
4 days before Laci
disappeared.....even though
Scott said he made the
decision to fish ON
CHRISTMAS EVE MORNING
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