Laci Peterson And Son Finally Laid To Rest
August 31, 2003
ESCALON, Calif. --
The bodies of Laci and Conner Peterson were buried
together Friday in a small-town Central Valley cemetery,
eight months aftertheir disappearance from Modesto set
off an intensive search that ended in April when their
bodies surfaced in San Francisco Bay.
About 250 family members and friends attended the
30-minute service at quiet Burwood Cemetery,
releasing first a pair of doves, then 20 more that circled
twice above the grounds and flew northinto a bright blue sky.
"The two were Laci and Conner. The rest were angels
sent to help follow them to heaven," said Peterson's
stepfather, Ron Grantski, at the service
attended by a reporter from The Modesto Bee.
Not among the mourners was Peterson's husband, Scott,
who remains in Stanislaus County Jail on charges of
murdering his pregnant wife and unborn son.
Though Peterson has maintained his innocence, Stanislaus
County authorities plan to outline their case against the
30-year-old fertilizer sales at a Sept. 9 preliminary hearing.
The burials followed a funeral mass at St. Joseph's Catholic
Church in Modesto, where the Rev. Joseph Illo told
mourners, "Laci represents every daughter whose mother
has had to bury her." He said, "If any death was senseless,
Laci's was. Why did she and Conner die? What insanity
drove the killer to destroy such beauty and such life? A young
mother and her son. For this there is no direct answer."
Moments before the two were lowered into the ground
in a single casket, Grantski said, "She was the light of
my life. The animal that did this to her is going to pay."
SCOTT'S PARENT'S REACT TO FUNERAL
SEPT 2, 2003
A MOTHER'S STATEMENT - SHARON SPEAKS OUT
APRIL 21, 2003
SCOTT'S JAIL CELL TRIAL NEWS
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Hoping you find some closure as you lay
your precious Laci and Conner to rest.
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