Laci Peterson vanished on Christmas Eve, 2002, and although it’s been almost 15 years since the Modesto mom-to-be disappeared, the hurt and pain still lingers for her family and friends. Interrogation tapes released earlier this year show her husband, the infamous convict Scott Peterson, casually mentioning what Laci did before she went missing, which further infuriated Laci’s loved ones.
“Laci got up, and um, I assume she had some cereal for breakfast,” Scott Peterson said, in an interrogation tape released by Dateline NBC this year.
Peterson, who appeared relaxed and content, explained that he wanted to go fishing or golfing on the morning Laci disappeared, but he didn’t seem to show any concern for his wife’s whereabouts.
“Never once did he say, ‘Oh my God, where is Laci’,” said Laci’s mother, Sharon Rocha, said after hearing the tapes.
On August 15, a six-episode documentary is scheduled for release, and Peterson, while sitting behind bars at San Quentin prison in California, will speak out about the case for the first time in years. Entitled, The Murder of Laci Peterson, the docu-series will feature Laci’s family and numerous TV show hosts, experts, and journalists, including Crime Online‘s Nancy Grace.
Peterson was convicted of Laci’s murder and the murder of their unborn son, Conner, in 2004. Their remains washed ashore at the San Francisco Bay in 2003, at the Point Isabel Regional Shoreline. Peterson said he went fishing at the Berkeley Marina the day Laci disappeared, around eight miles north from where Laci and Conner were found.
Time doesn’t heal wounds, according to Laci’s mother. While she tries to “get through” the pain, she said she will never get over losing her daughter in such a tragic way.
“I’m never going to get over this. I don’t see how any parent can’t get over it. You just have to get through it.”
[Feature Photo: AP/Al Golub, pool]