On April 13, 2003, a little less than 4 months after Laci disappeared, the remains of a male fetus, umbilical cable still connected, cleaned up on the eastern coast of San Francisco Bay, in Richmond. A piece of a lady’s upper body was discovered the next day wedged below a rock at Point Isabel about a mile south. Point Isabel is approximately 2 miles north of the Berkeley Marina, where Scott had actually stated he’d fished on the early morning of Dec. 24, 2002.
On April 18, the very same day then-California Attorney General Bill Lockyer validated the remains came from Laci and Conner Peterson, Scott was detained outside the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Calif., practically 500 miles away. When authorities overtook him, he had actually grown a goatee, his hair was colored a shade of blonde and in his automobile he had actually camping equipment, a motorist’s license provided to his bro, 4 mobile phone, practically $15,000 in money and 12 Viagra tablets (all of which, minus the tablets, ended up being proof at trial).
“He was just calm, like he always was, after they put the handcuffs on him,” Buehler informed People in 2005 about Peterson’s arrest. “When we got him back to the offices, and he had his pool-dyed hair or whatever he said it was, we sat him down. He was not angry. He didn’t ask a whole bunch of questions. The only thing he said was, ‘Is that my wife and son?’ At that point it was sort of like, ‘Come on, Scott.’ So I said, ‘You know the answer to that question.’ Then he did fake sniffles.”
Detective Al Brocchino, likewise remembering the roadway that resulted in Scott’s arrest, informed People, “I had a suspicion [from the beginning], and the patrol officers out there had suspicion. He fished 90 miles from house on Christmas Eve with an 8 1/2-month-pregnant partner. When we questioned him a number of hours after he got house, he didn’t understand what he was fishing for or what bait he was utilizing. Those were warnings.”