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Transient Robber Suggested in Peterson Case

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Shortly after his wife disappeared, Scott Peterson came up with his own theory about what had happened to her.

Modesto police Detective Craig Grogan says Peterson theorized his wife had been wearing some inherited jewelry that may have caught the attention of a transient robber.

The theory came out during Grogan´s three-hour interview of Peterson on December 25th, 2002, a day after Laci Peterson was reported missing.

Grogan later said police found in the house all of the jewelry Peterson said his wife had been wearing that morning, except for a pair of diamond earrings.

Laci Peterson had inherited about 100-thousand dollars worth of jewelry from her grandmother and stood to gain an additional 160-thousand dollars from the estate, according to previous testimony.