Laci Peterson´s family has begun making plans for her funeral, but it may be a while before they can bury her and her unborn son.
The remains are being held at the coroner´s office in Contra Costa County, California, while forensic experts try to determine how they died. The sheriff´s department says the funeral dates will depend on how soon they can pinpoint a cause of death, and how quickly they release the remains to her family.
A spokesman says investigators may never know precisely how Laci Peterson and the unborn baby died, but he says a forensics expert will exhaust all the possibilities.
Scott Peterson was formally charged with murder yesterday. Prosecutors say he killed his wife at their Modesto home last December.