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Body of Laci Peterson Found, Husband to be Charged With Murder

The bodies of Laci Peterson and her unborn son have been identified by D.N.A. analysis, and her husband, Scott, has been arrested. The Stanislaus County District Attorney says Scott Peterson will be charged with capital murder. The D.A. says he will seek a special circumstance of double homicide. He expects Scott Peterson to be arraigned on Monday or Tuesday.

California Attorney General Bill Lockyer said this evening that there is no question that the bodies that washed up from the San Francisco Bay are those of Laci Peterson and her child. Lockyer says the state´s D.N.A. crime lab matched bone samples from the woman´s body to samples taken from Laci Peterson´s family. Samples taken from the child´s bones were matched with D.N.A. samples taken from Scott Peterson.

Authorities say the cause of death has not been determined.