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Police Searching Bay Near Richmond For Laci

Modesto Police say they are searching the Bay near Richmond for the body of missing pregnant woman Laci Peterson. But they are calling it a routine event that does not indicate a significant break in the nearly three month old case.

Detective Doug Ridenour says the search is only one of hundreds of places police are looking for the missing woman.

27-year-old Laci Peterson disappeared Christmas Eve from her Modesto home while nearly eight months pregnant. The search is several miles north of the Berkeley Marina, where police conducted a similar search in January, only to find a boat anchor.

Police now believe Peterson is a homicide victim. But despite focusing on her husband, 30-year-old Scott Peterson, they say he is neither a suspect nor has he been ruled out as one.