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.