Family support for Scott Peterson, the husband of a missing pregnant woman, waned after police told his in-laws he had been having an affair.
The family of 27-year-old Laci Peterson, of Modesto, said yesterday they believe the woman´s husband has lied to them and asked him to cooperate with police and tell them, as police put it: “everything he knows.” Police have shown the family recent photographs of Scott Peterson with a girlfriend. The husband had previously denied such a relationship.
Laci Peterson has been missing since Christmas Eve and is due to deliver a baby boy on February tenth. Her husband told investigators he went fishing at the Berkeley Marina on Christmas Eve morning. Modesto police repeatedly searched the waters of the marina but found no sign of the missing woman. Police indicated that the search for Laci Peterson continues. Police have not labeled Scott Peterson as a suspect, but say he has been less than cooperative.
Meanwhile detectives in San Luis Obispo are saying Scott Peterson´s name has surfaced in a missing person report of a female college student from Cal Poly.