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Object Found Underwater In Berkeley

Modesto police are saying that a sonar search of the Berkeley Marina for a missing Modesto woman has turned up an underwater object that is possibly a human body.

The Modesto Police Department says that inclement weather and fatigue among the divers prevented them from searching any further last night.

Police have searched for Laci Peterson since Christmas Eve, when her husband reported her missing upon his return from a fishing trip he said he took that day to the Berkeley Marina.

The Modesto woman is eight months pregnant and her husband said he last saw her on the morning of December 24th. Police say the divers will check the Berkeley waters again Saturday – weather permitting – to confirm the existence and identity of the submerged object. Scott Peterson, Laci´s husband, has not been named as a suspect in the case, but police say they have not ruled anyone out in the woman´s disappearance.