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(Note: This chapter was found in a Cache file on Zoominfo.com which was part of the original Laci Peterson Case Info report from Crimenews2000 which no longer exists. I did not write this. This is the first time I have seen this chapter and it is a bit disturbing. I may end up removing this. It was only my intention to post the entire report on Laci’s case. I never saw this page before today. While some info is important, some of these quotes are really out there & I may end up deleting it.)

Laci Peterson Case Information:

Who:The Others

 

THE PSYCHICS, THEIR FRIENDS AND THEIR ASSISTANTS

Kay Allison (Kay P. Allison) 72, Owner of Quest Bookshop; friend of Noreen Renier; told Renier that the Modesto Police Department reclassified the Laci Peterson case from a missing person to a homicide after receiving Renier’s report; resident of Charolottesville, Virginia

Sandra Belanger Psychic using electronic voice phenomena (EVP) communication with the dead to reveal facts about the Laci Peterson case; had detailed findings that were frequently discussed on crime forums; alternately referred to as “Sandra the Psychic”; web site: http://groups.msn.com/Dimensions

Sheri Enzor (Sheri D. Enzor) 34, Assistant to Noreen Renier; present at readings where Noreen Renier implicated Scott Peterson; resident of Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Joanne McMahon Parapsychologist who assisted Noreen Renier in readings of Laci Peterson’s personal effects

Noreen Renier (Noreen Jean Renier) 66, Famed Florida-based psychic who used psychometry (using a personal item from a person to do get “vibrations”) in an attempt to locate Laci Peterson; hired by Jackie Peterson in February 2003; received payment of $450 by check from Jackie Peterson; had first check made out to her discovered and seized as evidence by investigators who searched Scott Peterson’s truck; did three readings on a shoe, a sweatshirt and an envelope, but sent one that described murder scene only to the Modesto Police Department; reported that rug was missing from the home of Scott and Laci Peterson; web site: http://member.atlantic.net/~nrenier/

THE CLERGY

Donna Arno (Donna J. Arno) 51, Spoke at May 4, 2003, memorial service; resident of Modesto

Don Crooker (Donald P. Crooker) 46, Modesto Police Department chaplain; stated he was “stunned” by revelation of Scott Peterson’s affair with Amber Frey; resident of Modesto

B. Wade Estes (Billy Wade Estes) 48, Spoke at May 4, 2003, memorial service; resident of Modesto

Joseph Illo Led funeral mass for Laci and Conner Peterson on August 29, 2003, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; stated in sermon: “Laci represents every daughter whose mother has had to bury her; in Laci’s death, we come face to face with our own death�her suffering is our suffering”; also stated, “If any death was senseless, Laci’s was”; resident of Hughson

Don Loudermilk (Donald Lee Loudermilk) 43, Modesto Police Department chaplain; spoke at May 4, 2003, memorial service; called Laci Peterson “Stacy”; resident of Waterford 

 

THE VOLUNTEERS AND DONORS

Leo Aguilera (Leopold B. Aguilera) 50, Advanced placement English teacher at Thomas Downey High School; proposed that an unnamed scholarship at the school be named for Laci Peterson

Carole Carrington (Carole Anne Carrington) 69, Cofounder of the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation, which established a reward for Laci Peterson’s safe return; counseled the Rocha family during their ordeal; stated in the May 12, 2003, issue of People magazine that Sharon Rocha loved Scott Peterson “like a son”; resident of Korbel

Francis Carrington (Francis Lambert Carrington) 70, Cofounder of the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation, which established a reward for Laci Peterson’s safe return

Tommy Castro Blues musician and leader of Tommy Castro Band; invited by Shawn Rocha to play at the first Laci Peterson Memorial Day and Concert; did not attend event but sent complete autographed CD set to raffle off; resident of San Rafael; web site: http://www.tcband.com/

Kris Crawford (Kristine R. Crawford) 42, Alameda County Sheriff Canine Search and Rescue Unit volunteer; founder of For Pits’ Sake; participated in early searches for Laci Peterson with dog Dakota; human companion to Dakota, Cheyenne and Tahoe; resident of Castro Valley; web site: http://www.forpitssake.org/

Bob Davidson 63, Noted portrait artist who presented an oil painting of Laci Peterson to the Rocha family on June 12, 2003, and who was featured in articles in Bee newspapers on June 14, 2003; began portrait at the request of a friend who is board member of the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation and spent 125 hours over 1 1/2 months working on it; resident of Modesto

Gregg DesElms (Gregg L. DesElms) Consultant who helped Jonathan Smith as a Web designer and editor; was interviewed by phone on On the Record With Greta Van Susteren; resident of Berkeley; web site: http://www.greggdeselms.com/

Sheri Dunn (Sheri Lynn Dunn) 45, Manager of the Orchard Restaurant in Vernalis; volunteered use of restaurant parking lot as staging area for the February 8, 2003, search of Delta Mendota Canal area; resident of Vernalis

Tony Handy 50, Activist who has worked for nonprofit agencies; wrote tribute to Laci Peterson, “Straight to Heaven,” which he described as a a pop tune with strains of jazz and soul; stated, “Everyone has been moved by the events as they unfold…as the story went on, I wanted to get more involved”; featured in a June 2, 2003, article in Modesto Bee and had song placed on Modesto Bee web site; resident of Oakland

Chris Hazel (Christine Loretta Hazel) 31, Part-time certified nursing assistant and on-call campus supervisor for Modesto City Schools; photographed with her daughter for the Modesto Bee during a search along River Road in Ceres on December 31, 2002; interviewed for article that appeared in the January 6, 2003, edition of the Modesto Bee; stated that she did not know Laci Peterson but that Amy Rocha was a “really kind girl”: “One girl at a beauty salon messed up my hair, and Amy fixed it for me”; went with family friend Michele Pulliam and took 7-year-old daughter Jill along in volunteer search efforts; helped pass out 500 fliers offering a reward for the return of Laci Peterson; helped convince business to donate money for the printing of additional missing-person fliers; resident of Modesto

Gina Ianniello Designed and produced “Remember Laci” ribbons that she distributed for free; resident of Watsonville; web site: http://www.lacipeterson.com/tributeribbon.html

Brittany Jenkins Along with Gina Ianniello, produced “Remember Laci” ribbons that she distributed for free; resident of Fairview, North Carolina

Mickey Jones Actor who hosted the concert at the first Laci Peterson Memorial Day and Concert on October 25, 2003; attended Laci Peterson Memorial Day and Concert with wife, Phyllis; rode to Laci and Conner Peterson’s grave site at Burwood Cemetery; stated: “I can’t imagine what this family is dealing with…as of today, I got to know Laci”; web site: http://www.mickeyjones.com/bio.htm

Marc Klaas 54, Head of KlaasKids Foundation for Children; publicly called for Scott Peterson to take a polygraph and vehemently contradicted claims that the two had spoken: “There is no ambiguity in this: I have never in my life spoken to Scott Peterson…where he comes off thinking he can make a statement like that in the public forum and get away with it, I don’t know�it’s not the first time”; resident of Sausalito; web site: https://www.klaaskids.org/pg-ourstory.htm

Hadrian Lesser (Hadrian D. Lesser) 31, Guest services manager of the Red Lion Hotel in Modesto; stated on Fox Wire to Rita Cosby that Scott Peterson joined Eric Van Innis at the hotel lounge for all three nights of his stay there “laughing and having a good time”; alternately referred to as “Hedrian Lesser”

Susan Levy (Susan B. Levy) 56, Cofounder of Wings of Protection, a support group for persons with missing or murdered loved ones; mother of the murdered Chandra Levy, a Modesto native and onetime U.S. Department of Prisons intern who had an affair with Gary Condit, former U.S. Representative from California; visited the Red Lion Hotel volunteer command center on December 30, 2002, to show support to the family and friends of Laci Peterson and to plead for her safe return; visited Dennis Rocha to offer support and comfort after Laci Peterson’s disappearance; according to Dennis Rocha, “a remarkable woman who’s still suffering from her loss”; stated concerning the Laci Peterson case: “The fact this is happening again, in this community, is very hard for us”

Jacque MacDonald Mother of Deborah Ann “Debi” Whitlock, murdered in her home in 1988 a crime that many believed had been committed by her husband, Harold Whitlock, until 1999, when Scott Avery Fizzell confessed to the murder; representative of Parents of Murdered Children, a support group; called Jackie Peterson in January 2003 to show support; came out in support of former Rep. Gary Condit during the Chandra Levy case that effectively ended his career in Congress, stating that he had been helpful after the murder of her daughter; resident of Merced

Gracie Mancebo Writer who penned memorial poem about Laci Peterson, “Angels Return,” featured on KTVU’s web site

Charles Marcum President of the Ceres-based nonprofit Community Shield Corporation; defended the organization after a confrontation with Laci Peterson search volunteers on January 16, 2003, when members of his group posted fliers about Laci Peterson in front of the Target store on Sisk Road�a move seen as deceptive by search volunteers since the organization was raising money for its own cause, not the Laci Peterson search effort; stated the whole affair was a misunderstanding: “We were just trying to spread the word about Peterson…I told all the volunteers to tell donors that we are not affiliated with the Peterson cause but are just trying to help out”

Amy Maris (Amy L. Maris) 45, Wife of Jim Maris; wrote words to tribute song for Laci Peterson, “Laci’s Song,” featured on the Modesto Bee web site; resident of Modesto

Jim Maris (James L. Maris) 40, Federal Express delivery driver who often delivered packages to Scott and Laci Peterson and spoke to them on several occasions; part-time keyboardist who performs at weddings and restaurants; wrote musical tribute to Laci Peterson, “Laci’s Song,” featured on the Modesto Bee web site; had idea for tribute suggested to him by teen-age daughter; stated in a June 14, 2003, article in Bee newspapers that Laci Peterson liked to order clothing from Gap and Old Navy; resident of Modesto

Eddy McKean 42, Professional race car driver; rookie participant in NASCAR Busch series races; raced car that displayed decals featuring the http://www.lacipeterson.com address and tip line phone number; received warm thank-you from Sharon Rocha; resident of Jerome, Idaho; web site: http://www.mckeanracing.com/main.php

Casey Paterson Sang tribute to Laci Peterson, “Laci’s Song,” featured on the Modesto Bee web site; also referred to as “Casey Patterson”; resident of Modesto

Kim Petersen (Kimberly A. Petersen) 40, Executive director of the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation, which established a reward for Laci Peterson’s safe return; stated concerning the public’s interest in Laci Peterson: “They admired her love of children not only for her students, but she had a strong desire to be a mother…the more we feel we know her, the more we learn to care about her”; resident of Modesto

Sara Ramsdell Volunteer at the table at the Laci Peterson Volunteer Center search headquarters; reportedly partnered with Brent Rocha’s in-laws in contracting companies

Brad Saltzman (Bradley A. Saltzman) 39, Former general manager of the Red Lion Hotel in Modesto, home of the Laci Peterson volunteer command center; later senior vice president of Drive Valet Services and co-founder/owner-operator of Pure Foods, a chain of low-carbohydrate grocery stores in Santa Monica, Modesto and Beverly Hills; helped coordinate one-day event at the DoubleTree Hotel in Los Angeles; suggested to Lee and Jackie Peterson that they find somewhere to stay other than the Red Lion Hotel because after they had threatened legal action against the Rocha family for removing items from Scott and Laci Peterson’s home; subsequently fired in July 2003 by the hotel’s parent company, Linquist and Craig Hotels and Resorts; donated profits from the grand opening day of his first Pure Foods store in Santa Monica on December 17, 2003, to the Laci Peterson Fund, saying, “Donating the profits from our grand opening is the least I can do”

Kevin Scott Member of the Modesto Harley Owners Group; helped Shawn Rocha with the Laci Peterson Memorial Day and Concert on October 25, 2003; quoted in the Modesto Bee as saying, “As soon as Shawn made the call, it was like bees to honey a lot of people have asked how they can help…this is the best tribute you can give”

Billy Smith (Billy Cherokee Smith) Inmate at Deuel Vocational Institution; used a pencil to sketch a likeness of Laci Peterson, which he sent with a note to the Rocha family: “It hurts me to feel the loss of such a beautiful lady and child”; featured in articles in Bee newspapers on June 14, 2003; former resident of Modesto

Jonathan Smith Creator of web site http://www.lacipeterson.com; brother-in-law of Kim Tyler; quoted in San Jose Mercury News on April 15, 2003, concerning Laci Peterson: “I feel like I know her; She’s beautiful, and her family is great”; resident of San Jose

Bob Smither (Miles Allan Smither) 58, Cofounder of the Laura Recovery Center Foundation; stated the organization had been contacted by both the Peterson family and the Rocha family; stated that the organization did assist with information but was never asked to organize a search; resident of Friendswood, Texas

Gay Smither (Gay E. Smither) 43, Wife of Bob Smither; cofounder of the Laura Recovery Center Foundation; stated the organization had been contacted by both the Peterson family and the Rocha family; stated that the organization did assist with information but was never asked to organize a search; resident of Friendswood, Texas

Benjamin Spindler Medical director of the Delta Blood Bank; stated that his organization had been contacted by a friend of the Rocha family to hold a memorial blood drive in honor of Laci and Conner Peterson; stated in a December 13, 2003, article in the Modesto Bee about his organization’s blood drive that “we are memorializing Laci and Conner”

James Steinbach Chaplain of the American Legion Riders of Turlock, a motorcycle club that provided support to the Laci Peterson Memorial Day and Concert on October 25, 2003; stated in October 26, 2003, article in the Modesto Bee: “I think it’s wonderful that people turn out to show their support and give their love”

John Strand (John F. Strand) 51, Guard at Deuel Vocational Institution; wrote tribute to Laci Peterson, “Remembering Laci,” a piano ballad placed on Modesto Bee web site; said he wished that he had been moved before the May 4, 2003, memorial service, but added, “You can’t orchestrate inspiration, and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this was inspired; stated about his work: “I feel it’s a song of comfort”; featured in a June 2, 2003, article in Modesto Bee; resident of Escalon

Shelley Streeter Modesto-bred country singer; led attendees in gospel songs at a candlelight vigil for Laci Peterson at East La Loma Park on December 31, 2002; web site: http://www.shellystreeter.com

Joe Titizian (Joe J. Titizian) 34, General manager of the DoubleTree Hotel in Westwood, where the Peterson family organized event; resident of Pasadena

Bob Walcutt (Robert Duwayne Walcutt) 56, Executive director of the Laura Recovery Center Foundation in Friendswood, Texas; confirmed he received request by Jackie Peterson for help in finding Laci Peterson; resident of Friendswood, Texas 

 

THE MEDIA

Dan Abrams 36, MSNBC anchor and NBC News chief legal correspondent; interviewed Jackie Peterson on January 22, 2003; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications; web site: http://www.msnbc.com/news/625098.asp

Cindy Adams Gossip columnist for the New York Post; in a May 29, 2003, article, claimed that Amber Frey was considering an offer of $500,000 by Playboy to pose nude; in an October 21, 2003, article claimed that the prosecution was keeping evidence against Scott Peterson that was “part-chemical, part-circumstantial” and that could be instrumental in his conviction

Laura Anthony Emmy-winning reporter with San Francisco television station KGO; interviewed Ava Frey in April 2003 as she revealed Scott Peterson had continued to speak with Amber Frey after Laci Peterson’s disappearance a report that contradicted Ron Frey’s statements that Amber Frey denied such conversations took place; web site: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/aboutus/bios_laura_anthony.html

Debbie Bondulic (Dubravka A. Bondulic) 48, People magazine photo editor; contacted regarding sale of photos of Scott Peterson and Amber Frey by Saki Vincent; resident of New York City

William Brand Staff writer for San Mateo County Times; wrote controversial story that claimed Laci Peterson’s body was discovered mid-March 2003 in a Chevron shipping channel, four miles from Brooks Island; defended story in television interview on KTVU’s Mornings on 2

Karen Brown Reporter with San Jose television station KNTV (NBC11); interviewed Dennis Rocha on March 13, 2003; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications; reported in November 2003 that Scott Peterson’s defense team claimed they had proof that Amber Frey recorded Scott Peterson’s phone calls prior to December 30, 2002, and that she was dating another married man at the same time she was dating him; web site: http://www.nbc11.com/nbc11/2001245/detail.html

Ken Chiampou (Kenneth Robertson Chiampou) 46, “Shock jock” personality with Los Angeles radio station KFI; accompanied John Kobylt in badgering Scott Peterson and offering him $64,000 to take polygraph; web site: http://www.johnandkenshow.com/

Connie Chung (Constance Yu-Hwa Chung) 57, Former host of the now-defunct Connie Chung Tonight on CNN; interviewed Janey Peterson on January 24, 2003�the day of Amber Frey’s news conference where she revealed she and Scott Peterson were involved romantically; wife of television talk show host Maury Povich; resident of New York, New York

Peter Costiglio 54, Employee of Time Inc.; stated concerning lawsuit filed against People magazine by Saki Vincent: “We intend to litigate it vigorously, but we’re not going to go into the specifics of it”; resident of New York City

Rita Cosby Senior correspondent for Fox News; host of The Big Story Weekend Edition and Live with Rita Cosby; interviewed Lee Peterson and others close to the Laci Peterson case; on November 27, 2003, broke story about Amber Frey’s pregnancy

Katie Couric NBC television personality; interviewed Ron Grantski in June 2003

Kimberly Culp Journalist for ABC; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications

Marvin Daye Journalist for NBC; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications

Joe Demma (Joseph Demma) 60, Bee newspapers managing editor; commented on Roger Beauchesne’s decision to keep warrants sealed: “I’m disappointed in the decision, but not surprised”; commented on June 6, 2003, on Al Girlolami’s decision to not release wiretapped conversations between Scott Peterson and members of the media: “We have asked our attorneys to appeal the decision”; stated after the July 30, 2003, resealing of search warrants by the Fifth District Court of Appeal: “We’re disappointed; this is a significant First Amendment issue we’ll be conferring with our lawyers to determine our next move”; resident of Sacramento

Pete Ellis (Peter Ellis) 57, Longview Daily News managing editor; bemoaned the intrusion of outside journalists after the alleged Laci Peterson sighting story broke; resident of Longview, Washington

Larry Flynt (Larry Claxton Flynt) 60, Head of Larry Flynt Publications and self-proclaimed First Amendment crusader; publisher of more than twenty sex-related magazines, most notably Hustler; stated he was contacted by David Hans Schmidt about publishing photos of Amber Frey and later publicly declined Schmidt’s offer; resident of Beverly Hills; web site: http://www.larryflynt.com/

Louis Galvan Fresno Bee reporter who interviewed Ron Frey on January 25, 2003; resident of Fresno

Patrick Giblin (Patrick J. Giblin) 37, Reporter with the Modesto Bee; frequent supplier of original articles and interviews on Laci Peterson case; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications; resident of Modesto

Gloria Gomez 32, Reporter with Sacramento television station KOVR; interviewed Scott Peterson about why he confessed his affair to Laci Peterson and was told: “It was the right thing to do, and as you know, when you’re not doing the right thing, it eats you up…you feel sick to your stomach and you can’t function and you have a hard time, you know, looking at someone”; interviewed Bruce Peterson, who sold boat to Scott Peterson; interviewed Kristen Dempewolf; filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications; speculated in an October 27, 2003, KPIX article that the prosecution will describe Scott Peterson as a narcissist who did not want the responsibility of a wife and a child “and thought he could get away with murder”; characterized Scott Peterson as “rehearsed and vacant”: “He almost knew, ‘OK, here comes that question where I need to show a little emotion�it was like he turned off and on”; web site: http://www.kovr13.com/bio/gomez.htm

Juliette Goodrich KPIX reporter and weekend anchor; nominated for multiple Emmy awards; stated that an “extremely calm” Scott Peterson approached her late one night in a hotel parking lot full of news crews, and when they discussed the missing Laci Peterson, “he got somber”; described her unplanned meeting with Scott Peterson as “a little peculiar because you didn’t know what he was getting at�why would he knock on the door of our van” but then decline an on-camera interview and slip away without notice; web page: http://beta.kpix.com/about/bios/juliette.html

Nancy Grace 39, Court TV host of Closing Arguments and frequent guest on Larry King Live, where she received a personal attack from Lee Peterson; resident of New York, New York; web site: http://courttv-web2.courttv.com/anchors/nancy_grace.html

Diane Guerrazzi (Diane C. Guerrazzi) KTVU reporter who spoke briefly with Scott Peterson on January 25, 2003; resident of San Francisco

Ethan Harp (Ethan M. Harp) 32, Journalist with KCRA’s Stockton news bureau; AP’s California/Nevada Reporter of the Year in 2001; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications; resident of Stockton; web site: http://www.thekcrachannel.com/kcratv/221806/detail.html

Jodi Hernandez (Jodi A. Hernandez) 32, Reporter with San Jose television station KNTV (NBC11); received call from Scott Peterson on January 16, 2003, in which he stated about the criticism he had taken in regard to his wife’s disappearance: “Make me the biggest villain in the world if you want to�as long as it keeps her photo in the press”; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications

Larry King 69, Host of television talk show on CNN; discussed Laci Peterson case numerous times; moderated show when invited caller Lee Peterson blasted panelist Nancy Grace for “crucifying” Scott Peterson; web site: http://www.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/king.larry.html

John Kobylt (John Chester Kobylt) 41, “Shock jock” personality with Los Angeles radio station KFI; used bullhorn to badger Scott Peterson and offer him $64,000 to take polygraph; stated, “If Mark Geragos represents you, it means you’re guilty”; resident of Beverly Hills; web site: http://www.johnandkenshow.com/

Matt Lauer NBC journalist who interviewed Janey Peterson on January 20, 2003

Stephen Lawrence Associate producer at Court TV; listed as the network’s point of contact regarding them seeking coverage of the preliminary hearing in the Scott Peterson case

David Mattingly One of CNN’s primary correspondents covering the Laci Peterson case; stated he had a source on the defense team who believed the van recovered from Mary Ann Renfrow would produce solid evidence that would clear Scott Peterson: “They are more certain than ever of their theory because of things they have found after they examined the van,” which included duct tape, blood stains and what they called a “satanic image sketched in the glass”; referred to incorrectly as “Don Mattingly,” perhaps out of confusion with the professional baseball player of that name

Lyanne Melendez 41, Reporter with San Francisco television station KGO; told Ken Chiampou his methods were “bad journalism”; resident of San Francisco; web site: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/aboutus/bios_lyanne_melendez.html

Charlie Montgomery Senior editor with the National Enquirer; contacted concerning reports that Frank Muna was offering to seel Cory Carroll’s story to the tabloid; confirmed that the National Enquirer pays for stories, but would not comment on any business dealings with Frank Muna

Michael Mooney (Michael G. Mooney) 53, Bee newspapers reporter; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications; resident of Modesto

Paul Moro Member of the media at May 6, 2003, hearing; examined by Stanislaus County Superior Court regarding recording procedures and what could be heard by media

Keith Morrison (Keith E. Morrison) 56, Emmy-winning Dateline NBC reporter; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications; web site: http://www.msnbc.com/onair/BIOS/k_morrison.asp

Stacy Owen (Stacy Louise Owen) 38, News director with San Francisco television station KRON; stated she looked to see how serious Modesto Police Department officials were taking the alleged Laci Peterson sighting in Longview, Washington, before deciding whether or not to send a crew to cover the event; resident of San Francisco

Suzanne Phan (Suzanne V. Phan) 28, Journalist with KCRA; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications; resident of Modesto; web site: http://www.thekcrachannel.com/kcratv/221842/detail.html

Ty Phillips (Ty Lyn Phillips) 51, Modesto Bee reporter; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications; resident of Sacramento

Michael Reel Journalist for CBS News; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications

Sandy Rivera Journalist for NBC; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications

Mark Robertson Journalist for ABC News; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications

Sontaya Rose Former reporter with Fresno television station KGPE; after learning of Amber Frey’s relationship to Scott Peterson, became the first reporter on the scene at her place of employment, American Bodyworks, with a camera crew; native of Clovis

Chuck Rosenberg Journalist for NBC; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications

Ted Rowlands (Ted Hugh Rowlands) 36, Reporter with Oakland television station KTVU; frequent guest commentator and supplier of exclusive comments from Scott Peterson; interviewer of Ron Frey and others related to the case; regular panel member for all Laci Peterson case discussions on Larry King Live; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications; resident of San Jose

Tim Rutten (Timothy Calder Rutten) 53, Columnist for the Los Angeles Times; in a July 2, 2003, column, claimed that Amber Frey was shopping partially nude photographs of her to adult magazines for a “reported asking price” of $100,000; resident of Los Angeles

Diane Sawyer 57, Co-anchor of ABC’s Primetime Thursday and Good Morning America; interviewed Scott Peterson on January 28, 2003; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications; web site: http://abcnews.go.com/sections/GMA/GoodMorningAmerica/GMA_diane_sawyer_bio.html

Henry Schleiff Chairman and chief executive officer of Court TV; expressed disappointment with Al Girolami’s decision to ban cameras from the preliminary hearing, saying, “According to our Constitution, trials are meant to be public, and we believe that all citizens�not just the print press or those few who can fit into a courtroom�should be able to watch their judicial system in action”

David Hans Schmidt 43, Public relations agent who bought the rights to photos, some nude, of Amber Frey to hawk to magazines and who, finding no interest, posted photos to his own fee-based web site; after Gloria Allred released a statement that Amber Frey never released rights to the photos, stated on September 24, 2003: “I hope she sues you can print that I hope she sues me”; arrested 14 times in a 3-year span when fighting for custody of his children; because of his custody battle, likened himself to Ghandi and the Apostle Paul; resident of Phoenix, Arizona; web site: http://www.schmiddysworld.com/

Leslie Slape Longview Daily News police reporter who wrote the original story about Laci Peterson being seen in Longview, Washington

Judy Sly (Judy K. Sly) Modesto Bee columnist; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications; co-wrote first media account of the Laci Peterson case; wrote editorial column published in the Modesto Bee on January 4, 2003, stating she was a neighbor of Scott and Laci Peterson, and asking for her colleagues in the media to not make a “spectacle” of the case

Doug Tammaro (Douglas R. Tammaro) 34, Arizona State University associate sports information director; stated, “We’ve researched all the media guides, all the record books, everything, and we can’t find his name anywhere…as far as we know�and we’re pretty sure�Scott Peterson never played golf for ASU”; resident of Chandler, Arizona

Jill Underwood Time magazine’s San Diego reporter; interviewed Lee and Jackie Peterson shortly after Scott Peterson’s arrest

Greta Van Susteren Host of the Fox News show On the Record With Greta Van Susteren; interviewed John Peterson, Mike Chiavetta and others involved in the Laci Peterson case; featured the Laci Peterson case 79 times in the first 6 months following her disappearance; attended Scott Peterson’s preliminary hearing; released an article on October 31, 2003, in which she sympathizes with the pain of the “mothers” of the case and answers why she has not been interviewing them at every opportunity: “My thought: Neither of these women did anything wrong and I think they ought to be able to take a break from the preliminary hearing without me asking questions that will later end up on a TV show”

Mark Vasch (Mark Stanley Vasch) 55, Modesto Bee executive editor; gave statement as to why the paper filed a petition in Stanislaus County Superior Court asking Wray Ladine to reverse orders sealing search warrants issued in the Laci Peterson investigation; following rulings by Al Girolami and Roger Beauchesne on June 12, 2003, stated that he was disappointed with the gag order, but heartened that the search warrants might be unsealed; resident of Modesto

John Walsh 57, Host of America’s Most Wanted, spoke with Scott Peterson early in the Laci Peterson case, urging him to take a polygraph test: “You need to show you are cooperating with the police fully, and you need to clarify the situation”; on June 24, 2003, stated on Larry King Live concerning Scott Peterson: “My opinion is the guy’s guilty”; through attorney, filed petition with Stanislaus County Superior Court for authorizing inspection of intercepted communications; resident of Washington, D.C.; web site: http://www.americasmostwanted.com/amw.html (page uses frames, but there is a link [“John Walsh”] to his biography)

Jim Wieder (James Wieder) 46, News bureau chief at San Francisco television station KGO and frequent contributor to radio station KGO; interviewed Jackie Peterson on February 7, 2003; interviewed Sgt. Al Carter on February 13, 2003; web site: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/aboutus/bios_jim_wieder.html 

 

THE SEEKERS AND FINDERS

Elena Gonzalez Woman who, while walking her dog, sighted the body of Laci Peterson on April 14, 2003

Karri Johnson Woman walking dog near the site of the recovery of Laci Peterson’s partial remains; told by another woman that she thought her dog had found a body, which turned out to be that of Laci Peterson; appeared on Discovery television special “Justice for Laci”

Lori Krestian (Lorraine F. Krestian) 45, Discovered what she believed to be human bones near the site where Laci Peterson’s body was found and turned them over to the Richmond Police Department on September 29, 2003 weeks after discovering them; took bones home and stored them in a plastic container until she called the Modesto Police Department; notified later after analysis by the Contra Costa County coroner’s office that the bones were not those of a human; resident of Richmond

Carol Kellie 59, Visitor to makeshift memorial at Scott and Laci Peterson’s home; claimed to have peeked through fence to notice that the pool water was green; resident of Lodi

Michael Looby Person who, while walking his dog, sighted the body of Conner Peterson on April 13, 2003 

 

THE BUSINESS OWNERS AND SPOKESPERSONS

Forrest Aarvig 60, Owner of the warehouse property, leased by Tradecorp, where Scott Peterson had an office; stated on April 17, 2003, that Scott Peterson had moved out weeks before, although Tradecorp had property leased through October 2003; stated concerning Scott Peterson: “I’ve never met the man”; resident of Modesto

Heather Alexander Spokesperson for SBC; interviewed by Bee staff writer John Cot concerning utility boxes placed on a pole across from Scott and Laci Peterson’s home devices speculatively linked to FBI surveillance of Scott Peterson; suggested that at least one device may have been installed for media companies; confirmed that any SBC technician would be in uniform and in a vehicle with a company logo: “We rarely use contractors; for the most part, the contractors we use are in-state”

Bill Austin (William B. Austin) 41, Owner of Austin’s Patio, Deck and Pool Furniture who was questioned by investigators early in the case regarding satanic cults, based on phone tip that his business location had previously been used by a cult to kill and offer babies as sacrifice; resident of Modesto

Ritch Blasi AT&T Wireless spokesperson; commented in a June 17, 2003, article in the Modesto Bee about the releasing of search warrants related to telecommunication; stated that “toll information” is typically data about calls

Christy Conrad Assistant vice president of public relations for Enterprise Rent-A-Car; contacted by Bee staff writer John Cot concerning Scott Peterson’s rental vehicles but refused to comment; resident of Arnold, Missouri

Bill Evans (William L. Evans) 43, Owner-manager of The Lodge at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course; commented on the arrest of Scott Peterson; resident of San Diego

Mark Hendrickson Spokesperson for Pacific Gas and Electric; interviewed by Bee staff writer John Cot concerning a worker, identifying himself as a PG&E subcontractor, who La Loma residents speculate was involved in placing surveillance devices on a pole across from Scott and Laci Peterson’s home; stated that PG&E subcontractors do only natural gas work and are local businesses: “There is not a plausible reason we would have a gas serviceman having anything to do with transmission lines, or a subcontractor for that matter”

Laura Rogers (Laura Ann Rogers) 40, Manager of The UPS Store, formerly Mail Boxes Etc., where Scott Peterson rented a private mailbox on December 23, 2002 a fact that became public on July 30, 2003; stated that federal law prevented her from confirming whether or not he had rented a box; resident of Oakdale

Bob Sanford Owner of Spec-West in Sacramento; contacted in June 2003 by Matt Dalton about obtaining a sample of clear plastic covering with the Target Products logo, matching the material found near Laci Peterson’s remains; stated that Target Products account for less than 5 percent of the company’s business, but that he did not know if records would show a sale to Scott Peterson even if there had been one; stated that he was surprised he had not been contacted by anyone from the prosecution side: “Why wouldn’t police want something like this?”

Brian Ulrich Employee of Principal Financial Group; questioned by Det. Phil Owen concerning $250,000 whole life insurance policies on Scott and Laci Peterson

Phillip Williams Employee at Motherhood Maternity; contacted by Det. Phil Owen to provide a photograph of the type of pants found on the body of Laci Peterson

 

THE DEFENSE-THEORY VICTIMS

Rayoune Miranda 32, Described as being the son of Donnie and Mary Ann Renfrow in the August 19, 2003, issue of the National Enquirer; contacted by investigators on May 21, 2003, regarding their receipt of a report that implicated him in the December 14, 2002, rape of a woman who claimed she was subjected to Satanic rituals in a brown van, that one of her attackers had “666” tattooed on his neck, and that she overheard him talking with other persons about plans for a major crime during Christmastime; according to the National Enquirer, pulled up his hair to show investigators that he did not have a “666” tattoo on his neck; stated, “Eventually the police told us the woman was nuts and had accused quite a few other men of rape, but they said they had to follow up because Mark Geragos was now pushing the issue”; former resident of Turlock, now homeless

Sharri Moulton (Sharri Marie Moulton) 37, Described as being the daughter of Donnie and Mary Ann Renfrow in the August 19, 2003, issue of the National Enquirer; disputed claims by defense sources that significant evidence was found in her mother’s van, stating that the duct tape was used to repair the trailer’s canvas, that the so-called etched images of Satan on the van’s windows were a random pattern made by children scraping off tinting material, and that the “bloodstains” were nothing more than barbecue sauce, spilled when her son was helping one of the detectives move an ice chest in the van; stated that neither Mark Geragos nor any member of the defense team asked them about findings in the van; alternately referred to as “Sherry Moulton”; former resident of Ceres, now homeless

Osha Neumann (Osha Thomas Neumann) 64, Berkeley-based attorney and member of the Sniff artists’ collective; defended the practices of the group in an August 26, 2003, editorial; resident of Oakland

Bruce Rayburn (Bruce D. Rayburn) 50, Member of the Sniff artists’ collective along with wife, Kelli; owner of construction business in El Sobrante; appeared on On the Record With Greta Van Susteren on August 13, 2003, to defend the group; stated in an October 6, 2003, article in the San Jose Mercury News: “There are some devilish images out there, but it’s all in good fun”; resident of Richmond

Donny Renfrow 55, Mary Ann Renfrow’s husband; co-occupant of the “mystery” van obtained by Mark Geragos, who paid $600 to cover Mary Ann Renfrow’s back payments; alternately referred to as “Donnie Renfrow”; former resident of Turlock, now homeless

Mary Ann Renfrow 64, Homeless owner of 1987 Dodge van repossessed by Scott Peterson’s defense team, who linked it to a group of Satanic rapists who had threatened to kill someone at Christmastime 2002; stated, “Obviously Mark Geragos was trying to clear his client and using us”; claimed in the August 19, 2003, edition of the National Enquirer that the defense team’s attempts to tie them to Laci Peterson’s murder have resulted in passersby hollering insults at them: “Mr. Geragos has destroyed our lives I don’t know how he could be so cruel”; former resident of Ceres, now homeless

 

THE ONCE-REMOVED

Marty Dempewolf (Martin Francis Dempewolf) 35, Kristen Dempewolf’s husband; stated to the media that his wife had been subpoenaed as a potential witness and subject to the gag order; resident of Modesto

Tom Eakin (Tom R. Eakin) 53, Person who was called by Karen Servas at 10:37 a.m. on December 24, 2002�a call that helped her establish the time she returned McKenzie to Scott and Laci Peterson’s back yard; resident of Modesto

Donald Gagnon Husband of Penny Gagnon, who claimed in a National Enquirer article that, in October 2002, she met Scott Peterson in a Death Valley bar, where he discussed murdering his wife

Joseph Krigbaum (Joseph P. Krigbaum) 55, Amie Krigbaum’s father; came over to the home of his daughter for Christmas Eve dinner shortly after a “distraught” Scott Peterson visited to ask Krigbaum and Terra Venable if they had seen Laci Peterson; watched Venable’s 12-year-old son, Michael, as the two women helped search for Laci Peterson; resident of Modesto

Nadia Lockyer (Nadia Maria Lockyer, nee Davis) 31, Pregnant bride of twice-divorced Bill Lockyer  30 years her senior whom she married at 2:30 p.m. on April 18, 2003, less than three hours before he held a news conference to confirm that Laci and Conner Peterson’s bodies had been positively identified and declare the case against Scott Peterson a “slam dunk”; gave birth to their son, Diego Wallace Lockyer, on June 20, 2003; resident of Sacramento

Justine Pinto 41, Former associate of Stephen Schoenthaler; on January 14, 2004, gave a report to Kevin Bertalotto in which she stated she had participated in Shoenthaler’s research and had first-hand knowledge of him altering research results to fit a hypothesis; resident of Turlock

 

THE OTHER BYSTANDERS

Mitch Datlow (Mitch D. Datlow) 18, Driving range attendant at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course; stated his friend came in for work the morning Scott Peterson was arrested there and was turned away by a man with a gun and a bulletproof vest; resident of La Jolla

Janet Lockwood 48, Woman who created a disturbance at the May 4, 2003, memorial service by standing up in the balcony and loudly telling the audience that whoever took Laci Peterson’s life would face God’s judgment; resident of Clovis

Randy McGee 45, 40-year veteran of San Francisco Bay fishing; showed skepticism that anyone would fish there in a 14-foot boat; stated he spoke to Scott Peterson at December 31, 2002, vigil, offering to take him sturgeon fishing after the Laci Peterson case “blows over,” an invitation to which Scott Peterson replied, ‘That would be cool”; resident of Modesto

 

THE ANONYMOUS

“The Bodybuilder” Female friend of Ron Frey who, according to him, probably sparked Amber Frey’s interest in fitness

“Stefanie” According to the National Enquirer, woman who dated Scott Peterson for four months when he was a high school senior and she was a high school sophomore; received a ring from Scott Peterson on Valentine’s Day; stated that Scott Peterson was unfaithful to her, that he denied it when she confronted him, and that she broke up with him; stated about Scott Peterson: “His cheating is a bad character trait and his later life shows the same pattern”

“The Waitress” Friend of Laci Peterson who worked at Pacific Cafe; initial reason she visited restaurant and met Scott Peterson

“Servas Boy” Son of Karen Servas; according to her preliminary hearing testimony, a previous guest of Scott and Laci Peterson for swimming in their pool

“Michelle’s Son” 4, Son of Michelle Hart; reportedly visited as a newborn in hospital by Amber Frey without consent of Michelle Hart; resident of Fresno

“The Colleague” According to Det. Al Brocchini’s November 13, 2003, preliminary hearing testimony, a colleague of Shawn Sibley who told her on December 6, 2002, that Scott Peterson was married; had previously interviewed for a job with Scott Peterson

“The Tight-Lipped Employee” An employee of Scott Peterson; received call from Shawn Sibley on December 6, 2002, asking about Scott Peterson’s marital status; refused to provide information about whether or not Scott Peterson was married, and told Sibley to contact him directly

“The Warehouse Laci Sighter” According to members of Scott Peterson’s defense team, someone who saw Laci Peterson in Scott Peterson’s boat at his warehouse office

“Shawn’s Fiance” Shawn Sibley’s fiance, whose birthday party on December 11, 2002, was attended by Scott Peterson and Amber Frey

“The P.I.” Private investigator and massage client of Amber Frey whom she considered contacting and according to some sources did contact to find out more about Scott Peterson

“Dave” Presumably, a married ex-boyfriend of Amber Frey, to whom she refers when discussing with Scott Peterson on January 6, 2003, his “revelation” to her that he is married, stating, “My friend Dave lies to me about his wife, and I cried to you, and tell you about this” “this” apparently being Scott Peterson’s previous lie to Amber Frey that he had “lost” his wife; possibly her later boyfriend David Markovich, although the National Enquirer reported that he was never married

“The Deputy DA Laci Look-Alike” According to the National Enquirer, a deputy district attorney who resembled Laci Peterson and who also, incredibly, had a dog named McKenzie; claimed to probably be the actual target of a presumed attack on Laci Peterson; gave birth in October 2002; moved to another county after Laci Peterson’s disappearance; stated she was “99.9 percent sure” she did not walk her dog on December 24, 2002

“The Other Pregnant Woman A” According to Ted Rowlands, one of the pregnant women investigators stated were out walking the La Loma neighborhood on the morning of December 24, 2002; possibly “The Campos-Sighting Laci Look-Alike”

“The Other Pregnant Woman B” According to Ted Rowlands, one of the pregnant women investigators stated were out walking the La Loma neighborhood on the morning of December 24, 2002

“The Other Pregnant Woman C” According to Nancy Grace, one of three pregnant women investigators stated were out walking the La Loma neighborhood on the morning of December 24, 2002, and who stated she walked past Bill and Vivian Mitchell’s home

“The Campos-Sighting Laci Look-Alike” “6-to-7 months pregnant” white woman with straight, shoulder-length hair walking a golden retriever with two “extremely dirty” men along a path in Moose Park; seen by Diana Campos at about 10:50 a.m. (by other accounts, 10:45 a.m. or 9:45 a.m.) on December 24, 2002; described as wearing sweat pants and a white top

“The Dirty Man A” One of two men accompanying The Campos-Sighting Laci Look-Alike; vulgarly and vehemently told woman to keep her dog quiet at about 10:50 a.m. (by other accounts, 10:45 a.m. or 9:45 a.m.) on December 24, 2002; described as being white, in his late 30s, about 5’7″, with a medium build and wearing a dark beanie, dirty dark shirt and dirty blue jeans�so dirty they looked as if he had sat in the dirt

“The Dirty Man B” One of two men accompanying The Campos-Sighting Laci Look-Alike, seen by Diana Campos at about 10:50 a.m. on December 24, 2002; described as being white, in his late 30s, about 5’7″, with a medium build, short brown hair, and wearing a torn blue Levi’s jacket and blue jeans

“Puffy” One of three “suspicious” men seen by John and Karma Souza as they jogged in East La Loma Park at about 7:20 a.m. on December 24, 2002; seen at McClure Trail and Dry Creek Park Trail; described as being in his early 20s, of medium height and weight and wearing blue jeans and a nylon, puffy down jacket that was light in color, possibly white; mumbled reply when spoken to by John Souza

“Puffy Pal A” One of three suspicious men seen by John and Karma Souza as they jogged in East La Loma Park at about 7:20 a.m. on December 24, 2002; seen “popping out of the bushes”

“Puffy Pal B” One of three suspicious men seen by John and Karma Souza as they jogged in East La Loma Park at about 7:20 a.m. on December 24, 2002; seen “popping out of the bushes”

“The Suspicious Van Man A” One of three “short, dark-skinned” men seen across from Scott and Laci Peterson’s home around 11:40 a.m. on December 24, 2002, described by witnesses as “suspicious,” and linked to an older, full-sized van, either tan or light brown, with one or two doors in the rear; first thought to be suspects in the robbery of the Medina home, but later determined by investigators to be landscapers a finding contested by defense attorneys

“The Suspicious Van Man B” One of three “short, dark-skinned” men seen across from Scott and Laci Peterson’s home around 11:40 a.m. on December 24, 2002, described by witnesses as “suspicious,” and linked to an older, full-sized van, either tan or light brown, with one or two doors in the rear; first thought to be suspects in the robbery of the Medina home, but later determined by investigators to be landscapers a finding contested by defense attorneys

“The Suspicious Van Man C” One of three “short, dark-skinned” men seen across from Scott and Laci Peterson’s home around 11:40 a.m. on December 24, 2002, described by witnesses as “suspicious,” and linked to an older, full-sized van, either tan or light brown, with one or two doors in the rear; first thought to be suspects in the robbery of the Medina home, but later determined by investigators to be landscapers a finding contested by defense attorneys

“The Tarp Viewer” Neighbor of Scott and Laci Peterson; stated she saw Scott Peterson load something large, wrapped in a blue tarp, into the back of his pickup truck sometime before 9:00 a.m. on December 24, 2002

“The Scream Hearer” Woman living on the edge of East La Loma Park who reported to investigators that she heard screams about 10:15 a.m. on December 24, 2002

“Fisherman A” According to Scott Peterson, one of two fisherman he spoke with at San Francisco Bay on December 24, 2002, and who reported also having not caught any fish

“Fisherman B” According to Scott Peterson, one of two fisherman he spoke with at San Francisco Bay on December 24, 2002, and who reported also having not caught any fish

“The Berkeley City Employee A” Witness to someone, who matched Scott Peterson’s description, back a boat into a pylon at the Berkeley Marina at midday on December 24, 2002, but who refused help; possibly the same person investigators interviewed who said Scott Peterson was fumbling ineptly to get his boat off the trailer

“The Berkeley City Employee B” Witness to someone, who matched Scott Peterson’s description, back a boat into a pylon at the Berkeley Marina at midday on December 24, 2002, but who refused help; possibly the same person investigators interviewed who said Scott Peterson was fumbling ineptly to get his boat off the trailer

“The Wealthy Donor” Anonymous donor who pledged $375,000 to the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation’s reward fund for information leading to the safe return of Laci Peterson; had pledge announced by Kim Petersen and Sharon Rocha on December 28, 2002

“The Disgusted Volunteer” Neighbor of Scott and Laci Peterson; volunteered at the command center at the Red Lion Hotel; according to the February 25, 2003, issue of the National Enquirer, quit volunteering at command center because he found out Scott Peterson was going golfing but telling volunteers he was leaving to post missing-person fliers

“The Sinnett’s Market Place Clerk” 45, Employee of Sinnett’s Market Place in Longview, Washington; stated that Laci Peterson had visited store and claimed to have been kidnapped by man who had accompanied her; stated she felt “terrible” about not reporting sighting earlier; had story checked by local police who viewed store video records and reported finding no one who looked like Laci Peterson

“The Second Sighter” Witness who backed story given by “The Sinnett’s Market Place Clerk” about sighting of Laci Peterson

“The Kidnapper” According to “The Sinnett’s Market Place Clerk,” man who abducted a woman resembling Laci Peterson; described by sighter as someone “much older” than Laci Peterson who had “strong features” and a ruddy complexion

“The Diver” Spotter of a body while driving along Pacific Coast Highway looking for places to dive; reported sighting to authorities; through report, sparked false rumors that Laci Peterson’s body had been recovered, although body was quickly determined to be remains of Susan Driscoll

“The Pool Contractor” Worker who, according to the National Enquirer, was interviewed by police February 5, 2003, and contradicted Scott Peterson’s claim that concrete mix belonged to pool workers

“The Pet Psychic” Woman who reportedly claimed she could spend a day with McKenzie and be able to tell what happened to Laci Peterson, a plan supposedly supported by Scott Peterson but vetoed by the volunteer command center

“Girlfriend A” Per article in the March 25, 2003, National Enquirer, one of two women investigators sought who may have had affairs with Scott Peterson; resident of Modesto area

“Girlfriend B” Per article in the March 25, 2003, National Enquirer, one of two women investigators sought who may have had affairs with Scott Peterson

“Mark” Property manager of the building where Scott Peterson rented an office; stated that Scott Peterson moved out in 2003 and was trying to find someone to take over the lease

“The Storage Manager” Manager at Security Public Storage, a warehouse location used by Scott Peterson; stated she did not know if police searched a unit there as part of the investigation

“The Del Rio Insider” According to a November 16, 2003, article in the New York Post, an insider at the Del Rio Country Club who claimed Scott Peterson had a morning tee time on December 24, 2002, but never showed up or called to cancel

“David” Co-worker of Marietta Wallace; subject of Wallace’s tip to the Modesto Police Department that he saw, at approximately 3:00 a.m. on December 24, 2002, a large bundle, wrapped in a blue blanket with a Mexican motif, in a boat being towed by a truck headed westbound on Interstate 580; according to Det. Al Brocchini’s preliminary hearing testimony, interviewed twice by him during the Laci Peterson investigation

“The Sonora Sighter” Alleged sighter of Scott Peterson about 9:00 a.m. on December 24, 2002; called Sonora Police Department; said she saw truck and boat matching posted description of Scott Peterson’s truck and boat near Phoenix Lake Road, headed east on Highway 108

“The Route 99 Sighter” Alleged sighter of Scott and Laci Peterson on State Route 99 on December 24, 2002; called in story to late-night radio show and also supposedly contacted Modesto Police Department; claimed Scott Peterson was driving his truck with boat on trailer hitched in back; stated he pulled alongside vehicle to give driver a “dirty look” because he had been driving badly; stated he saw a young lady with short, dark hair slumped over on the passenger side who did not move during the approximately 80 miles the two vehicles drove side by side; claimed to have recognized Scott Peterson’s truck from previous travels

“The Truck Driver” Truck driver reported by National Enquirer as having seen Scott Peterson’s boat at Berkeley Marina sometime around 3:30 a.m. on December 24, 2002; referred to as a “top-secret witness” for the prosecution

“The Food Market Manager” Manager at Crescent Food Market; stated police have not contacted him concerning Scott Peterson sighting of December 24, 2002; stated store’s surveillance videotape from that morning has been taped over; possibly Fred Hanna or the son of Fred Hanna

“The Beautician” Hair stylist who claimed to have dyed Scott Peterson’s hair and beard shortly before his arrest in a San Diego suburb, contradicting Scott Peterson’s claim that his hair changed color as the result of swimming pool chemicals

“The Auto Dealer” Car salesman who reportedly will be a defense witness, claiming that Scott Peterson had a large amount of money on him the day he was arrested because he had planned to buy a car from the dealership

“Officer Ruiz” Modesto Police Department officer; provided security on the Tradecorp Warehouse prior to December 27, 2002, search

“Officer Opdyke” First officer on the scene at the finding of Conner Peterson’s body; stated body looked to be that of a baby a few days old

“Officer Newman” Officer presumably on the scene at the finding of Conner Peterson’s body

“Detective Banks” Modesto Police Department officer; present at search of Tradecorp Warehouse on December 27, 2002

“Detective Villalobos” Officer mentioned by Mark Geragos during preliminary hearing questioning as possibly attending the autopsy of Conner Peterson

“The Bone Finder” Person walking dog near Berkeley Marina who found a bone in a section of shoreline exposed by low tide, then turned the bone over to the Oakland Police Department; resident of Oakland

“The Pathologist” Person who determined that bone found along the shoreline by the Berkeley Marina was not human but may have come from a bird

“The Stripper” Exotic dancer who reportedly was with Scott Peterson the night before his arrest, at which time he asked her if she would drive him to Mexico

“The Rape Victim” 40; Unnamed witness who prosecutors stated could help clear Scott Peterson; asked to come forward through “Mystery Woman” plea by defense attorney Mark Geragos; reportedly violently raped by four (by some accounts, five) men, one of them named “Donnie,” in a van matching the description of one seen on Covena Avenue on December 24, 2002; reportedly a witness to threats to kill a woman either on “Christmas” or “Christmas Eve”; reportedly suffering from “mental problems” according to the August 19, 2003, issue of the National Enquirer, which also stated she was still being searched for by Scott Peterson’s defense team; called a “pathetic phony” by the Globe, who said she had indeed contacted the defense team; resident of Merced

“The Rape Victim’s Ex” According to an article in the Globe, the ex-husband of “The Rape Victim” who stated that she had “serious mental problems” and that she “suffers from multiple personalities”

“Donnie” One of four (by some accounts, five) men who reportedly violently raped a woman who defense sources claim could help clear Scott Peterson; described by defense sources as a homeless, meth-addicted, drug-dealing devil devotee with a “666” tattoo on his neck; according to Scott Peterson’s defense team, possibly Donnie Renfrow or his son Rayoune Miranda, who had their home-on-wheels, a 1987 Dodge van, repossessed by Mark Geragos, citing the van’s possible link to a satanic cult theory the National Enquirer said was “full of holes”

“The Counselor” Rape counselor who reportedly betrayed confidentiality of “The Rape Victim” and told her story to defense attorneys; reportedly unemployed, possibly due to coming forward with confidential information; reportedly a sister-in-law of one of the lead investigators of the case

“Satanist A” One of three men who supposedly accompanied “Donnie” and who defense sources say could be linked to the killing of Laci Peterson

“Satanist B” One of three men who supposedly accompanied “Donnie” and who defense sources say could be linked to the killing of Laci Peterson

“Satanist C” One of three men who supposedly accompanied “Donnie” and who defense sources say could be linked to the killing of Laci Peterson

“Satanist D” According to some accounts, one of four men who supposedly accompanied “Donnie” and who defense sources say could be linked to the killing of Laci Peterson

“The Prison Worker” According to a Globe article, worker at a California prison who overheard an argument between two white supremacist inmates one of whom has a girlfriend who was staying with a cousin, coincidentally named Scott Peterson; stated that one of the inmates threatened the other’s family; reportedly held up by Scott Peterson’s defense team as a witness who can provide reasonable doubt of their client’s guilt, owing to a case of mistaken identity

“White Supremacist A” According to a Globe article, a white supremacist inmate at a California prison who has a girlfriend who was staying with a cousin, coincidentally named Scott Peterson; threatened by another white supremacist inmate�an event held up by Scott Peterson’s defense team as a cause for reasonable doubt of their client’s guilt, owing to a case of mistaken identity

“White Supremacist B” According to a Globe article, a white supremacist inmate at a California prison who threatened another white supremacist inmate who has a girlfriend staying with a cousin coincidentally named Scott Peterson an event held up by Scott Peterson’s defense team as a cause for reasonable doubt of their client’s guilt, owing to a case of mistaken identity

“Dirty” Also known as “Tony”; according to a report by Geraldo Rivera, possibly 45-year-old “Dirty” Doug Madaris (also listed as “Doug Madarius”) of Fresno; member of a neo-Nazi gang, the Nazi Low Riders; according to Cory Carroll, spoke with Scott Peterson about stealing Laci Peterson’s vehicle in an insurance fraud scheme and possibly about a kidnapping a story that later escalated to him paying the two men $3,000 apiece for kidnapping and $8,000 apiece for murdering her; described as white and about 5’10”

“Skeeter” Also known as “Anthony”; member of a neo-Nazi gang, the Nazi Low Riders; according to Cory Carroll, spoke with Scott Peterson about stealing Laci Peterson’s vehicle in an insurance fraud scheme and possibly about a kidnapping a story that later escalated to him paying the two men $3,000 apiece for kidnapping and $8,000 apiece for murdering her; described as white and about 5’8″

“Tammy” Entertainer at City Lights in Fresno; according to Cory Carroll, had photographs taken with him and with Scott Peterson

“The Braggart” According to a September 14, 2003, article in the Modesto Bee, a male Modesto resident who bragged about being involved in Laci Peterson’s death and who is allegedly affiliated with an occult group; in June 2003, had his coat acquired by Scott Peterson’s defense team as potential evidence 

 

THE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS AND ALIASES

“Detective Gates” Character in the USA Network made-for-television movie The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story

“Laci’s Husband” Signature used by Scott Peterson on thank-you note to volunteers at Red Lion Hotel; topic of much discussion after he became the focus of investigation; web site: http://community-2.webtv.net/melora_/LacisFamily/page13.html

Angela Panato Character in the USA Network made-for-television movie The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story; described as “a late-20s dark-eyed, dark-haired…woman” who is one of Laci Peterson’s best friends

Jacqueline “Jack” Peterson Alias that Scott Peterson provided to Mike Griffin when purchasing a 1984 Mercedes convertible; when questioned by Griffin about the feminine-sounding name, Scott Peterson offered that it was “‘A Boy Named Sue’ kinda thing,” referring to the 1969 #2 hit by Johnny Cash about a brawling youth bent on killing his father for giving him a girl’s name

Det. Frank Ross Character in the USA Network made-for-television movie The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story

Mark Stumpf Alias used by Cory Carroll

Donna Taylor Character in the USA Network made-for-television movie The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story; described as another of Laci Peterson’s good friends who “throws herself wholeheartedly into the massive search for Laci”

Kate Vignatti Character in the USA Network made-for-television movie The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story; Tommy Vignatti’s wife; described as being in her late 20s, “animated and visibly pregnant”; Laci Peterson’s best friend since grade school; held out hope that Laci Peterson would be found alive and initially maintained support for Scott Peterson; also shown as “Kate Vigantti” at http://www.filmjerk.com

Tommy Vignatti Character in the USA Network made-for-television movie The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story; Kate Vignatti’s husband; owner of a popular Modesto restaurant; described as “a slightly out-of-shape man and former high school jock” between 28 and 32 years old who was one of Laci Peterson’s closest friends since their time together in grade school and who, in recent years, had become close to “golfing buddy” Scott Peterson, whom he initially considered a victim of the media, before feeling betrayed by him 

 

THE FAMILY PETS

Gracie Scott and Laci Peterson’s adult Siamese mix cat; found as a stray by Laci Peterson; taken to live with Stacy Boyers after Scott Peterson’s arrest

McKenzie 8, Scott and Laci Peterson’s male golden retriever; taken to live with one of Scott Peterson’s siblings in the San Diego area after his arrest, referred to as “MacKenzie” and called a “retriever-like mix” in the May 12, 2003, issue of People magazine; also referred to as “MacKenzie” in November 24, 2003, issue of In Touch Weekly; according to testimony in the preliminary hearing, claimed by Scott Peterson to be his dog when he was single; according to Amie Krigbaum’s preliminary hearing testimony, a usually quiet dog: “McKenzie didn’t really bark a lot”

Siam Scott and Laci Peterson’s adult Siamese mix cat; found as a stray by Laci Peterson; taken to live with Stacy Boyers after Scott Peterson’s arrest 

 

THE NEIGHBORS’ AND BYSTANDERS’ DOGS

Aroo Janet Kenworthy’s white husky

Bubba Lori Krestian’s dog, with her when she discovered bones she believed could be related to the Laci Peterson case

Kramer Joan Lee’s chocolate Labrador retriever

Maitland Jill Lear’s Australian shepherd, who died in February 2003

Sage Dog that awakened Amie Krigbaum the morning of December 24, 2002 

 

THE SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS

Cheyenne One of three dogs living with searcher Kris Crawford

Dakota Pit bull that accompanied human companion Kris Crawford in early searches for Laci Peterson

Merlin 4, Human scent-tracking purebread bloodhound that accompanied human companion Cindee Valentin in early searches for Laci Peterson; certified by the California Rescue Dog Association in completing a 48-hour-old trail; according to court documents, demonstrated ability to run trails up to 14 days old

Tahoe One of three dogs living with searcher Kris Crawford

Trimble Female yellow Labrador that accompanied Eloise Anderson in early searches for Laci Peterson; certified by the California Rescue Dog Association; according to court documents, successfully completed trails that were 4 1/2 days old and successfully found a subject in a hamburger restaurant after following a trail through a shopping mall after 24 hours; according to an article in the National Enquirer, taken to the Berkeley Marina in December 2002 and, after sniffing at Laci Peterson’s sunglasses case, picked up a scent at an entrance to the boat launch area that Scott Peterson said he used, then stared out at the water, indicating the end of the trail; according to an article in the National Enquirer, on January 4, 2003, placed at three different locations near California Highway 132, each time picking up Scott Peterson’s scent and heading west on the route toward the Berkeley Marina

Twist 9, Female Labrador that accompanied Eloise Anderson in early searches for Laci Peterson; photographed for the Modesto Bee; according to court documents filed by the defense team, placed into Scott Peterson’s boat on December 27, 2002, for the purpose of detecting cadaver scent but did not alert in the boat; according to court documents files by the prosecution, showed interest in the boat and in containers under a small workbench

 

 

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