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Peterson, Frey had frequent contact
The Modesto Bee ^ | Sept 25, 2003 | John Cote' and Garth Stapely

Posted on 09/25/2003 9:11:02 AM PDT by runningbear

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To: Sandylapper
>>>"Wonder how long it'll take forensics to determine if that anchor was Scott's?"<<<

A New York minute!
41 posted on 09/25/2003 1:43:23 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta
If they found the anchor and believe it is connected to this case, I'd guess that they found other stuff....like a piece of rope or tarp.
42 posted on 09/25/2003 1:49:24 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: All
Wonder what those homemade anchors look like. We always used those BIG tomato juice cans.

I don't understand why Scott would tell them that he made 5 anchors if a couple were missing??

43 posted on 09/25/2003 1:56:08 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: HoHoeHeaux
I had the clear typo. Should have been per not pre.

Vert also means go straight or up or correct.

Pervert means to change form the correct or proper.

Debase etc...

44 posted on 09/25/2003 2:03:05 PM PDT by Princeliberty
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To: Velveeta
They FOUND one of the ANCHORS???!!?
45 posted on 09/25/2003 2:44:50 PM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Sacajaweau
I think he kind of caught himself there. He had too many things to explain. That was early on. Evidence of cement and cement-mixing were evidently all around in various places, such as at his warehouse. Apparently he had to come up with an explanation as to why all this cement powder and the bags of the stuff were all over the place, so he told them he'd been making anchors. Bet he wishes he'd never said that, now.
46 posted on 09/25/2003 2:47:50 PM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: MaggieMay
Have you looked at this thread yet? That last article posted on here says they found an anchor that they think was used to weigh down Laci's body!
47 posted on 09/25/2003 2:50:02 PM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Sacajaweau
I don't understand why Scott would tell them that he made 5 anchors if a couple were missing??

Maybe they found 5 BIG tomato juice cans with cement residue in his garage? (just guessing, of course!)

48 posted on 09/25/2003 2:55:10 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Devil_Anse
The guy practically handed them the evidence for solving the crime. He just never expected the bodies to surface.

He would have been better off burying the bodies 20 miles from home on a two hour time schedule. He got TOOOOOOOO clever.

49 posted on 09/25/2003 2:56:23 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Devil_Anse
I almost missed it in the article myself, while skim reading.
50 posted on 09/25/2003 3:10:03 PM PDT by Velveeta (Whoa!)
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To: All; Sacajaweau; runningbear; Devil_Anse; MaggieMay; Canadian Outrage; RGSpincich; STOCKHRSE; ...
GLOBE Oct. 7th (Courtesy Rickamorti at Purgatory)

THE LACI AUTOPSY FILES

by Dawna Kaufmann and David Thompson

New Details on Modesto mom's grisly murder reveal how her unborn baby REALLY Died

synopsis

New explosive revelations from the autopsy files of Laci Peterson shatter the claims of her accused husband Scott that the pregnant beauty was killed by a satanic cult and that the savage murder triggered the birth of their son Conner.


A special GLOBE investigation into the autopsy included an intensive detailed study of the grisly report by world renowned forensic pathologist and lawyer Dr. Robert H. Goldberg of Marietta, Ga. A much sought after TV commentator, he is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists, a fellow of Britain's Royal Society of Medicine and on the advisory board of the American College of Forensic Examiners.

His expert review of the autopsy file lead to the following conclusions:


1. Baby Conner was NOT born alive before Laci was killed or right afterward.


2. The infant died in the womb and his body floated free from his mother's body through an opening in the body caused by decomposition.


3. Conner's body was in the water for only a short time before it was found.


4. The knotted tape wrapped around Conner's neck was debris that got tangled with the body as it floated in San Francisco Bay and was not attached by the killer.


5. Laci was wearing light colored maternity pants with duct tape stuck on the crotch, which made a so-called "coffin birth," a phenomenon frequently cited in the case, impossible.

These startling discoveries and others from the autopsy destroy the defense's strategy which blames the deaths of Laci and her unborn son on a sick ritual sacrifice by a satanic cult, says Goldberg.

"Scott's attorneys are doing their duty by trying to turn over every rock in this case," Goldberg tells GLOBE. "But I've spent time in the Dominican Republic, where cult activity is rampant, investigating witchcraft cases. From information contained in the autopsy I think a real satanic defense for Scott Peterson is a real stretch."

And Laci's heartbroken family is outraged that Scott, 30, and his lawyers would try to twist the autopsy results in an attempt to get him acquitted of the murders of his wife and son.

"It's very disturbing that Scott's defense team would use the autopsy to try and clear his name," Laci's dad Dennis Rocha tells GLOBE in an exclusive interview. "They're looking for anything to get him off. They'll try anything to show it's not Scott."

Goldberg says the autopsy results support the scenario that Laci was murdered, taken to the San Francisco Bay location, then her body was somehow weighted down and dumped in the water.

After months of deterioration, baby Conner's body floated free from her body and both bobbed to the surface shortly after, Goldberg explains.

According to the autopsy report by Brian Peterson, Contra Costa County pathologist,
Laci's body consisted mostly of just a torso. Missing were her head, both arms, the left leg from the knee down, the right foot and her internal organs.

Her cervix, the entrance to the birth canal, was "intact and closed," but there was an opening in the abdominal area above due to deterioration.

Laci was wearing remnants of light-colored maternity pants with duct tape on the crotch area.
The autopsy report estimates her body had been decomposing in the water for months. Conner's body was nearly perfectly preserved, showing little decomposition. He still had his hands, feet, and genitals. A knotted piece of tape or plastic was wrapped one and a half times around his neck. There was a cut running from his chest to his right shoulder. There was no sign of the umbilical cord or placenta.

These autopsy facts definitely rule out a cult theory that supposes Laci was murdered in some sort of sacrifice and Conner was born alive, says Goldberg. "The report says the cervix was intact and closed," "This means there was an abdominal release due to decomposition, and not a vaginal expulsion," explains Goldberg.

There were no weapon marks on the bone which would be the case if a knife was used. "Even a propeller from a passing boat would leave a tool mark. Instead, her body parts came off due to erosion."

Some suggest that the tape or plastic around Conner's neck was knotted by the killer or that the baby was put into a plastic bag and someone wrapped tape around the body. But Goldberg says the tape or plastic around Conner's neck and under his arm "seems most consistent with debris he picked up as he left the womb or floated in the bag."

Goldberg says the maternity pants Laci was wearing with duct tape at the crotch-probably used to wrap her body-helped prevent conner from being expelled through the cervix into the birth canal.
This and the fact that the cervix was not dilated, refutes theories of a coffin birth.

51 posted on 09/25/2003 3:20:23 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta
A New York minute!

It's been a NY minute already! Guess they're not going to share....(loooooonnnngggg siiiiggh).

52 posted on 09/25/2003 3:30:33 PM PDT by Sandylapper
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To: Velveeta
Phew, thanks Vel.
53 posted on 09/25/2003 3:31:43 PM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: runningbear
Checking in, rb. How's everything?
54 posted on 09/25/2003 3:33:00 PM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: iconoclast; Hildy
Ah yes... and you two are reading this thread for extremely mature reasons, I'm sure. Which is it, love for humanity, or intense interest in the compelling legal issues?

Humorless hypocrites. You're reading this thread in the first place to titillate yourselves, and you have the gall to call me immature for putting up some light-hearted humor.
55 posted on 09/25/2003 4:08:58 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Right Wing Crazy #5338526)
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To: All; Velveeta; runningbear
From Article: Goldberg says the maternity pants Laci was wearing with duct tape at the crotch-probably used to wrap her body-helped prevent conner from being expelled through the cervix into the birth canal.

This and the fact that the cervix was not dilated, refutes theories of a coffin birth.

When I first heard of the coffin birth I never once thought it meant being expelled from the cervix. In order for the cervix to dilate a person would have to be alive. My assumption was always that a coffin birth would be through deterioration of the uterus and stomach.

Further up in the article Goldberg said Laci's maternity pants were light blue. I wonder if her sister has confirmed that is what she was wearing the night of Dec 23 when she and Scott came to have Laci's sister cut his hair?

From previous article: Peterson apparently spoke to Frey on the phone only once on Dec. 23, the day his wife vis- ited her doctor.

They don't say if the call originated from Amber's phone or Scott's phone or what time this call was made. If the call originated from Amber's phone, I wonder if they are positive Amber talked with Scott or maybe Laci picked up the phone and then got into a confrontation with Scott.

56 posted on 09/25/2003 4:15:12 PM PDT by Spunky (This little tag just keeps following me where ever I go.)
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To: Spunky
maybe Laci picked up the phone and then got into a confrontation with Scott.

That's why this report of the Dec. 23rd call jumps out at me..may be used to show that there may have been an altercation if Amber testifies that she did indeed hear a female voice on the other end when she phoned Scott that day. Could fit into a timeline that the Prosecution might lay out. But with the new reports of solicitation, this all may not matter.

57 posted on 09/25/2003 4:38:09 PM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: Spunky
I don't believe that the maternity pants could be light blue - that would be impossible. The people who saw her walking her dog said that her pants were black. ;)
58 posted on 09/25/2003 4:58:29 PM PDT by drjulie
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To: Jackie-O
Not only possible solicitation, Jackie, but also all of the other evidence of premeditation. Also, it seems like a crime of passion might have left more evidence in the house. I concede, however, that Scott may have already had the plan in place and the phone call might of triggered a chain of events that led him to act earlier than he originally planned.
59 posted on 09/25/2003 5:05:42 PM PDT by drjulie
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To: Devil_Anse; Velveeta; Jackie-O; Sandylapper; All
Thanks for the ping's Velveeta and Devil Anse.

On April 23,it was reported, that a crime report was released,that said LE,had evidence that Scott did use the homemade achors to sink Laci. It now appears according to the Oct 7th,NE,that they, must now have a match from one of the anchor's brought up from the bay search.Here is the paragraph from back in April.
— "Police have evidence that Scott Peterson devised home-made anchors to sink his wife's body in San Francisco Bay. A crime report, apparently released by accident, indicates that the killing occurred at the Peterson home in Modesto."
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/news/042303_Scott_peterson.html
60 posted on 09/25/2003 5:13:35 PM PDT by MaggieMay (A blank tag is a terrible thing to waste)
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