Investigators are revealing the items found in Scott Peterson‘s car — 14 years after his arrest. In 2003, the former businessman was arrested on suspicion of killing his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son, Connor. Now, People has revealed that Scott’s car contained sleeping pills, a gun, a knife, Viagara, and camping gear. The Daily Mail added that there was $15,000 in cash as well as four cell phones.
In August, Scott — now 44 — spoke out from death row. Prior to A&E’s six-part special, The Murder of Laci Peterson, a clip had been revealed of a phone call that he made while in the slammer to his sister-in-law, Janey. During their call, he described what it was like to learn that he had been found guilty of murder. Watch the video below for his surprising reaction.
Former Modesto, California police detective Jon Buehler — who was part of the initial investigation — told ABC News that he believed Scott may have been involved in his wife’s disappearance and murder. “I suspected Scott when I first met him,” he said. “Didn’t mean he did it, but I was a little bit thrown off by his calm, cool demeanor and his lack of questioning … he wasn’t, ‘Will you call me back? Can I have one of your cards? What are you guys doing now?'”
Laci mysteriously vanished on Christmas Eve in 2002 and in April of 2003, her body was found by a couple and their dog in the San Francisco Bay. The phone call marked the convict’s first public statements about the horrifying case in more than 10 years. In 2012, Scott’s lawyer filed an appeal of his sentence, arguing that the jury was affected by the widespread media coverage of the case.. The court must respond to the appeal by the end of this year, otherwise, he is slated to be executed by 2021.