Point Isabel, California-AP -- Investigators say they located the bodies of Laci Peterson and her unborn son weeks before the bodies washed ashore in Richmond, California.
The Oakland Tribune says the bodies were located using side-scan sonar inside a shipping channel in the San Francisco Bay. But before they could be retrieved, it's believed an oil tanker passed over or near the burial spot and dislodged them.
The wind, choppy waves and high incoming tides eventually brought the bodies to shore in mid-April.
Modesto Police Chief Roy Wasden says investigators believe they found the bodies as early as mid-March.
One law enforcement source tells the Tribune that the discovery of the bodies by sonar was kept quiet, out of fear that the suspect -- Laci's husband -- might flee. After the bodies washed ashore, Scott Peterson was charged with murder.
Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
A 38-year-old Nacogdoches woman accepted a plea bargain deal of 10 years of deferred adjudication Friday morning in connection to a consensual relationship she had with an underage boy back in November of 2000.More >>
A 28-year-old Lufkin man pleaded guilty without a deal in connection to a March 2016 incident in which he shot at his girlfriend’s former boyfriend.More >>
Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 68-year-old man Thursday in connection to allegations that he molested two children when he let each one of them sit in his lap and drive his pickup.More >>
Foul play is "strongly suspected" in the death of a 73-year-old man who was found dead outside his Rivercrest residence Friday morning, according to the Angelina County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder has announced the hiring of Mike Boynton as the 20th head coach in Cowboy basketball history.More >>