Friday, July 4, 2008

Who moved the bodies, and Why?

We know that Conner did not wash ashore, and his body was placed on the Richmond Jetty shortly before he was found. The evidence is non-conclusive regarding Laci: she may have been placed in the Hoffman Bay on the night of the 12th/13th, or she may have been placed exactly where she was found during the early morning hours of the 14th.

These facts cause us to ponder some disturbing questions:

Why were they put on the Richmond Jetty and Point Isabel?

To incriminate Scott Peterson. He was clearly the only suspect. His fishing trip was well-publicized. Who didn't know that Scott Peterson went fishing at the Berkeley Marina on December 24? The Bay searches from late December through early April were well-publicized, and we knew they were searching in the Berkeley Marina, along the fishing route, and also in the Richmond Turning Basin (Chevron shipping channel). False reports had been given of bodies found. It didn't take a genius to know that finding the bodies in that area, anywhere in that area, would automatically incriminate Scott Peterson. Whomever planted the bodies there didn't need any specialized training or information -- anywhere along the shoreline from the Turning Basin to Berkeley Marina would have worked.

Why take the risk of moving the bodies?

It seems a foregone conclusion that whomever abducted Laci and murdered her and Conner was getting away with it -- Scott Peterson was the only suspect, and other leads had been summarily dismissed by the MPD with little or no investigation. So, why take the risk? Why not leave well enough alone?

Suppose the bodies were at risk of being discovered, and that discovery would force the MPD to look at other suspects. Suppose the bodies could be linked to one of the Laci-sightings the MPD ignored.

Suppose the bodies were actually found somewhere else, at a location linked to one of the Laci-sightings the MPD ignored.

Who moved the bodies?

Who had the most to lose if the bodies were found elsewhere? Who had the most to gain if the bodies were found at the Richmond Jetty and Point Isabel?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Location and Position of Laci's Body

On the morning of April 14, 2003, Alena Gonzalez, her sister, and her father were walking their dogs at the Point Isabel dog park. Two of their dogs broke away from them and found something down among the riprap. Alena at first thought it was a dead animal, then discovered it was a human body. The human body was later determined by DNA to be Laci Peterson.

Since Conner did not wash ashore, we know that Scott Peterson did not put a pregnant Laci into the Bay on December 24, 2002. How, then, did Laci get to where she was found? It stretches the imagination too much to believe that Laci just happened to wash ashore on the day after Conner's body was placed on the Richmond Jetty. The logical conclusion is that the two bodies were found on subsequent days because they both were placed to be found.

With Conner, we know that he was placed in the exact location he was found. With Laci, that wasn't necessarily the case. She could have been put into the water at Point Isabel, and allowed to wash ashore. It wouldn't matter where she washed ashore, as anywhere in that general area would incriminate Scott Peterson because of his fishing trip on December 24. The other possibility is that she, too, was placed exactly where she was found.

Evidence collected to date fails to prove conclusively which scenario happened. However, the more likely scenario is that Laci was put into the Hoffman Channel during ebb tide the night of April 12/13, expecting that she would wash ashore nearby. When her body didn't surface with the high tide on the morning of the 13th, Conner was placed on the Jetty so he would be found in a way that would not risk his body also being lost. Then, unexpectedly, Laci did wash ashore on the morning of the 14th.


The new PWC-SII

You should all be using the new PWC-SII. The link is In a few days, SII will be taken down, and the links to its pages will not work.

Monday, June 30, 2008

SII rebuild is almost complete

Rebuilding SII has long been overdue. Finally, we are far enough along to make it available for public viewing. We still consider this a beta version, but enough content is there that you should be able to use it instead of SII.

If you have a link to SII, or to any of its pages, please update them. The URL for the site is The nic for this new site is pwc-sii.

The design is intentionally plain. Only the home page has a menu bar. Each link, whether in the menu bar or in the body of a page, opens to a new window or tab (at least that's the intent, please report if you find one that doesn't). When you finish reading a page, simply close it out. Your previous page(s) will still be open.

As before, the Home Page contains PWC's argument for factual innocence, with links to the pages that provide the analysis or the evidence.

Content is divided into only 4 categories:

Timelines -- tells the detailed story, day by day. We've grouped it into larger segments.

Case File -- this includes all the court documents, motions, exhibits, transcripts.

Research & Analysis -- this is PWC's work. The index is collapsible.

Media -- same exhaustive index as before.

The Help page includes the Search SII and Search WWW function, as well as URLs for accessing the Peterson's website and blog as well as PWC website and blog. It may take Google a while to recognize the website, so continue to use your browser's search function if you don't get any results.

Content is not complete -- but we will be working to get it totally finished. But we feel it is complete enough to take the old SII down.

We'll be calling your attention to pages that have been signficantly improved over what we had on SII.

First, we want to call your attention to our updated page on "Conner did not wash ashore." We have pulled all of the information together because it is all necessary in order to understand just how much incorrect information was presented at the trial and how overwhelming the evidence is that Conner did not wash ashore. You can read this page from top to bottom, or you can click on specific items of interest. We strongly recommend reading entirely through it at least once.