Laci Peterson

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Laci Peterson Case Information: Who
The Families

THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY
Laci Peterson (Laci Denise Peterson, nee Rocha) Substitute teacher; on December 24, 2002, reported missing while pregnant at the age of 27; had partial remains found April 14, 2003; described as 5'1", about 140 pounds, white, with shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes, with dimples on both cheeks and a tattoo of a sunflower on her ankle; called "one of America's best-known murder victims" by the Modesto Bee; nicknamed "Jabber Jaws" and "J.J." by family, and "Cake Lady" and "Martha Stewart" by friends; erroneously referred to as "Lacy Peterson"; former resident of Modesto Scott Peterson (Scott Lee Peterson) 30, Laci Peterson's husband of more than 5 years at the time of her death; employed at time of wife's disappearance as wholesale sales manager for Arizona and California area by Tradecorp; arrested April 18, 2003, in La Jolla for first-degree murder in the death of Laci Peterson; pled "not guilty"; bound over for trial after the conclusion of a preliminary hearing in November 2003; convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Laci Peterson, and of second-degree murder in the death of Conner Peterson; nicknamed "Big Guy," "Scooter" "Trooper" and "Spalding" by the Peterson family, and "Pudgeboy" by himself; former resident of Modesto Conner Peterson (Conner Latham Peterson) Scott and Laci Peterson's presumably unborn child, due February 10, 2003 (on February 16, 2003, according to some estimates); had remains found April 13, 2003; gestational age on December 23, 2002, calculated to be 32 weeks and 6 days according to Tina Edraki; gestational age at death estimated by Alison Galloway to be 33 to 38 weeks; confirmed as the biological offspring of Scott and Laci Peterson through posthumous DNA testing, although Scott Peterson refused to answer when asked point-blank by Amber Frey whether Conner Peterson was his child; possibly to have been named "Logan," according to Sharon Rocha, who also cited "Ripley" as an early name contender; frequently referred to as "Connor Peterson"; alternately referred to as "Conor Peterson"

THE ROCHA FAMILY
Sharon Rocha (Sharon Ruth Rocha, nee Anderson) 51, Laci Peterson's mother; last of the Rocha family to talk to Laci Peterson; loan officer; testified at Scott Peterson's trial on June 4, 2004, and during the penalty phase on November 30, 2004; testified at Scott Peterson's formal sentencing hearing on March 16, 2005; alternately referred to as "Sharon Grantski" and "Sharon Roche"; resident of Modesto; related web site with photograph: http://www.timex61.com/transcripts/magicgallery/sharon.htm Ron Grantski 56, commonly referred to as Sharon Rocha's husband, although the two have lived together for about 25 years but never married; Laci Peterson's de facto father since she was 2; general contractor (construction superintendent); testified at Scott Peterson's trial on June 8, 2004, and during the penalty phase on November 30, 2004; testified at Scott Peterson's formal sentencing hearing on March 16, 2005; rasied in Oregon; resident of Modesto; related web site with photograph: http://www.timex61.com/transcripts/magicgallery/ron.htm Darrin Grantski (Darrin Frank Grantski) 36, Ron Grantski's son; cited by Ron Grantski as a reason he went to Oregon to support legislature mandating separate charges for killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child: "Someday he may get married and have a little one, and I want to make sure that life is protected"; erroneously referred to as "Darryl Grantski" in A Deadly Game: The Untold Story of the Scott Peterson Investigation; resident of Silverton, Oregon Dennis Rocha (Dennis Robert Rocha) 56, Laci Peterson's biological father; Sharon Rocha's former husband, whom she divorced in 1976; often highly critical of Scott Peterson; owner of 40-acre ranch west of Escalon with a tractor, dump truck and water truck service; ran family-owned 365-acre dairy farm with 600 Holsteins where he...
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