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Items Found in Scott Peterson's Car

Peterson Arrested April 18, 2003


Police arrested Scott Peterson in San Deigo April 18, 2003 on charges related to the disappearance of his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson. At the time Peterson had dyed his hair blonde and had grown a goatee. He was driving a 1984 Mercedes Benz 500SEC.

These are the articles that police found in the vehicle after his arrest, according to court documents.

Items Found in Scott's Car

  • Undated bill of sale with an unverified signature of Michael Griffin, the registered owner of the vehicle
  • An application for duplicate title for the vehicle also signed by Michael Griffin
  • Driver's license for John Edward Peterson, Scott Peterson's brother
  • Approximately $15,000 in cash, including $14,000 in $100 bills with paper wrapper bands
  • Credit cards:
    • Two Visa cards and one MasterCard issued to Scott Peterson
    • One MasterCard and one American Express Business card issued to Scott Peterson / TradeCorp
    • One Visa card issued to Anne E. Bird, Scott Peterson's sister
    • Chevron card issued to Jacqueline Peterson
  • 16 music CDs
  • Thomas Guide map book of California
  • Thomas Guide map book of Central Valley Cities and surrounding areas
  • 24 blister packs of sleeping pills
  • 12 tablets of Viagra
  • Four cell phones
  • Double-edged dagger with a t-handle
  • Columbia foul-weather jacket
  • A hand shovel
  • Backpack containing:
    • Water purifier
    • Water bottle
    • Climbing rope
    • Filet knife
    • Duct tape
    • Cooking grill
    • Rain pants
    • Ziploc bags
    • Socks
    • Fire starters
    • Camp kit that included cooking utensils and a rope
    • Leather gloves
    • Two folding knives
    • Folding saw
    • Scissors
    • Two packs of razor blades
    • Waterproofing spray
  • Camp axe
  • Hammock
  • Binoculars
  • Mask and snorkel
  • Fishing rod and reel
  • Leatherman tool
  • Clothes:
    • Lace-up, rubberized boots
    • Hiking boots
    • Low-top hiking shoes
    • Two pairs of brown slip-on casual shoes
    • One pair brown lace-up casual shoes
    • Flip flops
    • Two pairs of black dress shoes
    • Sweatshirt
    • Four pullover long-sleeved sport shirts
    • Two pairs of shorts
    • Button-down shirt
    • Two pairs of casual pants
    • Running pants
    • Jersey
    • Three tee shirts
    • Two long-sleeved casual shirts
    • One pair of athletic shorts
    • Cowboy hat
    • Two pairs of dress socks
    • At least 10 pairs of athletic socks
    • One pair of Levis
    • Two neckties
    • A pullover sweater
    • A scarf
    • Black dress belt
    • At least six pairs of underwear briefs
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