Police were immediately suspicious of Scott Peterson’s behavior after his wife’s disappearance.
On Tuesday night’s episode of A&E’s six-part series "The Murder of Laci Peterson," police and journalists went into detail about the husband’s bizarre actions.
“His overall demeanor was so off from what they had seen in their experience as investigators that they completely zeroed in on him,” Ted Rowlands, a local TV reporter, said on the show.
People reports that Jon Buehler, an investigator who worked on the Laci Peterson case, said that Scott acted “strange for the circumstances.” The night his wife was reported missing on Christmas Eve 2002, Buehler said Scott seemed more worried about his possessions than his missing spouse. He made sure police used a coaster if they wanted to have a drink in his home. He was also cautious about his car being scratched during a search of it.
“To me, it doesn’t seem like that’s something that would be important to you if your loved one was missing,” Buehler says.
Detective Al Brocchini stated in an earlier People interview that, “[Scott’s] major concerns were not Laci. His major concerns were his car door hitting his other car door in the driveway, or me taking a picture of this boat in his shop, or getting a receipt for the pink slipper and sunglasses the tracking-dog people used for Laci’s scent. He was concerned about the wrong things on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.”
Scott was later found guilty of murdering 27-year-old Laci, who was pregnant with their unborn son, Conner. He is currently on death row.
"The Murder of Laci Peterson" continues Tuesday (10 p.m. ET) on A&E.
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