Photos Show Bizarre Items Found In Scott Peterson's Car After Arrest For Wife's Murder

Cops found four cell phones, among other suspicious items, in the convicted killer's car.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Investigators are revealing what happened when they arrested Scott Peterson back in 2003 on suspicion of killing his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner.

According to PeopleScott's car contained sleeping pills, a gun, a knife, Viagara and camping gear. Daily Mail adds that there was $15K in cash and four cell phones.

Below are photos from that search. There were also 15 laminated fliers announcing Laci's disappearance that had never been handed out.

Former Modesto, California police detective Jon Buehler was part of the initial investigation. He tells ABC News in "Truth and Lies: The Murder of Laci Peterson" that he believed Scott may have been involved in his wife's disappearance and murder. “I suspected Scott when I first met him,” he said. “Didn’t mean he did it, but I was a little bit thrown off by his calm, cool demeanor and his lack of questioning … he wasn’t, ‘Will you call me back? Can I have one of your cards? What are you guys doing now?’"

Laci disappeared on Christmas Eve in 2002 while eight-months pregnant.

In April 2003, the remains of a male fetus washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay. The next day, a woman's body was found nearby.

Scott had said that he was on his boat the day his wife went missing, which tipped off authorities. “I just thought, ‘We’ve got to find Scott right now,’” retired investigator Allen Brocchini said. “He told me he was there and that’s where the bodies came up? I mean, I believe it was premeditated, he planned it.”

Scott Peterson was found guilty in 2004 and given the death sentence, but he has maintained his innocence.

[Photo: Getty Images, Modesto Police Dept]

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