FRESNO, Calif. – The house on a quiet, tree-lined Modesto street where police believe Scott Peterson killed his pregnant wife, Laci, is being sold again for nearly $350,000, a real estate agent said Wednesday.
A couple that wants to stay anonymous are working with real estate agents to close on the three-bedroom, two-bath home where the Petersons lived until Laci Peterson was killed in 2002.
Her body and that of her fetus were later discovered along San Francisco Bay. Scott Peterson was convicted of their murders and is on death row at San Quentin State Prison.
Forensic tests never turned up any evidence of blood or tissue in their house, officials said.
The couple, the president of a motivational marketing group and a schoolteacher, have close friends living on the same street, said Terry Olson of Century 21 M&M Associates.
"It's a beautiful house in a really desirable area," Olson said. "It's really too bad that it has the stigma that it does."
The current owner, Gerry Roberts, bought the 1949 bungalow-style house last year for $390,000 and has been trying to sell it for five months. His lender threatened to foreclose on him earlier this month before the couple made their offer Dec. 19, Olson said.