Just after the four-year anniversary of Laci Peterson’s disappearance, a married couple has agreed to buy the house she shared with Scott Peterson – and where police believe he killed her and their unborn son at Christmastime 2002.
The buyers are working with brokers to close on the three-bedroom Modesto, Calif., house for just under its $350,000 asking price, the real-estate agent who handled the deal confirmed to the Modesto Bee and the Associated Press.
“They don’t have a problem with (the house’s history) at all,” Terry Olson of Century 21 M&M Associates told the Bee. Olson also told the Associated Press, “It’s a beautiful house in a really desirable area. It’s really too bad that it has the stigma that it does.”
The buyers’ names were not disclosed, but the husband is president of a motivational marketing group and his wife is a schoolteacher, Olson told the Bee. Their adult daughter and her college-aged roommates will probably live in the house.
“They know the neighborhood and are buying it as an investment,” Olson said, adding that the buyers have close friends living on the street.
Laci and Scott Peterson bought the 1949 bungalow-style house in October 2000 for $177,000. After Laci’s murder, the home was bought by Gerry Roberts for $390,000. By the time the prospective buyers stepped in, Roberts had been trying to sell the house for five months and was facing foreclosure.
Scott Peterson, now 34, was convicted of killing Laci and their unborn son Conner their murders and in March 2005 was sentenced to death. He is on death row at California’s San Quentin State Prison.