The police were unable to discover Laci’s body. If Scott had indeed dumped it in the bay that is surprising. Multiple search technologies and dogs that can detect a corpse in water were deployed.
From Modesto Bee: January 4, 2003
Police boats carrying cadaver dogs are scouring the Berkeley Marina this weekend, searching for Laci Peterson, 27, of Modesto, who has been missing since Christmas Eve.
At a Saturday afternoon press conference, Sgt. Ron Cloward said 14 officers and 16 members of the California Rescue Dog Association are conducting a search, along with eight water-searching dogs, six land dogs, and six boats.
Cloward said 75 percent of all water certified dogs in the state are dedicated in the search for Peterson, who is 8½ months pregnant.
- http://search-dogs.carda.org/ for background information.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Side-scan_sonar for information about side-scan sonar