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DNA Tests ID Laci Peterson, Son Conner

April 19, 2003
Posted at: 8:35 p.m. CDT

RICHMOND, Calif. -- California Attorney General Bill Lockyer says DNA tests confirm that the remains found in San Francisco Bay this week are those of Laci Peterson and her baby.

Lockyer tells reporters there is no question that the woman's body is that of Laci Peterson and the baby is the child of Laci and Scott Peterson.

Lockyer says lab technicians matched bone samples from the woman's body to samples taken from Laci Peterson's family.

Samples taken from the child's bones were matched with DNA samples taken from Scott Peterson.

Lockyer says he informed Modesto police of the lab results just after 5 pm Pacific time.

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