The new owner of a home previously belonging to Scott and Laci Peterson was out of a job Monday, a week after announcing that a 10-inch knife had been found stashed behind the house.
Also Monday, Modesto police said people cleaning the home months before it sold saw the knife in the same location.
“We now know for sure that he didn’t put it there,” police spokesman Rick Applegate said of Gerry Roberts, a Prudential California real estate agent who bought the home at 523 Covena Ave. July 1.
Prudential’s name was splashed in national news reports when the home was listed in May. It was only coincidence, the listing Realtor later said, that the parents of Scott and Laci Peterson chose to sell the home to Roberts, who also worked with Prudential.
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Craig Lewis, majority owner of Prudential California Realty, declined Monday to comment on the separation with Roberts.
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