Amber Frey Today: Where Is Scott Peterson’s Girlfriend Now?

It was a case that both horrified and riveted the public. On Christmas Eve 2002, Modesto, California, resident Scott Peterson, 29, suffocated his 27-year-old pregnant wife Laci, dismembered her body, and dumped her remains in San Francisco Bay.

Afterward, Scott claimed Laci had gone missing, and played up the role of a panicked husband. For a while, he pulled the ruse off successfully — but not forever (the irony that Peterson worked as a fertilizer salesman would hardly go unnoticed).

Related: Scott Peterson Sentenced to Death For Killing His Wife Laci

Police arrested Scott Peterson in April 2003. He had changed his appearance and possessed what appeared to be a “go bag” that included $15,000 cash, camping equipment and, for whatever reason, Viagra.

Scott Peterson, 2003 mugshot [Stainslaus County Sheriff's Department]

Scott Peterson, 2003 mug shot [Stainslaus County Sheriff’s Department]

Even more distressing, Peterson was also carrying 200 packets of sleeping pills, a double-edged dagger, two ropes, a shovel, and MapQuest directions to the home of the one woman who could — and eventually did — powerfully testify against him: Amber Frey.

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Peterson and Frey, a 27-year-old massage therapist, had been dating for several weeks that December. Frey said Peterson told her that he had “lost his wife” the previous year and that he dreaded spending his first Christmas alone without her.

Initially, Frey had no reason not to believe her new suitor. Then she saw him on the news weeping over the wife he “lost” — 14 days after they met. Frey went immediately to the police.

Related: Woman Caught On Tape Allegedly Dragging Murdered Husband’s Body Out Of House

Amber recorded several phone conversations with Scott that were later played in court. In one he claimed to be calling her from Paris. He was, in fact, attending a candlelight vigil for Laci in Modesto.

During Peterson’s extremely high-profile 2005 trail, Frey testified against him in great detail. Ultimately, a jury found Scott Peterson guilty and the judge sentenced him to death by lethal injection. Since then, Peterson has resided in San Quentin State Prison, unsuccessfully filing multiple appeals.

What became of Amber Frey, though?

Related: Man Wanted For Allegedly Killing Wife And Kids Before Going On Drug, Sex Binge With Girlfriend

Witness for the Prosecution of Scott Peterson by Amber Frey, front cover [Amazon]

Witness for the Prosecution of Scott Peterson by Amber Frey, front cover [Amazon]

In 2005, Frey published a bluntly titled memoir, Witness for the Prosecution of Scott Peterson. At the time, Frey told People magazine:

“For most people, it was just a story, but to me, it was part of my life, a very painful part. I don’t know if I’ve made my mark on the world, but I’m young, and I have my whole life ahead of me – and I intend to do my best.”

Frey has two children from a previous relationship, both teenagers now. She married in 2006, but that marriage has unfortunately ended in divorce. She opened her own spa for a while, but that didn’t last. Professionally, Frey continues to work as a massage therapist. She’s also active in her church and regularly travels the world on missionary projects.

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Remarkably, Amber Frey has mostly managed to remain out of the harsh media spotlight and conduct her life as a private person. In 2015, she appeared on NBC’s Today and said:

“I don’t regret anything. As crazy as it sounds as what came out and whatnot, I would do it all over again because it wasn’t about me. There was a missing woman carrying a child that if I had something that would help, without question (I would).”

Scott Peterson, 2011 mugshot [California Department of Corrections]

Scott Peterson, 2011 mug shot [California Department of Corrections]

Frey also wrote a piece for the Today website, in which she stated:

“Who I am today is a strong woman, a loving mother, a good friend. I am the person who travels half way around the world to help people in their most desperate time of need. I feel that I am the one who gains from this experience.

I am the woman who testified in court to give testimony of my knowledge for a missing woman and her unborn child.

I am all of these things today. I can’t wait to see what life has in store for me and who I become in the next ten years.”

As Scott Peterson’s legal team continues to file appeals and mount campaigns to get him a new trial, the case remains active in the popular consciousness.

Amber Frey may continue to live a rich and rewarding life, day to day, by having put this part of her past behind her — but will the public ever be able to feel the same way?

Watch Scott Peterson: An American Murder Mystery on Wednesday, November 29, at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery!

Read more:
New York Daily News
Inside Edition
Scott Peterson Appeal Website

Main photo: Amber Frey, right, leaves a Redwood City, Calif., courtroom with her attorney Gloria Allred, left, after she was questioned by attorney Mark Geragos during the Scott Peterson trial, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004. Peterson is the Modesto, Calif., man who could face the death penalty for the murder of his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

  • Betty Echols

    I commend Amber. It was a good thing she was involved with him to prove what a liar he was.

  • Robin Hull Riedlinger

    Bless you Amber for being brave and going forward to testify.

  • Katie Meier

    This article needs fact checking (and spell check). If she got married in 2006 and subsequently had two kids, there is no way they are 15 and 13.

    • eufauxria

      It should have said she had 1 child before she met scott and was pregnant during the trial, then that she got married in 2006

    • Monica Wee

      Thats right whats up with that

  • Martha Bartha

    She was a Hottie!

    • Less Whimsical

      What?? You’ve gotta be kidding me.
      She looks like a young David Bowie for Christ’s sake.

      • Martha Bartha

        I love Bowie!😱

        • 1pitbull

          Well, there you go then.

          • Martha Bartha


  • Laurie Evan

    its because of her that he is behind bars where he belongs –

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  • Botero

    In this article, the writer states that Scott strangled Laci, DISMEMBERED her and then dumped her body in SF Bay. I’ve read all of the books written about this case, watched Court TV, etc. He DID NOT dismember Laci. She was weighted down by the concrete weights that Scott had made. The harsh currents in the Bay is what dismembered her!!! Her body was banged around for about four months. The pathologist wasn’t even sure Laci was strangled. All they could say is that it was probably a “soft kill”. Get your facts right before you write!!!!

    • pamie

      Good point

  • Lambchopsuey

    How could she have gotten married in 2006 and since had two children who are now 15 and 13?? That would make it either 2021 or 2019, and I’m pretty sure it’s just 2017. Another source said her younger child is 11 – that at least works with a wedding year of 2006.

    • Shanna Jones

      She could have had kids from a previous marriage or even before marriage. She had a young daughter when she was seeing Scott.

    • Michael Gutierrez

      Reread that, lambchopsuey.
      She previously had two children,before meeting Scott Peterson(2002). Therefore, she had the children before marriage (2006)!

  • bunnihunni

    I believe Amber did it!

    • Heather

      I agree, I have always thought Amber had something to do with it and she knew it was going to happen if nothing else and later profited from Laci’s death with her book. I can’t stand her.

      • RB

        You can’t be serious…It’s scary to think idiots like you walk the earth…

    • Here we go

      She knew him 2 weeks

      • bunnihunni

        She knew him longer than 2 weeks.

        • Lolana

          Nov 20 was their first date iirc

  • jane schlachter

    His behavior is typical of a sociopath.

  • Little Donnie Ung

    I’d hit that too !

  • DiamondCutterDarcy

    This article needs some serious fact checking. Laci was not dismembered. Amber hasn’t “subsequently” had 2 kids.

  • Lauren Landoni

    Poor Scott … so handsome. What a waste


    A lot of the “evidence” surrounding this case just proves that Scott is a huge POS and a dirtbag. But doesnt prove that he killed her, it seems as if the police and the media had this guy in their crosshairs from the beginning and got tunnel vision. I think it was the people robbing the house across the street who wanted to take a witness out. Why would Scott kill her and leave the dog running around the neighbourhood? If the only evidence is the concrete pots….its pretty flimsy. Is he a scumbag? YES! Is he a cold blooded murderer? I dunno.

    • Here we go

      Her body washed up where he was fishing. 90 miles away from their home.