Scott Peterson’s name is synonymous with the murder of his 27-year-old wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son, Connor Peterson. Laci Peterson was reported missing from her Modesto, Calif. home on Dec. 24, 2002. Her body — and Connor Peterson’s — were recovered in San Francisco Bay four months later. The baby was due in February of 2003. Scott Peterson was convicted of first-degree murder of Laci Peterson and second-degree murder of Connor Peterson back in 2004.
Scott Peterson's motives are thought to be around his desire to have a future with his girlfriend, Amber Frey, without his wife standing in his way of the relationship. Amber Frey didn’t originally know that Scott Peterson was married. They were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend who Scott Peterson had just met at a conference. And their relationship lasted just six weeks from start to finish.
Still, she quickly found herself caught up in one of the nation’s most high-profile murder cases. So, where is she now?
Amber Frey has gone on to find success post-trial.
Now 45 years old, Amber Frey has managed to find some semblance of a normal life after finding herself a lead prosecutor witness in the Scott Peterson trial. Today, she is a practicing massage therapist (as she was when she first met Scott Peterson). She is said to have opened her own day spa in central California. Amber Frey is also a traveler, outdoor enthusiast, successful author, and proud mom of two children: Ayiana Frey and Justin Dean Markovich.
After her relationship with Scott Peterson ended, Amber Frey dated Fresno chiropractor and longtime friend Dr. David Markovich in 2003, who is Justin Dean’s father. Amber Frey's daughter, Ayiana Frey, was a baby when was briefly involved with Scott Peterson. Information about Ayiana's father has not been made public. In 2006, Amber Frey went on to marry law enforcement officer Robert Hernandez,. The couple was divorced two years later in 2008.
Amber Frey's book covers helping law officers take Scott Peterson down.
Amber Frey’s book, Witness: For the Prosecution of Scott Peterson, was released in January of 2005. In it, she shares her shocking realization that he'd been involved in the disappearance of his wife, and journey helping the Modesto Police Department build their case against him. This includes recording personal conversations and reporting back to law enforcement. The tapes were reportedly played during Scott Peterson’s trial as evidence against him, playing a significant role in the trial.
“Amber's whole world was turned upside down in the process [of the trial,” as her book description reads.
"Witness is the chilling story of how a young woman became ensnared in Scott Peterson's web of lies, then risked everything to seek justice for Laci Peterson and her unborn child, Conner. It is also a story of forgiveness and faith, and of one woman's struggle to live with an open and honest heart.”
Wishing Amber Frey and her family all the best.