What Is Amber Frey Doing In 2017? Scott Peterson's Ex-Girlfriend Has Moved On From The Case
It's been 15 years since Amber Frey called a tip line and began working with police to build a case against her then-boyfriend, Scott Peterson — a decision that would irrevocably catapult her into the national spotlight. In the years that followed, Scott Peterson was sentenced to death for the 2002 murder of his eight-and-a-half-month-pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son. Frey has since put the trial behind her, but as A&E retraces the case for new docuseries The Murder Of Laci Peterson, it's worth asking: What is Amber Frey doing now?
At the time of Laci's death, Frey was a single mom in her late 20s living in Fresno and working as a massage therapist. According to Rolling Stone, she was introduced to Scott by a friend in November 2002 and began a romantic relationship with him, allegedly unaware that he was married and had a baby on the way. According to RS, in early December, he allegedly told Frey that Laci — who was then still very much alive — had died, and it was his first holiday without her.
When reports of Laci's disappearance surfaced later that month, Frey knew something was off. Prosecutors involved in the case told People that she called the police station six days after Laci was reported missing to let them know that she had been dating Scott. The authorities then began working with Frey to gather evidence. Per Rolling Stone, she recorded over 29 hours of her phone calls with Scott for police review.
In 2004, he was sentenced to death by lethal injection, and is currently being held in San Quentin State Prison on death row.
Shortly afterward, Frey published Witness: For The Prosecution of Scott Peterson, an autobiographical account of her involvement in the case. She told ABC News in 2007 that she had not had any further communication with Scott and was moving on with her life. The outlet also reported that she'd married corrections Officer Robert Hernandez, who she met after she moved into his neighborhood with her two children. They settled in a small city in central California, where she opened a day spa.
In an essay for Today in 2015, she wrote that the business later failed, that she lost her house during the market crash, and that she'd gone through a divorce (assumedly from Hernandez), but that all of those challenges helped shape her into the woman she is now. That same year, she told the publication that she didn't regret anything about getting involved with the case.
Frey appeared in Oxygen's Snapped Notorious in May, but it doesn't appear that she's provided any updates about her personal life as of late. She was, however, interviewed for A&E's series, so hopefully that will help shed some more light on what her life is like today.