Skip to comments.Police to dig for Stacy Peterson's body near Peoria: source
Posted on 06/05/2010 7:43:53 AM PDT by sodpoodle
Working with new information in the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, authorities are set to dig in search of her body Saturday in an area east of Peoria, sources said.
Illinois State Police confirmed Saturday that they are currently following a lead in rural central Illinois regarding Petersons disappearance and have set up a media staging at a location near Peoria, according to an ISP release.
The ISP Investigation team that has been investigating the disappearance and possible homicide of Stacy Peterson is aware of the situation and at the scene, the release said.
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sod....Long time!! Wassup
Our sources say Peterson told the inmate he had an accomplice help him dispose of the body. The inmate then told authorities about his discussion with Peterson, which led them to the alleged accomplice. We’re told the accomplice informed Will County Sheriff’s officials and prosecutors that the body was buried just outside Peoria, Illinois.
Will County Sheriff’s deputies and prosecutors took the alleged accomplice to Peoria Friday, and the accomplice led them to private hunting grounds. The owner allowed authorities to enter his property and the accomplice then led them to the site where Stacy’s body was allegedly buried. The accomplice told authorities the body was stuffed in a metal drum that had been buried underground.
On Friday afternoon, authorities brought police dogs onto the property and we’re told the dogs immediately took them to the place where the witness said the body was buried. Authorities then put prongs in the soil and hit a mass below ground that could be the drum in question.
Have been absorbed in the Joran Van der Sloot debacle:
Then a poster mentioned Stacy Peterson - so here we are;)
Murderers are not really a break from politicians, but at least there is a possibility the killers will eventually pay for their crimes.
I do remember the huge search for a BLUE OIL DRUM and the tale about a long distance truck driver being asked to transport something out of Bolingbrooke. Also that Drew Peterson had a small plane parked at an airport.
Then investigations and searches for Stacy just STOPPED!!!
Prayers for resolution for Stacy's family, and justice for the evil perpetrator.
Wouldn’t that be great, Van der Sloot & Drew Peterson, all in the same weekend!
Greta & Nancy will be besides themselves if this case also becomes newsworthy - what an amazing week this has been!
Another boondoggle based on an anonymous tip. Result: Fail.
Caveat: If they find Stacy, I’ll eat a raw shrimp and post it on youtube.
FYI, psychopath *PING*
That’s just sushi.
How about a gret big bustard? With feathers! LOL!
I just never trusted Peterson’s smug, emotionless attitude about his fourth wife’s disappearance. Would seem to me that if he were smart, he would have played the anxious, gieiving husband to the hilt. But he just had this cocky attitude, almost like you could tell he thought he got away with Stacy’s murder because he believed no one would ever find the body.
I’m hoping the body is found and that Peterson’s smug look will disappear from his face. Would be nice to have him and Vandersloot brought to justice.
I wonder how many times Nancy will say BOMBSHELL!
I hope they find her for her families sake. There is most likely nothing that can be done for her now I’m sure she would’ve contacted her family by now if she were still alive but it is important for her family to atleast know where and how she died.
Twitter from a news reporter on the ground:
The state police ordered everyone away from a property they have blocked off down here in Peoria.
Waiting now for a press briefing.
That is a good link.
Looks as if we will have to wait until next week for some results.
That’s so sad for her family, but the storms in that area of the country look pretty horrific on radar, so it’s to be expected, I guess.
Locals in the area are saying that the weather has now cleared and that they think that was, in part, to get the perimeter pushed back so not everyone can see what’s going on and who they’re bringing in.
Reports are already out that the family had been told earlier today and that they were “very optimistic” that they’ll be finding Stacy’s remains, and that some of the family is actually there...
So I’m wondering if we’ll hear of a similar situation as we did with Amber Dubois recently. Remains are found but it’s a good 18 or so hours before that is made public?
I just pray that this will at last mean answers for another family that’s been waiting - if so, that’d be quite something...Amber, Natalee, and Stacy’s killers found or arrested and/or bodies found all in a matter of 3 months.
LOL -- IF they do have access to such tents, they never seem to use them.
I remember Stacey’s sister, Cassandra Cales and the anguish she had to endure because of Drew Peterson.
Prayers for all these grieving family members.
The one photo I saw of them digging did have some sort of little tent - but you could still clearly see what they were doing. LOL. Obviously didn’t quite do what they were hoping!
I think they’re up a creek with trying to keep this under wraps if they do find something, though, because if the weather’s really better, now choppers can be back up again overhead.
I do think the backpedaling off the inital reports, then the presser saying it’ll continue into tomorrow, etc. was more tactic.
The guy who owns the land also said that they had exact coordinates, and also that a prisoner was down there from where DP is, as well...so it seems like at least a large part of the intial report may wind up true...if they actually do find her body.
Guess we know where DP was on his MIA days...