Investigators searched a muddy stretch of remote central Illinois Saturday for the remains of the fourth wife of Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer awaiting trial for the murder of his previous spouse.
State police and other law enforcement agencies were searching rural land “thick with timber” near Peoria for signs of Stacy Peterson, said state police Master Sgt. Tom Burek.
Rains have reduced the land to a “muddy mess” meaning that parts are inaccessible by vehicle and investigators have had to comb the area on foot, Burek said.
He wouldn’t say when the search began or how large the search area is. He also wouldn’t confirm where the lead came from or how credible police thought it might be.
“We follow up on every lead,” he said.
Investigators have pursued several tips about Stacy Peterson’s disappearance over the years, including sending divers into murky Chicago-area waters.
Drew Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky, called the most recent search “patently ridiculous.”
“Drew’s position from day one has always been that she ran off with another man, because that’s what she told him,” Brodsky said. “This is just another in a long line of unsubstantiated rumors about Drew Peterson, all of which have proved to be false.”
****Drew Petersons attorney, Joel Brodsky, called the most recent search patently ridiculous.****
Hey Joel - perhaps Stacey was murdered and buried by the *other man* she ran off with. Don’t tell us you forgot Drew’s alibi...that would be really stupid.