Nov. 28, 2007
updated 1 hour, 3 minutes ago
[Peterson came back to the coffee shop and drove Morphey to Peterson’s home. Peterson reportedly asked the man to help him move something from the house. After moving the plastic container to the SUV, the two left and Peterson dropped the man off at his own home, according to the Tribune.]
BOLINGBROOK, Illinois (AP) — A relative of former police officer Drew Peterson reportedly helped him move a large, heavy container out of his suburban home the day his wife vanished.
The allegation sparked a furious denial from Peterson’s attorney.
Peterson and his stepbrother removed the container from an upstairs bedroom and put it in his sport-utility vehicle, according to media reports that cited anonymous sources close to the investigation into Stacy Peterson’s disappearance last month.
The stepbrother, Thomas Morphey, later became distraught after learning that Stacy Peterson was missing and tried to kill himself, the Chicago Tribune and The [Joliet] Herald News reported Wednesday. [continue]
*Stepbrother reportedly attempted suicide after helping move heavy box
*Wife of former police Sgt. Drew Peterson missing since October 28
*Peterson a suspect in wife’s disappearance, police say
*Peterson says he thinks wife left him for another man