UPDATE:Fox Breaking News-Woman’s body found in Chicago NOT that of either missing women

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Fox News Live TV just announced the body found in Chicago was not that of either Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic.

Woman’s body found in Chicago (possibly that of Stacy Peterson’s)

Last Update: 1/25 11:37 pm


A badly decomposed body found near train tracks in Lyons, Illinois has sparked unsubstantiated speculation that it could be the remains of missing Stacy Peterson.

The body appears to be a female with reddish-blonde hair, according to a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department, reports CNN…….

The body was found about 20 miles from the Petersons’ home near the train tracks around 2 p.m. Friday.  A city surveyor found the remains frozen  …….. Artcle Source

CNN’s Susan Roesgen reported the following

Speaking to Nancy Grace on CNN Headline News, Drew Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky, said local authorities have already asked a state task force working on Stacy Peterson’s disappearance not to get involved.

I can tell you, it is not Stacy,” Brodsky said. “I can guarantee you that.”

Brodsky offered no proof of his assertion.

Drew Peterson vs Media Interesting Slideshow

Chicago Tribune

December 12, 2007
Drew Peterson vs Media

Slideshow I feel depicting the demeanor of a not so saddened husband who has lost his wife but this is my opinion-flagranny2

         1 of 30 images (click on the picture)

Drew Peterson talks with the media outside his Bolingbrook, Ill., home on Tuesday. Peterson was very upset that an ABC photographer continued to photograph his two young children after he requested him to stop earlier in the day. (Tribune photo by John Smierciak / December 11, 2007

Peterson warrants seek GPS information

Thu Dec 6, 12:07 PM ET
Source: Yahoo News-news.yahoo.com

Dive teams search the waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal as part of their investigation of the disappearance of Stacy Peterson in Lockport, Ill., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007.

Dive teams search the waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal as part of their investigation of the disappearance of Stacy Peterson in Lockport, Ill., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007. Peterson was last seen Oct. 28. Authorities have named her husband Drew Peterson as a suspect and said the case is a potential homicide. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey) BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – Investigators searching for an ex-police officer’s wife are focusing on the Global Positioning System in her husband’s vehicle along with “biological material” and other physical evidence, according to a published report 

The Chicago Tribune reported in its Thursday editions that it obtained a warrant served on Drew Peterson in the investigation of his missing 23-year-old wife, Stacy.

The warrant called for the seizure of items containing plastic shavings, blood, bodily fluids, fingernail scrapings, palm or fingerprints, chemicals that may alter body decomposition and other “biological material that may be evidence of the offense of first-degree murder.”

A separate warrant executed Nov. 1 and also obtained by the newspaper indicates authorities sought “all GPS records, cellular service records, logging records or any other electronic records in the possession of OnStar Inc.” relating to a 2005 GMC Yukon Denali driven by Peterson.

The warrant did not say what investigators sought to learn from OnStar, General Motors‘ driver assistance subscription service. OnStar spokesman Jim Kobus said the service does not track subscribers’ vehicles.

Tuesday’s warrant omitted specific language about OnStar; in its place was a generic description that included “in-dash GPS navigation systems,” according to the Tribune.

Joel Brodsky, Peterson’s attorney, on Thursday told The Associated Press that the newspaper’s description of the warrants “is accurate,” but did not comment further.

Stacy Peterson was last seen Oct. 28 and reported missing by her family the next day. Drew Peterson, a longtime member of the Bolingbrook Police Department until he quit after his wife went missing, has denied any involvement in her disappearance. He has said he believes his wife left him for another man and is alive.

The most recent warrant also sought objects containing or having traces of blue plastic, lead weights, plastic shavings and scuff marks, circular impressions or carpet indentations and any other indication of a plastic or barrel-like object.

A nonprofit group helping to search for Stacy Peterson has said police asked them to look for a blue plastic barrel large enough to hide a body.

Authorities also are investigating the death of Peterson’s ex-wife, Kathleen Savio, whose body was found in her bathtub in 2004. Her death initially was ruled an accidental drowning. But when Peterson disappeared, the Will County State’s Attorney’s office opened another investigation into the case and has said it appears her death was a homicide staged to look like an accident.

Reports: Peterson relative helped move box the day Stacy vanished

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]

Story Highlights
*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

Police Identify Person Believed to Have Helped Ex-Cop Drew Peterson Move Large Barrel

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Illinois State police have identified the person they think may have helped former police sergeant Drew Peterson move a large blue barrel from his bedroom to his vehicle the day after his 23-year-old wife was reported missing.

A law enforcement source tells WFLD FOX Chicago that the man who helped load a barrel into Peterson’s SUV tried to commit suicide the next day.

Stacy Peterson, a mother of two and Peterson’s fourth wife, was reported missing Oct. 29 by her family after she failed to show up to a friend’s house. Drew Peterson is a suspect in her disappearance.

Volunteers searching for any signs of Stacy are looking for the barrel. Neighbors say Peterson had a blue barrel in his backyard.

Peterson’s neighbor told police last week that he saw Peterson and the man load a barrel “big enough to put someone in” into the former police officer’s SUV, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.

On Monday, 64 special agents with the FBI joined the search for Stacy to help state authorities in their investigation.

“I’m not saying that we’re going to be able to solve the case,” said FBI agent Ross Rice. “I’m certainly not going to predict if or when it will ever be solved but having additional resources certainly can’t hurt.

Meanwhile, Will County prosecutors reopened the investigation into the death of Peterson’s third ex-wife, Kathleen Savio. Savio, 40, died in a bathtub in March 2004. Prosecutors say the death appeared to be staged to conceal a homicide and recently exhumed her body for a second autopsy.

Illinois State Police told FOX News on Sunday that “new information” prompted its appeal for more information about possible sightings of the cars that belong to Stacy Peterson or her husband, Drew, around the time that the woman vanished.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have seen the vehicles on Oct. 28 or 29 — the time of the 23-year-old Bolingbrook mother’s disappearance — to come forward. Police have released photos of the vehicles: A dark Blue 2005 GMC Yukon Denali belonging to Drew and the second a purple 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, belonging to Stacy, and asked the public to call its tipline at 815-740-0678 or “America’s Most Wanted” at 800-274-6388.

Both vehicles were impounded by police on Nov. 1, and are still in police possession because of search warrant seizures.

UPDATE-Stacy Peterson:FBI To Join Search For Stacy Peterson

updated 6:13 p.m. ET,Sun., Nov. 25, 2007

A Mysterious Letter? 
Peterson claims he received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his missing wife……

The following info is taken from the main site at MSNBC

JOLIET, Ill. – The FBI will join the search for Stacy Peterson on Monday.

Charles Pelkie, a spokesman for the Will County state’s attorney, said the FBI’s involvement makes it possible for the U.S. Navy to provide technical assistance in water searches.

The Illinois State Police remains the lead agency in the investigation. Pelkie says the state police will brief FBI investigators on Monday. It has been four weeks since 23-year-old wife of former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson vanished. Authorities have said they believe the 2004 death of Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio, was a homicide staged to look like an accidental drowning. Peterson has not been called a suspect in Savio’s death, but authorities have said they suspect him in Stacy Peterson’s disappearance.

Peterson appears on the latest issue of People Magazine with the headline, ‘Did He Kill Two Wives’? Inside, Peterson said his wives disappointed him and said he is preparing to be arrested.

Peterson also appears on the cover of Friday’s Sun-Times, which reported a neighbor saw Peterson and a second man load a large blue barrel into his SUV hours after his wife, Stacy, was last seen alive.

That SUV is in police custody.

A Mysterious Letter?

Peterson claims he received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his missing wife and has turned it over to investigators, according to his attorney Joel Brodsky. But a close friend of Stacy Peterson’s family said she doubts the letter is a legitimate tip.

Drew Peterson received the letter Wednesday, and didn’t open it until Thursday, the attorney said. Peterson, who has been named a suspect by authorities investigating his 23-year-old wife’s disappearance, immediately called the Illinois State Police and his attorneys to notify them, Brodsky said.

Brodsky released a written statement on Thursday describing the letter Drew Peterson said he received. It carried a Peoria, Ill., postmark and was dated Nov. 19. It detailed an encounter the writer had with Stacy Peterson on Nov. 12 at a Kroger grocery store, the attorney said in the statement.  [to continue click on MSNBC above]

Possible Policy Violations Put Peterson’s Pension In Jeopardy

Peterson’s pension is in jeopardy after investigators discovered several crimes unrelated to the disappearance of the 53-year-old’s young wife and mysterious drowning of his third wife, according to a report in Thursday’s Chicago Tribune.

Illinois State Police Captain Carl Dobrich told the Tribune 64 officers are now assigned full-time to investigate the disappearance of Stacy Peterson and the death of third wife Kathleen Savio.

Dobrich said in the course of the investigation, detectives discovered evidence Peterson might have violated Bolingbrook Police Department policies.  [to continue click on MSNBC above]

Stacy’s ‘Friend’ Comes Forward

Rossetto told reporters after his testimony that he and the now-missing woman exchanged racy text messages that could have been misinterpreted …….   [to continue click on MSNBC above]

Also see links to the following related stories:
* Previous Video: Grand Jury Testimony
* Previous Video: Was Coroner’s Jury Influenced?
* Previous Video: Perez Interviews Peterson
* Previous Video: Watch Second’Today Show’Interview
* Previous Video: Peterson Talks With Reporters, Says He’s
  ‘Feeling Tired’
* Images: The Search For Stacy
* Survey: Has Media Coverage Been Fair?

UPDATE:STACIE PETERSON-Authorities: Cop is a suspect in wife’s vanishing

Friday, November 09, 2007

It is official- Stacie Peterson’s husband is now considered a suspect in the disappearance of his missing wife and the case has now shifted from a missing person to a potential homicide.  Plans are now to Exhume 3rd Ex-Wife’s Body

This article has been revised and edited as the original source is no longer available.  This has the same information as well as the same date but is available on foxnews.com.  

I apologize to those who read the original one recently only to find when you clicked on “for the full story” the information and the rest of the story was no longer available.  Again I apologize for any inconvenience it caused anyone. 

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. —  Authorities named a Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant a suspect Friday in the disappearance of his 23-year-old wife and announced plans to exhume the body of his ex-wife.

“Drew Peterson went to being a person of interest to clearly a suspect,” said Illinois State Police Capt. Carl Dobrich at a press conference, adding that the case has shifted to a potential homicide case.

Peterson’s ex-wife, Kathleen Savio, was found dead in her bathtub in 2004, and at the time, her death was ruled accidental. Peterson’s current wife, Stacy, disappeared Oct. 29.

James Glasgow, the Will County State’s Attorney, said there are strong indications that Savio’s death was a homicide.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that it wasn’t an accident,” Glasgow said.

Will County Coroner Patrick O’Neil, who reviewed Savio’s autopsy, said earlier this week that there were aspects of her death that concerned him.

The autopsy report found that Savio had a one-inch “blunt laceration” on the left side of her scalp, her “hair is soaked with blood” and she also had abrasions or bruises on seven different places on her body.

Family members have long suspected that Savio didn’t drown accidentally in her bathtub as ruled by the coroner’s office, Melissa Marie Doman, Savio’s niece, said.

“I am all for it, along with the rest of my family, because something just was never right,” Doman said. “I can’t really say who, but someone did something. I don’t think it was an accident.

When prosecutors learned of Stacy Peterson’s disappearance, they reopened the investigation of Savio’s death.

Stacy Peterson was reported missing Oct. 29 after she didn’t arrive at a friend’s house. Drew Peterson began dating Stacy when she was 17. They have two children, ages 2 and 4. Drew Peterson recently told reporters that he believes his wife is alive and said he is being treated unfairly in this case.

Drew Peterson divorced Kathleen Savio, but financial issues hadn’t been finalized when her body was found in her bathtub in 2004. There was no water in the tub.

For photos and a blog by Jamie Colby titled “Inside Drew Peterson’s House” [click here]

The Associated Press contributed to this report.