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Search For Stacy Peterson Called Off


It should not be a huge surprise to most folks that around 6pm, the forensic anthropologist working with State Police gave up his search.

Nothing was found during the day-long search.

A police source was asked if he was optimistic about the lead — which reportedly came from a prison inmate — the source said: “I’m not convinced yet, put it that way.”

Police were digging in an area close to the Kickapoo River outside of Peoria that was extremely muddy due to recent heavy rains.

Police had told the family that the tip was a good lead.

TMZ reported the tip came from another inmate, however that has been refuted by the Wills County Sheriff’s Department.

Chicago Sun Times

  1. FRG
    06/07/2010 at 1:30 pm

    I was so happy when LE decided to search again for Stacy Peterson, her family deserves some closure. I feel so sorry for them, I really do. Probably Drew Peterson threw her in a place where nobody could ever find her, he was a cop and he certainly knows how to dispose of a body. This is so sick.

  2. donchais
    06/07/2010 at 2:15 pm

    Hey FRG!

    What has me stumped is that it was supposedly an inmate who told authorities yet later, the Sheriff’s Department said it was NOT an inmate!

    LE must have felt it was a strong lead or they wouldn’t have spent the time, energy and dollars on an all-day search!

    Don’t know when, but I do believe Stacy will be found and Drew will go down for her murder!

  3. ritanita
    06/07/2010 at 9:23 pm

    I watched Jane Velez-Mitchell tonight; apparently the search is possibly still on pending the use of ground-penetrating radar. Must be one huge tip if this is true.


    Harn, whose work in 2005 led to the arrest of serial killer Larry Bright, said he suggested investigators use ground-penetrating radar or a magnetometer that locates underground metals if they want to continue searching the rural site for Stacy Peterson’s remains.

    “I suspect I’ll probably be going back out there,” Harn added.

    A State Police spokesman wouldn’t confirm that investigators plan to return to the site, but hinted more work might done there soon.

  4. 06/08/2010 at 12:34 am

    Local newspapers are reporting search may resume as early as tomorrow. We have had some lousy weather this weekend (including damaging tornados that hit in the approx. 25 miles between my home and the dig site). Today was nice, hope the same for tomorrow. I did a blog about the local reports.

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