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Missing Women ...

By Margaret Lyons in News on Oct 30, 2007 3:00PM

Is it just us, or does it seem like there's been a huge increase in the number of missing persons stories? This can't all be the Sun-Times' doing, right?

2007_10_29.alma.jpegA Chicago Heights woman has been missing since Sunday afternoon. Alma Mendez went jogging in the forest preserve in South Chicago Heights and hasn't been heard from since. The Southtown says Mendez is 5 foot 4, but the Trib says she's 4 foot 11. If you've seen her, contact the Chicago Heights police at 708-756-6424.

Illinois state police are investigating the disappearance of 23-year-old Stacy Peterson of Bolingbrook. Peterson is married to Sgt. Drew Peterson, who's been a Bolingbrook police officer for 29 years. Sgt. Peterson's previous wife died in 2004 when she was found drowned in a dry bathtub.

Finally, Lisa Stebic has been missing for six full months. Her family is holding a vigil tonight.