The Search Continues...
By Laura Oppenheimer in News on Nov 2, 2007 8:45PM
Stacy Peterson, a 23-year-old Bolingbrook woman, has now been missing for five days. Though police are still calling their investigation a missing person search (and not a homicide investigation,) it can't be good that they are searching a nearby pond.
Today's news has three main parts:
The actual investigation: Two days before she disappeared, Stacy Peterson told husband Drew Peterson that she wanted a divorce, according to her aunt, Suzan Robison. The next day, Peterson told her sister that "she feared for her life." Robison told the Trib that "he followed [Stacy]... tracked her with GPS on her cell phone, called her constantly." In addition to searching the pond, police also searched the couple's two cars and destroyed their Halloween decorations.
The strange behavior of the husband: When Drew Peterson left the house this morning, he chose to do so in an unusual get-up; he had on a baseball cap, sunglasses and an American flag bandanna over his face.
The media circus: Fox News's Greta Van Susteren and O.J.-witness Mark Fuhrman showed up yesterday to do a live national broadcast. As many as three different news helicopters swarmed over the house as the state police searched it. And the story was the front page of the Sun-Times again.
Drew Peterson has said he believes his wife left on her own and hasn't been harmed; her relatives have a different take on the situation. ""She wouldn't leave like this at all. She would never leave her kids," step-sister, Kerry Simmons told the Sun-Times. "It's not like her at all."
Anyone with information about Stacy Peterson should call (815) 726-6377.
Tribune photo of Drew Peterson