More Twists and Turns in the Stacy Peterson Case
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Apr 30, 2009 5:40PM
It's been an interesting couple of days in the case of Stacy Peterson's disappearance. While D-Pete, who has never met a camera he doesn't love, showed up on national television again last week in the wake of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of
deceased murdered third wife Kathleen Savio, there are some new happenings in the case of missing fourth wife Stacy. News came from NBC 5 yesterday that police and Coast Guard officials were searching a canal for possible evidence. D-Pete attorney Joel Brodsky dismissed the actions, saying, "They did it all last summer. They're doing it again, so I don't think it's of any significance." Pam Bosco, spokeswoman for Stacy's family, was more optimistic, saying, "I think what we can take from that is that they're still considering this a very important investigation, and that it's very active. We believe she can be found yet, and so we want to put all our efforts into doing our searches. Yet we believe that eventually we will find Stacy."
But that's not the only new development in the case. Fox Chicago anchor Jeff Goldblatt received documents showing the case prosecutors are building against D-Pete, including an alleged timeline of his actions in the days surround Stacy's disappearance. The documents were stolen from an Illinois State Police car (WTF?) and also include a police report from the night of Savio's murder.
The timeline alone lays out in great detail what investigators think happened to Stacy Peterson and what Drew did with her body. According to the documents, they note Stacy was dead by 10:59 am on October 28th. That night, they describe Drew removing the body with his step brother Tom Morphey in a "large blue round plastic container weighing approximately 150 pounds with screw on top with clear plastic protruding from outside."
As for what Drew did with the body, the timeline indicates they believe he may have disposed of it in a quarry in the Bolingbrook area.
Fox Chicago News contacted the State's Attorney's office about the documents. A spokesman told us he was aware they were stolen but did not think our story would compromise their investigation.
Once again, Brodsky went on the dismissive, saying, "Any timeline they have is purely speculative."
Update: It seems D-Pete was on Mancow's show on WLS yesterday when Stacy's sister, Cassandra Cales, called in to confront him. The Sun-Times has the audio.