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Search For Stacy Peterson To Resume

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 7, 2010 4:20PM

Over the weekend, a "jailhouse tip" led authorities to search a farm near Peoria for the remains of Stacy Peterson. So far, the search has resulted in, well, nothing, but it looks like the investigation will resume after taking a break on Sunday. The search could start up again as soon as Tuesday, according to sources. Authorities have already searched a 10-foot-by-10-foot area of land based on the tip. There have also been some disputing of where exactly the tip came from.

State Police Master Sgt. Tom Burek would not comment on the source of the tip, but said it was "credible enough that we're here. There's investigators from the Chicago Metropolitan Area, and part of that team that are here, and because of that, it's prevalent enough that they're here. There's no doubt about that."

The Web site reported that it came from another inmate who said Drew Peterson allegedly told a fellow inmate where he buried his fourth wife, but both police and Peterson's attorney denied the report, noting that he has been in isolation while in jail awaiting trial on charges he murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Peterson attorney Joel Brodsky dismissed the search as a means to paint Drew Peterson in a negative light in advance to the Savio trial which begins July 8.