Speaking of Psychos: Cops May Have Found Body of Drew Peterson’s Missing Fourth Wife (w/Update)
UPDATE (6/22/10): They only found the bones of an opossum in that field. Peterson must have been trying to have a laugh before the trial of the drowning death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, begins in three weeks. His defense attorneys are trying to ban any mention of fourth wife Stacy’s disappearance from court records.
Let’s hope there’s enough DNA evidence to get this ex-cop (and the accomplice) once and for all for the disappearance and murder of Stacy Peterson. But something is gnawing at me as to whether this whole thing is a set-up. We’ll all find out sooner or later today. They’re digging and sorting as I write this.
Apparently, TMZ was on it from the start.
Our sources say Peterson told the inmate he had an accomplice help him dispose of the body. The inmate then told authorities about his discussion with Peterson, which led them to the alleged accomplice. We’re told the accomplice informed Will County Sheriff’s officials and prosecutors that the body was buried just outside Peoria, Illinois.
Will County Sheriff’s deputies and prosecutors took the alleged accomplice to Peoria Friday, and the accomplice led them to private hunting grounds. The owner allowed authorities to enter his property and the accomplice then led them to the site where Stacy’s body was allegedly buried. The accomplice told authorities the body was stuffed in a metal drum that had been buried underground.
On Friday afternoon, authorities brought police dogs onto the property and we’re told the dogs immediately took them to the place where the witness said the body was buried. Authorities then put prongs in the soil and hit a mass below ground that could be the drum in question.
If the poor woman is found, you can bet that this will be a true crime extravaganza. It will make people ponder just who must be making deals in the Next Lifetime, let me tell you, as to when their killers’ time is up. Karma is a bitch. Joran van der Sloot nabbed and extradited back to Peru about the murder of a Peruvian girl that happened on the fifth anniversary to the day of Natalie Holloway’s disappearance (with another extradition back to Aruba being pondered, no doubt). Now, only a few days later, it just may be that this smirking creepster’s dirty work will be found out as well. Do you know that the freak is on Twitter trawling for friends? He’s got nearly 7500 followers. I found that out to my horror a couple of months ago. Oh hell no, I’m not following him. I blocked him. Fck him and the horses he whipped to get here.
The Chicago Sun Times,however, provided a correction to TMZ’s assertions:
Sources would not reveal what the new information was, or where it came from. Although they did dispute a TMZ.com report that the latest tip came from inmate who had spoken with Drew Peterson as late as Thursday. TMZ.com, citing sources, said the inmate passed along the tip to law enforcement.
Sources do confirm that law enforcement, using dogs, searched a hunting area east of Peoria Friday. They are set to return Saturday to dig in an specific area.
Joel Brodsky, an attorney for Drew Peterson, called the TMZ.com story “ridiculous” and factually inaccurate, saying, “Drew is in isolation. He doesn’t have any contact with other prisoners.”
Pam Bosco, a spokeswoman for Stacy Peterson’s family, also said several claims in TMZ.com’s story are not true, but said the family is “very hopeful at this point” based on information the Illinois State Police has shared with the family.
“They seem to be really positive that this will be something that will help the case,” Bosco said. State police haven’t given family details about the nature of the lead or where the tip came from, but “we’ve just been told it’s a very good lead and they’re very hopeful.”
Well, Peterson may not have contact with other inmates, but he sure is burning the Internet looking for contacts and a chance to act out. Now all the cops and deputies have to do now is find out where Mitrice Richardson is, and it will be a worthwhile trifecta.