I dont know if any of you have been following or are aware of the story of Drew Peterson?
It is an interesting story.
Here's some background;
Drew Walter Peterson
(born January 6, 1954) is a former Bolingbrook, Illinois
, police sergeant who is suspected of killing his third and fourth wives.
The story has received national media attention in the United States. Peterson has repeatedly denied involvement in both cases. In the non-fiction book Fatal Vows
, Chicago journalist Joseph Hosey maintains that Drew Peterson believed he would never be charged in either wife's case. On May 7, 2009, Peterson was indicted by the Will County Grand Jury
and charged for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio
Now here is where it gets interesting. A badly decomposed body was found in the Des Plaines river yesterday.
We have no idea who it is yet. And there are sadly many, many women that are missing every year. The chances are this isnt. But here is what the Chicago Tribune had to say;
An autopsy will be performed today on the badly decomposed human remains found by a cleanup crew working Wednesday afternoon on the Des Plaines River.
The key question: Is the body that of either the missing Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic? But authorities say there is no timetable for making a determination.
This morning, Illinois State police dive crews were in the river east of the spot where the remains were found. Other investigators were scouring the shore area for clues.
The remains--reportedly mainly bones--were found along the banks of the river near Channahon, just west of Interstate Highway 55, an area where searchers have looked for Peterson since she disappeared Oct. 28, 2007.
Speculation spread that the remains might also be those of Stebic, the Plainfield mother who disappeared in April 2007. Stacy Peterson's family was alerted to the discovery by state police.
Authorities would not discuss the condition of the remains, whether they were male or female, or if clothing was found on the body. Officials said there is no timetable as to when they will be able to make a positive identification.
Drew Peterson is now in jail on murder charges in the 2004 death of his previous wife, Kathleen Savio. The former Bolingbrook police sergeant has pleaded not guilty. He has not been charged in connection with Stacy Peterson's disappearance, but has denied any responsibility there, too.
Investigators from many agencies remained at the riverbank late Wednesday searching for evidence.
The crew found the body around 2:30 p.m. in brush on the river shoreline, said the manager of Mugzy's Hideout, a bar in the Big Basin Marina.
"We've been called," said Pam Bosco, a spokeswoman for Stacy Peterson's family. "We're in contact by phone. We're just waiting to hear more information. For confirmation though, they said it's going to be a little bit of time."
Melanie Greenberg, a spokeswoman for Lisa Stebic's family, said: "If it is [her], the overwhelming feeling would be relief that we found her and that there is resolution."
Earlier in the day, the Will County state's attorney announced the special grand jury investigating the Peterson and Stebic cases had not returned indictments related to their disappearances.
Attorney Joel Brodsky visited Peterson in jail Wednesday night and appeared unfazed by the speculation the body could be Stacy's.
"I wish I had $10,000 for every time they pulled a body out of a river in the Chicago area," Brodsky said. "People will assume what they want to assume."