State Cops & FBI Searching For Stacy Peterson in Hammel Woods

A helicopter, police dogs, state cops and federal agents were searching for missing mom Stacy Peterson in Hammel Woods Monday.

Federal agents and state cops searched through Hammel Woods forest preserve in Shorewood Monday looking for signs of missing mom Stacy Peterson.


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A state police source confirmed that the operation—which included at least one helicopter and police dogs—was part of the search effort for the Bolingbrook mother, who disappeared in October 2007.

Weeks after Stacy vanished, state police officials named her husband, Drew Peterson, 58, as the sole suspect in the investigation the then-23-year-old's disappearance.

Peterson has never been charged with harming Stacy, but was convicted in September of .

Savio, the third of Peterson's four wives, was found drowned in her dry bathtub in March 2004. The state police quickly concluded Savio perished in a freak accident but were forced re-examine that theory after Stacy mysteriously disappeared.

Prior to the search, the state police told forest preserve officials they were doing nothing more in Hammel Woods than training, said Bruce Hodgdon, the spokesman for the Will County Forest Preserve.

Joan Hyde, a spokeswoman for the FBI's Chicago office, confirmed that agents were in Hammel Woods "working with ISP as part of an ongoing criminal investigation."

The state police source said the operation was not prompted by a recent tip or breakthrough in the investigation, but was merely one of a number of periodic searches. These searches are conducted in areas that investigators believe Stacy's body may have been left, and Shorewood contains a number of them.

Peterson's stepbrother, Thomas Morphey, has said Peterson enlisted him in an effort to frame former Shorewood resident Scott Rossetto for Stacy's murder. Peterson believed Stacy and Rossetto were carrying on romantically behind his back, Morphey and other sources have said.

Officials have said they found cell phone activity from Stacy's cell phone in the Shorewood area around the time she disappeared.

Annette November 08, 2012 at 02:04 PM
yes I agree, and DP had the abilities to put a tail on Rossetto to know his activity and locations at the time of her dissapearance. i would be colaborating w/Rossetto to look in the areas he was when she went missing. I just dont understand why DP "the primary suspect" and the interview w/the stepbrother was not further investigated? The fact that the stepbrother attempted to kill himself and what he had reported to investigators, They should have NEVER STOPPED LOOKING FOR STACEY PETERSON! Unbelievable! Somewhere I saw a photo of a Blue barrel on the edge of some waterway! What was that lead reported to be? Did it ever get investigated? Where is that blue barrel now? All that I can say to the FBI is: FIND STACEY PETERSON, NOW!
Annette November 08, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Did you contact the FBI on this lead? That's Important REALLY Information! I mean it! Demand it be looked into because that is the kind of criminal DP is! Just like a Mobster!
Annette November 08, 2012 at 02:22 PM
They should take it (his house) to the GROUND! There should be NO STONE LEFT UNTURNED until they find her! If they had not been so slack to begin with...They would have already found her. And...I thought that the Half/step brother Had only attempted to kill himself? I didnt know he was dead too. Well if thats the case, Alot of people are coming up missing, drowned, and committed suicide that are in DP INTER-CIRCLE! HUMMMMM...FBI: Jeezz we are stumpted, we just cant see to connect the dots here, Its a DEAD END TRAIL. what the hell?
Annette November 08, 2012 at 02:31 PM
yep OJ - double murder, Scott Peteson- wife and unborn baby son, Drew peterson- 3rd wife 4th wife & possible half brother. Never let Drew peterson get away with this! Never stop till she comes home! Pray everyday for her to be found.
charlies angel November 08, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Why don't you guys start your own forum and discuss your religious views there.
Despiser of Obama November 08, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Nancy religion is freedom of speech. Are you afraid of it.
Francis' Best Friend November 08, 2012 at 04:34 PM
This has nothing to do with free speech, Francis. It's the fact that this whole story had nothing to do with religion until you started spamming it across this board. I have a vision that one day, you'll be building a shed or something and you'll smack your head on a plank of wood. Then you will have this great realization that you have been a jerk to everyone on this website and apologize to everyone for your horrible talk on here. I still like how you continue to think that everyone else has no idea you switch your name each time you get banned.
Despiser of Obama November 08, 2012 at 04:54 PM
FBF if you learn how to read? Snicker! Linda brought God into this topic first and I retorted ! Plus I'm a disciple of who ever you think I'am. Can't stop us now. :-)
Francis' Best Friend November 08, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Disciple, were did you learn to retort? Disciple 9:15 pm on Monday, November 5, 2012 If Drew ever decided to confess to a Priest for what he has done, his sins will be absolved and he still can go to heaven. Remember Saint Longinus? The first time Linda brought up religion was a full day later. It's OK though. I already was expecting you'd make up an excuse. We're all used to it by now
Despiser of Obama November 08, 2012 at 06:01 PM
FBF still none of your business. I was stating a true and honest fact. Let me guess , you're another one afraid of religion. You and others are like the Government trying to silent us and trying to force our religion to do things the way the President is trying to do. We are here to stay and the so called President will lose his fight with us.
Francis' Best Friend November 08, 2012 at 08:20 PM
I like how you get called out on something and then say "none of your business." As if this whole thing was your story/business in the first place. Then you change the topic. Also, I'm fairly sure I'm not afraid of religion. As well as think that the president is trying to silent religious people. I mean, unless you are for the Westboro Baptist Church picketing fallen soldiers funerals. Which it is now illegal to picket from 2 hours before, to 2 hours after a funeral. Other than that, not much has changed. Just more people becoming more outspoken about religious beliefs/non-beliefs. Not even in a bad way, just more willing to talk about what they really feel. Which apparently upsets you.
Francis' Best Friend November 08, 2012 at 08:23 PM
You can believe what you want, but telling me I'm going to rot in hell or float in purgatory just seems a bit rude. There's a difference from people telling others what they believe and why they believe it/why they think you should believe it, to the people who will become upset/angry and tell you how horrible of a person you are because of what you believe (not even about something a person has done, just what they believe). Just seems a bit close minded and rude, is all.
Despiser of Obama November 08, 2012 at 08:28 PM
FBF Obama sucks and he thinks he will be able to force the HHR mandate on the Catholics. He's going to lose the fight against the religious freedom movement. And the ones turning their back and being outspoken against religion are turning to intrinsic evil.
Despiser of Obama November 08, 2012 at 08:32 PM
FBF I didn't mention anywhere that you are going to purgatory. Guilty Conscience?
Francis' Best Friend November 08, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Disciple, I'll say that purgatory bit wasn't directed at a statement you made, just a generalization. You were talking about it earlier and I'm just saying it doesn't seem beyond you to say something like that. And there is nothing anyone can say that can convince me or any other logical thinking person, that the "HHS" ideas are problematic. They aren't forcing anyone to get contraception. But I'm sure you have other thoughts on that too.
Despiser of Obama November 08, 2012 at 09:08 PM
HHS mandate is still trying to force Catholic groups to put contraception in their health insurance premiums for their employees. That's why several Archbishops have filed lawsuits against the Obama administration and HHS. We just had a large rally a couple of weeks ago Downtown to protest the HHS mandate. And yes, HHS is problematic in every sense.
Francis' Best Friend November 08, 2012 at 09:12 PM
You're right. Sorry. Disease prevention cause many issues.
Despiser of Obama November 08, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Plus us/we Catholics have been told that our religion had no place in politics and we should stay in the background. Well guess what people, we Catholics are the people of the U.S./Constitution too and have our rights to speak out and fight our political views to the very end.
Despiser of Obama November 08, 2012 at 09:16 PM
FBF best disease control, don't put it where it doesn't belong and if you don't know the person the first night you met them don't do anything.
Despiser of Obama November 08, 2012 at 09:20 PM
The issue is that HHS is also trying to tell Catholic groups and hospitals they may have to dispense condoms too. Not a chance in hell.
Francis' Best Friend November 08, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Because people you know for a long time couldn't possible have an STD and if they did everyone would disclose these things? Also there are several STDs that a person can carry for quite some time without having any symptons and still pass it right along.
Despiser of Obama November 08, 2012 at 09:45 PM
That's one law I have no problem with if passed. . Mandatory test before marriage for STD's or be tested as ones annual check up to nip it in the bud.
Aussienat November 12, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Sheesh. There are so many people here just guessing at stuff. For one thing, the step-brother Thomas Morphey did not kill himself. He attempted to kill himself. And he has already given a statement to the FBI about Drew trying to get him to help with hiding what he believes was Stacy's body. Read up on the case people. Best place for all the comprehensive info is at justice cafe on wordpress.
Aussienat November 12, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Oh and the 'was' was nothing more than a glider. Not really the right vessel for flying a dead body around in.
Aussienat November 12, 2012 at 02:56 AM
That wouldn't surprise me at all. Of course, he would be breaking attorney/client privilege if he told, but ethics have never been a problem for brodders before.
Aussienat November 12, 2012 at 03:01 AM
What happened? The blue barrel has never been found. I believe Tom Morphey'sw story (the stepbrother), but without any proof, what can the authorities do? I desperately hope they find Stacy so her family can know for sure what happened to her, but I'm starting to think he hid her too well.
Aussienat November 12, 2012 at 03:06 AM
What a strange observation. I don't think Peterson is trying to make people think he is 'nuts', and he's not facing death, he's facing 60 years in prison.
Aussienat November 12, 2012 at 03:07 AM
What was the point of that little dig at Stacy?
Aussienat November 12, 2012 at 03:12 AM
You do know Dexter is a fictional character, right?
Aussienat November 12, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Good idea. Also, not everybody believes in some random guy in the sky.


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