Tip from sister brings searchers back out for Stacy Peterson in Lockport


LOCKPORT, Ill. — Fourteen years after her disappearance, search teams were back out looking for missing Bolingbrook mother Stacy Peterson on Tuesday following a tip from her sister.

Sources told WGN Investigates a tip brought boats and divers to the sanitary and ship canal in Lockport. SkyCam9 was overhead as fire department crews, state police and the FBI were all at the scene.

In a press conference Tuesday, Peterson’s younger sister Cassandra Cales said she submitted a tip in May that skeletal remains were supposedly found. Cales said she then enlisted the help of man from Alaska who specializes in underwater searches with a remote-operated vehicle.

Cales said they discovered what appears to be skeletal remains and she’s frustrated it took police months to come out.

It did not appear search crews found anything, sources said.

“Because of me pressing buttons, they come out five months later and don’t recover anything,” Cales said.

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Drew Peterson, Stacy’s husband and convicted murdered of his third wife, is the prime suspect in her disappearance. He is currently in prison serving 38-year prison sentence for murder.

“The Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 3 is working an active and ongoing criminal investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting. To protect the integrity of the case, no further information is available at this time,” Illinois State Police said.

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