Here’s the latest from the Bolingbrook Reporter’s Web site at mysuburbanlife.com:
Volunteers are scheduled to continue the search for Stacy Peterson on Saturday morning, then participate in a candlelight vigil on the cul-de-sac outside the home of Drew and Stacy Peterson beginning at 4 p.m., according to Pam Bosco, spokeswoman for the Stacy Peterson family.
Intensive searches conducted independently by the Illinois State Police and volunteers have proven unsuccessful.
Volunteers will begin searching in the Bolingbrook area at 9 a.m. Saturday then will reconvene in front of the home at 6 Pheasant Chase Court, according to the family’s Web site, findstacypeterson.com.
The Web site dedicated to finding Stacy Peterson is asking volunteers to meet at Westbrook Christian Church at 9 a.m., 1175 Lily Cache Lane, to aid in search efforts, and also to attend the vigil.
Although efforts to locate Stacy Peterson have proven unsuccessful, they have been fueled by recent published reports that a relative of Drew Peterson helped Drew Peterson carry a heavy container from the home on the evening of Oct. 28, the day Stacy Peterson’s family became concerned about her whereabouts.
According to published reports, the relative was asked by Drew Peterson to meet at a local coffee shop before going to the Peterson home. There, the reports say, the two carried a sealed container to Drew Peterson’s sport utility vehicle.
The relative, according to reports, later became so distraught thinking he may have helped Drew Peterson dispose of Stacy Peterson’s body he attempted to commit suicide.
None of this information has been confirmed by the Illinois State Police, the lead agency conducting the criminal investigation into her disappearance.
Drew Peterson has denied any involvement in either Stacy Peterson’s disappearance or the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Neither state police nor volunteers have said how a storm predicted to sweep through the Chicago area on Saturday could impact search efforts.
One to three inches of snow is predicted to fall in the Chicago area Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.