Dive teams search canal for Peterson

The latest from the Bolingbrook Reporter at mysuburbanlife.com:

The FBI, United States Coast Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were among the agencies that assisted the Illinois State Police Wednesday and Thursday in the search for Stacy Peterson, focusing on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in Romeoville and Lockport.

Dive teams and boats using high-tech sonar were unsuccessful in their search for Stacy Peterson, but had dredged up debris in the canal that “will be reviewed and disposed of,” according to Trooper Mark T. Dorencz, spokesman for the Illinois State Police.

The Illinois State Police, the lead investigating agency in the case of Stacy Peterson’s disappearance, provided no other details on the ongoing search other than to say several area agencies also were providing assistance.

Among those are the Naperville Police Underwater Recovery Team, the Romeoville Police Department, Lockport Fire and Police Departments and the Northeast Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force.

Stacy Peterson, wife of former Bolingbrook policeman Drew Peterson, has been missing since Oct. 28.

Police and volunteer searchers have searched waterways and open spaces in the Bolingbrook/Romeoville area for the last three weeks without success.

Search efforts on Dec. 1 were cut short due to inclement weather, and a snowstorm Tuesday blanketed the area with up to 3 inches of snow.

Recently published reports said investigators now are looking for a blue container that could hold the body of Stacy Peterson.

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