The search for Stacy: Week in review

Here’s a look at some of the developments in the Stacy Peterson case that made headlines this week.

• Sharon Bychowski, Drew Peterson’s neighbor, awoke Wednesday, Dec. 26 to find dozens of photos, a map and a letter claiming Stacy Peterson was buried in a cemetery. Illinois State Police investigated the incident and said the bizarre material appears to be the work of an obsessed and mentally unstable man.

• The Associated Press ranked Peterson’s disappearance No. 5 on its 2007 list of top stories in Illinois-. Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign ranked No. 1 while former Illinois Gov. George Ryan’s prison sentence ranked second, the state’s budget impasse ranked third and electric rates ranked fourth.

• Stacy Peterson’s family released home video footage this week which shows a young and happy Stacy with her then-boyfriend Drew Peterson. The footage aired Friday, Dec. 28 on NBC’s “Today” show.

• Friends of Stacy Peterson are holding a fundraiser Friday, Dec. 28 from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. at On The Rockz, 1101 N. Independence Blvd., in Romeoville. Admission is $10 and proceeds will go toward the search effort, donations to women’s shelters and a trust for Peterson’s young children.

~Compiled by Danya Hooker, Suburban Life Publications