The anonymous writer who claimed to have spotted Stacy Peterson in a Kentucky mall parking lot also claimed to have reported the incident to local authorities.
In a release, Boone County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tom Scheben said the department had no record of any report regarding the Peterson case.
He said the department does not usually patrol the mall area but one deputy was in the mall that day to open a locked car. The deputy said he had not been approached by anybody about the Peterson case.
Drew Peterson opened the letter Sunday upon returning from vacation, his attorney Joel Brodsky said. The letter is postmarked Dec. 29 and speaks of a Nov. 18 encounter between the writer and Stacy Peterson, who has been missing since Oct. 28.
Her husband has been named a suspect in her disappearance. He has not been charged with a crime.
Brodsky said the letter has been handed over to Illinois State Police.
Trooper Mark Dorencz said the department had not received the letter as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“It will be treated like any other lead and investigated thoroughly,” Dorencz said.
Here’s a copy of the letter sent to “Mr. Joel Peterson”: