Police have found a badly decomposed body in an industrial area of Chicago, IL. The police are denying that a blue barrel was located near the remains found; however, an original mention of a blue container in a statement from Lyons, Illinois, police. The initial comment rose suspicions that the remains maybe that of Stacy Peterson. However, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said the body appears to be that of a female with reddish-blond hair.
The original mention of a blue container in a statement from Lyons, Illinois, police sparked interest because of the possible tie to Stacy Peterson, 23, who disappeared October 28.
Illinois State Police have named her husband, Drew Peterson, a suspect. They have investigated whether the former Bolingbrook, Illinois, police sergeant removed a blue plastic container from his home the night before his wife was reported missing.
Drew Peterson, 53, has consistently said he believes she ran away with another man.
Chicago Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said on Saturday that no blue barrel was found near the body.