Ill– A caucasion, badly decomposed body of a woman has been recovered from the DesPlaines River, near Channahan, Ill this afternoon.

Police discovered the body near the Big Basin Marina, near I55. CSI recovery teams and State Police detectives have set up command on the riverbank and remain there this evening.

Go to Blink on Crime for update:

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  • Comments


    1. Susan on May 20th, 2009 6:39 pm

      I’m keeping my fingers crossed that at least one of the two missing women’s family can finally have some sort of closure.

      If it’s Stacy Peterson, I wonder if Drew is hyperventilating and asking the jail’s dispensary for meds to help calm him down…

    2. Susan on May 20th, 2009 7:11 pm

      This is the internet article dated today on breaking news – klaasend, will you please delete my comment #2 above?

      Woman’s body found by river near Channahon
      May 20, 2009 6:53 PM | UPDATED STORY

      Authorities were working this afternoon to identify the badly decomposed body of a woman found by the Des Plaines River near Channahon.

      Meanwhile, as investigators worked at the Big Basin Marina, where the body was discovered, the families of two missing suburban women were waiting for word on whether the discovery might yield some resolution in their relatives’ disappearances.

      “We’ve been called,” said Pam Bosco, a spokeswoman for the family of Stacy Peterson, who disappeared from Bolingbrook in October 2007. “We’re in contact by phone. We’re just waiting to hear more information. For confirmation though, they said it’s going to be a little bit of time. Obviously we’re anticipating that it could be anyone – you know, Lisa Stebic is missing too — but we just want an answer of who this woman is.”

      Stebic’s family also was aware of the grisly discovery and was waiting for word from Illinois State Police officials, who are conducting the investigation.

      “We haven’t heard anything from Illinois State Police — yet,” said Melanie Greenberg, a spokeswoman for Stebic’s family. “But it could be anybody; there are several missing women. But the location is just south, not very far away. [If it is her], the overwhelming feeling would be relief that we found her and that there is resolution. And we’d finally be able to put her to rest.”

      According to Roy Taylor, who has been leading the water searches for Peterson’s body in the area, a crew cleaning up the river found the body on the shore sometime this afternoon.

      According to the manager of Mugzy’s Bar, in Big Basin Marina off the Des Plaines River, the body was discovered about 3 p.m. by the Living Lands and Waters clean-up crew, which the bar had hired to clean part of the river.

      “We saw the trooper flying into the parking lot, and the Living Lands and Waters boat was coming down the river and the trooper jumped in their boat,” said Ben, who asked that his last name not be used.

      Ben said the crew, which is based out of Moline, came about four days ago and he briefed them that searchers had been sifting through the waters, apparently looking for Stacy Peterson’s body.

      “I told them that we had a flood last September, it was the worst flood ever, it was knee-deep in the parking lot. I told them if you’re going to find anything, it’s probably going to be onshore, because of the flood,” he said. “They’d be a big help and get some closure to this case if they came across something. I knew it was a long shot.”

      The body was not in the water, but was found in the brush on the shore, according to a state police source. Other bodies had been found in the area in the past, the source said, including the remains of the Vaughn family.

      Stebic was last seen in Plainfield in April 2007. Plainfield police investigators are in contact with state police investigators, said public information officer Jim Caliendo.

      “We’re just letting them do their thing — at this point we’re not sure if it’s even connected with our case or not,” he said. “If we do get that information, we’ll send an investigator out.”

    3. Susan on May 20th, 2009 7:48 pm

      Thank you, klaasend :-)

    4. HOPE on May 20th, 2009 11:38 pm

      In my opinion, it’s Stacey Peterson.


      Hey Drew!

      Payback’s a Bitch…


    5. Libby on May 21st, 2009 7:44 am

      I may be wrong but I doubt it is Stacey. Drew seems too confident and cocky…as though he knows no one will ever find her. Kinda like Joran and Paulus did with Natalee. I hope I’m wrong. I would love to see Drew hang.

    6. Donna on May 21st, 2009 9:29 am

      no matter who this woman is…..drew killed stacy!
      i hope they burn him.. what a creep, he turns my stomach.

    7. Libby on May 21st, 2009 10:50 am

      Oh yea, there is no doubt in my mind as to whether or not he killed Stacey. You can see it in his eyes and actions. He almost got away with killing his first wife Kathleen. I’m sure that is why his arrogant ass thought he could get away with it again with Stacey. If the system fails, and I pray it doesn’t, he will do it again.

    8. BUN on May 21st, 2009 10:53 am

      Agree wtih #5 Libby, I think Peterson probably cut her body up into little pieces…it is such a pathetic excuse for humanity. Hopeful the bail stays very high!!

    9. Jennifer on May 21st, 2009 2:34 pm

      What if it’s not stacey? let’s not jump just yet.
      SM: Correct, we have no idea yet who it is. We do know that hopefully some family will have closure though (klaasend)

    10. Donna on May 23rd, 2009 9:14 am

      has anyone seen his fist 2 wives comment on him?
      if not, are they afraid to or something?
      i can’t see where any woman would be attracted to him.
      he is sick and evil.

    11. Sam on May 24th, 2009 4:33 am

      It seems like authorities know it’s Stacey’s remains. Too many people searching in this area for some reason….they had to have a reason to concentrate there looking for a body instead of many other possible places. It was a concentrated effort of at least three groups according to the article.

      cops searching there, a man named Roy, and then the volunteer group was hired by the bar…..hmmm…maybe the barrel had traces of human remains in it and thus the focused efforts.

      Thx to whoever the woman was who called in about the barrel….this barrel was taken seriously….must of had some (at least) traces of human remains.

      I feel sick and sad.

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