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Stacy Peterson disappearance: FBI, Illinois State Police search Lockport canal for body, sister says

LOCKPORT, Ill. (WLS) — Law enforcement is looking a canal in Lockport Tuesday for the stays of Stacy Peterson.

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Stacy Peterson has been lacking since October 2007 when the mom of two disappeared from her Bolingbrook dwelling.

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Her sister Cassandra Cales has lengthy believed her husband Drew Peterson, a former Bolingbrook police officer, killed and disposed of her physique by dumping it within the river. Her stays have by no means been discovered.

“I’ve basically devoted my life to searching,” Cales stated.

In May, Cales commissioned a sonar search staff who volunteered their time to attempt to find Peterson’s stays within the murky water about 21 toes deep. At the time, the staff could not inform if the bones they discovered had been human.

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Peterson hasn’t been seen alive since October 28, 2007.

Drew Peterson is a proper suspect in her disappearance. He will seemingly spend the remainder of his life in jail for the homicide of his spouse Kathleen Savio. He’s by no means been charged with regard to Stacy Peterson.
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Illinois State Police confirmed their Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 3 working “an active and ongoing criminal investigation” on the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal in Lockport. ISP stated the FBI is aiding them within the investigation.

They declined to offer any additional particulars to “protect the integrity of the case.”

In the weeks after Peterson disappeared, Cales led searchers to look for her physique within the Sanitary & Shipping Canal, and on quite a few events she has claimed to ABC7 that sonar has situated skeletal stays. But authorities have at all times come up empty.

Most not too long ago, Cales stated she bought video of skeletal stays she believes could possibly be her sister’s physique.

“How many times do I have to hand my sister or whoever it is to them on a silver platter, and again they do nothing?” she puzzled.

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She stated state police despatched divers to that location Tuesday, however believes they once more discovered nothing.

“I am very frustrated,” Cales stated. “We told him about this in May. But they waited five months to search.”

Cales stated she is dedicated to persevering with the search for her sister’s stays partly to show to her kids that she didn’t simply run away, in addition to to offer her with a correct burial.

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