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Drew Peterson's Wife -- The Search Scene

6/5/2010 11:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained photos of the scene where authorities are searching for the remains of Drew Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.

Cops have taped off a section on private hunting ground in Peoria, IL. It appears officials have set up a tent inside the restricted area.

As we previously reported, cops received a tip that Peterson and an accomplice buried his fourth wife Stacy inside of a metal drum on the hunting grounds.

UPDATE: Authorities called off the search for the day at around 6:00 PM local time. 


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Anyone else see a face in the tree at the bottom of the M in TMZ? Creepy!

1565 days ago


I don't think Drew Peterson would be stupid enough to leave his dead wife in the barrel. Maybe police will find a barrel (the one his brother-in-law helped him move downstairs). He probably buried her body somewhere else, but the barrel would be great evidence.

1565 days ago


Batavia P.D. photo & radio 1470 WMBD story for Michael B. Lashmett, 42 of Chillicothe, near Peoria, IL

This guy looks like he was an "A" student of the Drew Peterson School of Charm. How can so much arrogance (other than Peterson's...) can fit into such a small booking photo?

1565 days ago


Yes, I see the face in the tree at the bottom of the "M" of the "TMZ".

Way to go "TMZ", Now let's get Susan Powell's husband !!!!!!

1565 days ago


This is not in Peoria, it's in a small farm town right outside of Peoria. And also it is a farm, not a hunting ground. This is literally in my back yard in a field used to grow alfalfa. has the full story for anyone.

1564 days ago


True, it's Peoria County.

1564 days ago


Thanks to all of you from the area who are able to provide first hand reports of what's happening. I hope you will continue, and I will be checking in exclusively with TMZ for updates to the story.
I just really hope there can be an end to this for the family. As well as punishment for that serial killer Drew Peterson. He thought he could get away with anything - but not this time!

1564 days ago


After all the crazy tornado weather the Peoria area recently experienced I'm surprised they can resume searching so soon. They have decided to put it off until at least Tuesday. I was out in the area yesterday and it seems impossible Drew would have been able to get back in there sight unseen unless the field hadn't been plowed yet. The gate to the hunt club is rod iron and it seems unlikely he went in that way.... maybe he used a fake name. Would love to know how he found out about this place.

1564 days ago

Steven M    

Authorities searching for missing suburban Chicago woman Stacy Peterson plan to continue investigating a tip in central Illinois, but the search won't resume on Monday.

Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Tom Burek says no search is planned on Monday, but he says the lead is still considered active.

1564 days ago


"79. Shame on you society!!! People in this country are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If Drew Peterson did it, justice will be served. Until then, he's considered innocent. What is wrong with you?"

He is considered innocent until proven guilty as far as the courts are concerned...
He is guilty as far as I am concerned...

1564 days ago


They're waiting for more equi[ment to be delivered to check more ground, They found POSSUM BONES!!!

1564 days ago


Keeping my fingers crossed! This pig needs to be taken off the face of this earth. Not only is he an embarrassment to his one time profession, but also to his children, his family and his community. He has taken the mother's of two sets of children with no regard for the kids. He's a selfish pig. I have prayed and waited for this day and I hope we will finally be able to put Stacy Peterson to rest. Thank you Harvey & TMZ.

1563 days ago


Shame on you Post #79, Forget the law & waiting for a trial,Ever ask him if he cared what the Laws of Morality and Human Life represented? Seems he gave a ****, so WHO GIVES A RATS ASS about his so called innocence until proven guilty, HE is Guilty as Sin!

Pfff.. American (please, do not disgrace and run that name through MUD more than he has)! He even disgraced the LAW ENFORCEMENT agency and what it represents, to serve and protect? Yeah right he served (his sick purpose) himself and Protected himself.

1563 days ago


How is Michael B. Lashmett involved in the Drew Peterson case, if at all???

1563 days ago


I'm not sure I understand the comment...Did Micahel B. Lashmett give the tip or is he the so-called accomplice. He is indeed in jail in an upstate area, but I did not think Drew Peterson was also in this same area???

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