First, we got the tragic news of a young woman murdered in Peru. Then we learn the prime suspect is Joran van der Sloot, also the prime suspect in the disappearance/murder of Natalee Holloway. Now, this.

Cops May Have Found Body of Drew Peterson’s Wife

There may be a huge break in the disappearance of Drew Peterson’s fourth wife. TMZ has learned authorities believe they may know exactly where the body is buried, and then plan to dig for it tomorrow [Saturday].

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Peterson, an ex-cop who is currently behind bars awaiting trial for

Stacy Peterson

the murder of his third wife, told an inmate yesterday how he killed Stacy Peterson, wife number 4. Stacy’s body has never been recovered.

Our sources say Peterson told the inmate he had an accomplice help him dispose of the body. The inmate then told authorities about his discussion with Peterson, which led them to the alleged accomplice. We’re told the accomplice informed Will County Sheriff’s officials and prosecutors that the body was buried just outside Peoria, Illinois.

Will County Sheriff’s deputies and prosecutors took the alleged accomplice to Peoria Friday, and the accomplice led them to private hunting grounds. The owner allowed authorities to enter his property and the accomplice then led them to the site where Stacy’s body was allegedly buried. The accomplice told authorities the body was stuffed in a metal drum that had been buried underground.

On Friday afternoon, authorities brought police dogs onto the property and we’re told the dogs immediately took them to the place where the witness said the body was buried. Authorities then put prongs in the soil and hit a mass below ground that could be the drum in question.

We’re told State Police are now guarding the property and authorities will begin digging Saturday morning.

Background and Updates:

Today’s news indicates an accomplice and police digging for a large barrel. From 2007–Neighbor: Peterson Hauled Large Barrel To Car

2009: Drew Peterson timeline

Break in Stacy Peterson Case? Police Search Rural Illinois for Remains

Dutchman returned to Peru to face charges

Riehl World View– Joran van der Sloot: Sociopath

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  1. dogtown1 says:

    I hope that Natalies mom finds out where her body is so she can somewhat move on with her life, how horrible not knowing. Vander Sloot will probably get something for that info. I wonder if Peru makes deals for something like that?

  2. eMVeeH says:

    G-d, let it be so! And, finally, give those women the justice denied them!

    It would make my blood boil every time Peterson’s smug and puffed-up face appeared on TV. Especially when he would stare at the TV cameras; and walk away as if nothing happened.

  3. thierry says:

    peru will do nothing good with that pig van der sloot- except maybe his now bigger cushion will get some unwanted pushing until they set him free after a teeny tiny sentence. peru’s track record on keeping serial killers in prison is piss poor and they do not have the death penalty for such a crime no matter how many women you rape and kill.

    this is pedro lopez- he murdered up to perhaps 300 girls. he is currently not in jail and is somewhere in colombia- who knows where ? he was known as the monster of the andes and in one case led police to the graves of 53 children he killed in ecuador.they kept him in jail in peru for under 20 years for a mere 200 plus murders then released and deported him to colombia where he was jailed briefly then released after being declared insane. an indigenous peruvian tribe that first caught this beast were planning on executing him – but an american missionary intervened allowing him to continue allegedly to this day murdering children.

    if a society truly values the lives of its women and children it would adequately punish those who violate and murder them for sport.

    ‘”I guess I should have returned those library books,’ Peterson jokes.”

    even i am speechless after reading that.

  4. navajosierra says:

    Joran van der Sloot in my mind is what in the old days they called a bad seed, bad from childhood, and malnar sociopath to the bone. I remember during the days right after Natalee’s disappearance hit the news, there was one story that appeared about van der Sloot, and his web site, how he trapped young women and kept score and posted the information and their pictures on his website, which he hurriedly took down when the investigation began. In my mind there is no mystery here – this kid is as evil a predator as they come. I was thrilled to see him taken into custody in a Latin American country. Sad to hear of the death of another young woman.

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