Police investigate letter describing Peterson sighting
November 27, 2007 (WLS) -- The search for clues in the case of Stacy Peterson has led state police to a grocery store in Peoria. Investigators are checking out surveillance video from a store where a possible sighting of Peterson was reported.
Husband Drew Peterson is a suspect in her disappearance.
Illinois state police are reviewing surveillance tape from a Peoria grocery store. The person who sent an unsigned letter to Drew Peterson claims she spotted Stacy and another man there.
"She just stood in the aisle and stared at me with those big beautiful brown eyes," the letter said. "Drew, is there any chance that she could be pregnant? She has a little pudge."
"It could be very credible. That's why they need to be followed up on and looked at," said Drew Peterson.
He denied reports Tuesday that a relative fears he actually helped get rid of Stacy's body when he and Peterson moved a blue barrel shortly after Stacy disappeared.
Drew Peterson said he's never owned a blue barrel, and he's also complaining about all the media coverage of the case.
Drew Peterson calls himself a prisoner in his own home, and he was turning the tables on the media and railing against his former police department.
On Tuesday afternoon, Drew Peterson ignited another media scrum. This time, it was intentional.
"So what's it like to be Drew Peterson?" he says from behind a handheld camera. "Having this guy in my face like this, this lady having a microphone in my face like this.
"Being in law enforcement my entire adult life, being on the other side of things is very scary," Peterson said.
ABC News provided Peterson with a home video camera that he uses to show how he's had to cover windows with newspaper and blinds to protect his privacy. Peterson said his former department has turned its back on him, ignoring his calls to 911 asking for police to use parking and loitering laws to evict the media from his block. Bolingbrook police say as long as traffic flows and the press isn't on private property, the media can stay.
From the letter, to Drew's early disguise to hide his face from the media, to Drew TV, Stacy Peterson's family says they don't get it.
"I'm shocked that he's actually doing it. I don't understand him. I've never understood him throughout this whole situation. But again, just another thing that is Drew at this point," said Pamela Bosco, family friend.
Drew Peterson says that he believes the local and national media attention is now driving the case against him. Even though Peterson is granting interviews, he's refusing to talk about any of the specifics of the case.
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