Kentucky cops say they have no record of Stacy Peterson sighting
The anonymous writer who claimed to have spotted Stacy Peterson in a Kentucky mall parking lot also claimed to have reported the incident to local authorities.
In a release, Boone County Sheriff’s Office (Ky.) spokesman Tom Scheben said the department had no record of any report regarding the Peterson case.
He said the department does not usually patrol the mall area but one deputy was in the mall that day to open a locked car. The deputy said he had not been approached by anybody about the Peterson case.
Drew Peterson opened the letter Sunday upon returning from vacation, his attorney Joel Brodsky said. The letter is postmarked Dec. 29 and speaks of a Nov. 18 encounter between the writer and Stacy Peterson, who has been missing since Oct. 28.
Her husband has been named a suspect in her disappearance. He has not been charged with a crime.
Brodsky said the letter has been handed over to Illinois State Police.
Trooper Mark Dorencz said the department had not received the letter as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“It will be treated like any other lead and investigated thoroughly,” Dorencz said.
Here's a copy of the letter sent to Drew Peterson:
Mr. Joel Peterson
6 Pheasant Chase Court
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60490
I was in the parking lot at the mall in Florence Kentucky, on the Macy's side entrance on November 18, 2007 and saw your wife with another man. I so happened to have a news article on the front seat of my car and it had a picture of your wife on the front of one of the sections. When I saw your wife as I parked I grabbed the article and looked at her and then the picture several times and was stunned. She was standing between cars in the parking lot about half way out from the mall entrance. I saw a man with her and it looked like they were scoping out cars in the parking lot.
I watched for sometime and it appeared they locked their keys in the car or so it seemed. I took the opportunity to rip the picture from the paper and bring it with me to them. The man walked into the mall and when I approached her she was nervous acting and I asked if she locked her keys in the car to ease her anxiety, she said yes. When I asked which car, she said he will be right back and he will take care of it. I asked if I could call the cops for her and she said "just mind your own business". I pulled the picture out and said "have you seen this woman" and she said, "please don't ruin my life please, I just want to be left alone, please". I pulled out my cell phone and she rant flat out and cut through cars and ran and I could not track her.
I drove around the mall and encountered a Boone County Sheriff deputy and told him he might want to look for a woman that looks like Stacy Peterson in the parking lot and he said "yeah ok, if it is I'm not going to help him that crooked cop" I assume meaning you.
I am afraid to come forward due to the press and I took a picture of her on my phone but I am afraid that the press will victimize me. If this goes to trial I will appear on my own, I will wait to see how this pans out, I am sorry, I am afraid what will happen to me if I come forward, everyone thinks your guilty because of the press. Fox news has a evil woman named Kimberly Guilfoyle and she is an ex-prosecutor and she is attacking you and I am sure fox will attack me if I come forward, like the rest of the press.