We may have a break in this case with the reports that LE is searching and digging in an area northeast of Peoria, Illiniois for the remains of Stacy Peterson. So we don't muddy up the search thread with theories, I thought we could have a thread here devoted to theories based solely on the search efforts in the Peoria area. The background facts.................... We know that on October 28, 2007, Stacy Peterson disappeared. The last person outside the Peterson household to speak with Stacy was Bruce Zidarich, who talked to Stacy on the phone between 10:15am and 10:30am. By about noon, Drew Peterson told neighbor, Sharon Bychowski, that Stacy had gone to visit her grandfather at the assisted care facility where he resided. It's important to note that Sharon Bychowski left that morning to do some errands about 9:30am. When she left she saw that both Drew's and Stacy's cars were in the driveway of the Peterson home. When Sharon returned about 11:30am, Stacy's car was gone. At about 1:00pm Drew took the children next door to Sharon's house as she had told Drew she had some Halloween treats she wanted to give the children. Drew asked Sharon if she could watch the children while he ran a brief errand. Sharon reported that he was only gone about 15 minutes. Drew returned to Sharon's, picked up the children and that afternoon took the children and went to the airport where he stores his ultralite airplane with the excuse that he needed to put the new registration stickers on the plane. Later that afternoon, Drew's son, Chris was picked up for a band concert between 3:00pm and 3:25pm by a band member's mother. The mother noticed that Drew was in the garage, dressed in dark clothing with a dark hooded sweatshirt, and that the 3-year-old daughter, Lacey, was playing on the driveway. Drew's step-brother, Thomas Morphey, has testified that he helped Drew move a blue barrel/container from the upstairs master bedroom, downstairs and into the back of Drew's Denali about 9:00pm that evening. Tom Morphey stated that the container was warm to the touch and he was scared. He thought Stacy's body was in that container. In the meantime, Stacy's sister, Cassandra, and her boyfriend, Bruce Zidarich were trying to find Stacy. They called family members, including Stacy's grandfather, and no one had seen or heard from Stacy all day. At about 11:00pm Cassandra went to the Peterson house, seeing that both Stacy's and Drew's cars were gone. Drew's son (mother: Kathleen Savio) Chris answered the door and told Cassandra that Drew and Stacy had a fight and Drew was out looking for her. At about 11:30pm Cassandra called Drew's cell phone and Drew told her he was home and that Stacy had left him. Cassandra knew that Drew wasn't home as she had visual contact with the Peterson house and Drew car wasn't there, and neither was Stacy's. Cassandra said she heard the sound of someone fiddling with car keys. At about 2:00am Monday morning Cassandra drove by the Peterson house again, and both Drew's and Stacy's car were in the driveway. Bruce Zidarich called Drew's cell phone and Drew told him that Stacy had run off with another man. He also told Bruce that Stacy had called him and told him she had left her car at Clow airport with the keys in it. Note: Clow airport is a short, 5 minute walk from the Peterson home in a northeast direction. Cassandra went to the Illinois State Police and reported her sister, Stacy, missing. My theory.............................. During the pre-trial hearing in January of this year, there was testimony from two witnesses who testified they saw a purple car parked on Apple Valley Road between 6:00pm and 7:00pm on October 28, 2007. One witness, a woman, who said she looked at the clock before leaving her house and it was 6:34pm, noted a suspicious man dressed in dark clothing wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. She didn't get a good look at the man's face other than to note that he had a gray mustache. The other witness said he was taking a walk on Apple Valley road between 6:00pm and 7:00pm, and he testified that the suspicious man came from the direction of a purple car, a General Motors car, but he didn't identify the make or model. I did a map search for Apple Valley Road and find that its several blocks away from the Peterson home, in the opposite direction from the Peterson home with Clow Airport northeast and Apple Valley Road to the northwest, and one could probably easily walk that distance in just a few minutes. I think Drew killed Stacy between 10:30am and 11:30am, and shortly after killing her, moved her car and parked it on Apple Valley Road, walking distance from the Peterson home. The car was gone from the Peterson property so that neighbors and anyone driving past the Peterson home would see that Stacy's car wasn't there and she probably wasn't home. The car was parked in a residential area that members of Stacy's family wouldn't drive by to get to the Peterson home. I think the drive to the airport where Drew kept his ultralite airplane to put the new registration stickers on it was an excuse to make things appear to be normal and keep the children out of the house and away from the crime scene. After Tom Morphey helped Drew move the suspicious blue barrel or container to Drew's car, Drew took Tom to his home. I think after he took Tom home, Drew drove to Apple Valley Road and transferred the blue barrel/container to the trunk of Stacy's car. At this point I think Drew left his car there on Apple Valley Road. I think he then drove Stacy's car to a storage facility he had rented in someone else's name, or to the home of his accomplice, and left the container there. He drove home and left Stacy's car in the driveway, and walked the short distance to Apple Valley Road to drive his car home. It's important to note that when LE investigated, cadaver dogs hit on the trunk of Stacy's car, and it was Stacy's car that Drew initially wouldn't allow LE to search. We all remember that Drew took a 3-day "head-clearing" trip in the days after Stacy's disappearance.......he was back by November 1st. Drew left and returned on his motorcycle. I think the purpose of that 3-day trip was to dispose of Stacy's body. He may have driven to his accomplice's home on his motorcycle, and together they made the trip in another vehicle to the Peoria area to bury Stacy's remains. If Stacy's body is found buried in the area LE is now searching, northeast of Peoria, it will be interesting to learn if there's any connection to that area. The accomplice may have known someone there or knew those hunting grounds through someone, and knew they could bury Stacy there without detection.