Joliet, IL--The mentally challenged step-brother of retired police sergeant Drew Peterson, Thomas Morphey had claimed that around the time of Stacy Peterson’s disappearance he helped Peterson move a plastic blue barrel that was, “warm to the touch”.
Aside from a massive and failed police search for the barrel in the area indicated Morphey never contacted the police on his own accord. Was this just a case of some insignificant fool trying to become part of a story getting nationwide publicity?
Among the huge problems of the blue barrel story is that it’s not tied to the death of Kathleen Savio. That’s of course is aside from the question if the blue barrel story is true. No matter what anyone wants to believe there is zero evidence of what the contents of the barrel may have been.
We still don’t know where Stacy Peterson is today. Is she is dead or did she just follow up on her spoken plan to disappear to a place where her older husband would never find her?
The blue barrel was and is a red herring, suited for the gossipmongers. Morphey’s testimony about the blue barrel has no relevance to the case Peterson is charged with. It will never be heard inside the courtroom.
Of course every potential juror will have heard the gossip or have seen the silly Rob Lowe movie.