UPDATE: Autopsy Set For Body Found Near Drew Peterson's Neck Of The Woods

May 21 2009, Published 12:38 p.m. ET

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Illinois State Police confirmed to that an autopsy will be conducted Thursday afternoon on a body, recovered from the Des Plaines River Wednesday.  That discovery has led some people to speculate the remains could be those of Stacy Peterson, the fourth wife of ex-Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson.

The woman has been missing since Oct. 2007.

Police told they have not yet reached the stage where they can make any connection between the recovery and Peterson. The body, police said, will undergo DNA testing for identification purposes.

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"The sex of the body has not been determined," Illinois Police Master Sergeant Tom Burek told "We are not commenting on the condition of the body."

Drew Peterson remains in custody, accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio. He is slated to find out which judge will preside over his case in court Thursday afternoon.

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