Peterson Wife, Storage Bins Vanished at Same Time

Friend recalls buying big blue containers
By Marcia Greenwood,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2007 10:07 PM CST

(Newser) – Two large blue storage containers bought by Drew Peterson disappeared from his garage after his wife went missing, says one of Peterson's close friends. Rick Mims told a grand jury last week that he and Peterson bought the containers from AmeriCable, where they worked in 2003, ABC News reports. Mims also turned over photos of the containers, obtained by ABC.

In a search warrant issued last week for Peterson's two vehicles, investigators mention "blue plastic" and "scuff marks" left by a storage container. That meshes with the theory that Peterson hid his wife's body in one of the containers, then loaded it into his SUV, ABC notes. Police also are investigating the mysterious drowning of Peterson's third wife.