Jeff Ruby offers reward for finding Stacy Peterson's body

CINCINNATI - Cincinnati restaurateur Jeff Ruby announced Monday a six-figure financial reward for information leading to the whereabouts and recovery of Stacy Peterson's body.

Ruby made the announcement at Cincinnati police headquarters downtown Monday afternoon that he is offering a $100,000 reward.

"I respect America's judicial system, its judges, prosecutors and those who work tirelessly to bring justice," said Ruby. "it's my hope that this financial reward will provide answers to this case."

Stacy Peterson has been missing since October 2007. Her husband, Drew Peterson, is now on trial for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004.

Ruby, the owner of steakhouses in Cincinnati and Louisville, was barred last week from any hearings related to the case when he mouthed an expletive to Drew Peterson inside the courtroom. He also ran an advertisement in Chicago newspapers, calling Peterson's attorneys, "shameless."

Ruby has long been outspoken on high-profile murder trials, earning national attention for kicking O.J. Simpson out of his Louisville steakhouse in May 2007 and for having ran advertisements criticizing the not guilty-verdict in the Casey Anthony trial.

Anyone with information about Stacy Peterson should call Illinois State Police, District five Headquarters at (815)726-6377.

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