[IL] Stacy Peterson , wife of Police Sgt. Peterson, is missing
[IL] 18 domestic reports before cop's wife - Kathleen's - "accident"
[IL] Stacy Peterson 's neighbor Sharon is both resolved and afraid
"...DID SGT. PETERSON GET THE BENEFIT OF DOUBT IN THE MURDER INVESTIGATION AND IN THE DOMESTIC ABUSES CASES BECAUSE OF HIS STATUS AS A POLICE OFFICER? AND WHO IS ULTIMATELY ACCOUNTABLE FOR THESE DECISIONS?
SUCH QUESTIONS DEMAND FURIOUS SCRUTINY: IF THE SUSPICIONS OF THE ILLINOIS STATE POLICE PROVE TRUE, STACY PETERSON MAY HAVE PAID FOR THAT RULING WITH HER LIFE..."
Very Latest from Illinois on Bolingbrook Police Sgt. Drew Peterson's 3rd wife
by Greta Van Susteren
Nov. 13, 2007
This press release (below) just forwarded to me by OTR Producer Steph Watts (on the ground in Bolingbrook, Illinois):
Press update: Kathleen Savio exhumation
JOLIET – The body of Kathleen Savio was exhumed early today at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside. Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, Will County Coroner Patrick O’Neil and investigators from the Illinois State Police and the state’s attorney’s office were present during the exhumation. The area surrounding the gravesite was contained to law enforcement officials and cemetery personnel during the exhumation. Kathleen Savio’s family, however, had requested a Roman Catholic priest be present. To respect the family’s wishes, the state’s attorney’s office contacted the Rev. Chris Groh, who is chaplain for the Joliet Police Department and a trusted member of Will County’s law enforcement community. Father Groh led a short prayer service at the gravesite. He was joined by the Rev. Patrick Pollard, Archdiocesan Director of Catholic Cemeteries for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Kathleen Savio’s remains were transported to the Will County morgue. An autopsy will be conducted by an independent medical examiner later today. Results of the autopsy are not expected to be available to investigators for several days. The autopsy results will be part of the ongoing investigation into Kathleen Savio’s death and will not be released to the public.
UPDATE - Read Jeff Goldblatt’s Email Below for the Latest
by Greta Van Susteren
From: Goldblatt, Jeff
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2007 5:46 PM
To: Van Susteren, Greta
Subject: Here ya go
A ray of hope this afternoon among those looking for Stacy Peterson. Family spokeswoman, Pamela Bosco just held a press conference in Bolingbrook to brief reporters on today’s search, which included 70 volunteers. She says, Illinois State Police has provided search teams with new information about new areas, which will be searched tomorrow. “We were given…some information, that police have had, that we were now provided, they are leading us into another area.” Bosco was short on specifics on the location for tomorrow’s search. And I don’t blame her. After all, her first mission is to find Stacy…not to aid reporters... It is absolutely ironic that after all these years the families of Kathleen Savio and Stacy Peterson have formed this pact of solidarity. Remember, Drew and Stacy said their "I Do’s," a mere 8 days after the finalization of Drew’s divorce to Kathleen... When asked by a reporter today about the imminent exhumation, Pamela Bosco said, “I think both sides are very happy. I think it will provide a lot of answers to the questions we have...”
If Kathleen Savio was murdered, other, terrible questions loom
Change of Subject Column, Chicago Tribune
By Eric Zorn
November 10, 2007
The urgent question, "What happened to Stacy Peterson?" is now at least temporarily eclipsed by the question, "Why wasn't the cause of Kathleen Savio's death investigated more thoroughly back in 2004?" Savio was the third wife of Bolingbrook Police Sgt. Drew Peterson, and she was found dead in her bathtub shortly before their divorce was to be finalized. Stacy Peterson is, of course, Sgt. Peterson's fourth wife , and her Oct. 29 disappearance has become the latest in the sad series of real-life mysteries that grip cable-news watchers coast to coast. Friday, when the Illinois State Police took the highly unusual step of naming Sgt. Peterson a suspect in his wife's disappearance, we learned from Will County prosecutors that, gee, in retrospect, Savio's death three years ago had "signs indicating it was a homicide"... "No one drowns in a bathtub without being unconscious," [Will County State's Atty. James] Glasgow said... Glasgow appeared to back up members of Savio's family who have said Peterson threatened to kill her and abused her physically, but that police and prosecutors never charged him. Was the earlier ruling an oversight? An error made in haste? Or did Sgt. Peterson get the benefit of doubt in the murder investigation and in the domestic abuses cases because of his status as a police officer? And who is ultimately accountable for these decisions? Such questions demands furious scrutiny: If the suspicions of the Illinois State Police prove true, Stacy Peterson may have paid for that ruling with her life.