Stacy Peterson case nears 1-year mark

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Police appear no closer now to solving the disappearance of 23-year-old Stacy Peterson of Bolingbrook, Ill., than when she vanished a year ago, CNN reports.
New law could affect Drew Peterson case

New law could affect Drew Peterson case

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is urging state legislators to approve a bill that would allow some hearsay evidence to be admissible in murder trials.

Missing woman said wanted out of marriage

CHICAGO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- One day before she disappeared, Stacy Peterson talked about leaving her husband Drew, a classmate has told Chicago area law enforcement authorities.

Hearing continues in death of wife of cop

JOLIET, Ill., July 18 (UPI) -- Hearings in Illinois will continue into the death of a former police officer's wife after unusual court proceedings and the disappearance of his latest wife.

Bathtub seized in Peterson investigation

CHICAGO, May 31 (UPI) -- Police have seized a bathtub from the former Illinois home of a retired suburban Chicago police sergeant whose third wife was found dead in the bathroom.

Drew Peterson hit with gun charge

CHICAGO, May 22 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson, a retired Illinois police officer suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife, was free on bail Thursday on a gun charge, police say.

Signed Drew Peterson cap auctioned on eBay

CHICAGO, May 15 (UPI) -- A baseball cap purportedly signed by a former Illinois police officer suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife is being auctioned on eBay for $1,000.

Peterson offers missing wife reward

CHICAGO, May 1 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to a safe return of his missing Chicago-area wife who has been missing for six months.

Author sees links in missing wife cases

JOLIET, Ill., April 30 (UPI) -- The author of a new book about murdered wives says she sees similarities between victims in her book and missing Illinois women Stacy Peterson and Lisa Stebic.

Drew Peterson may face wrongful-death suit

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., April 18 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson may face a wrongful-death suit after an Illinois judge appointed new executors for the property of his deceased third wife.

Drew Peterson's son faces sanctions

OAK BROOK, Ill., April 5 (UPI) -- An Illinois police officer could be disciplined for wearing his uniform to testify before the grand jury investigating the deaths of his father's wives.

Peterson's exes talk to grand jury

JOLIET, Ill., April 4 (UPI) -- The second wife of a former Illinois police officer suspected of killing his third and fourth wives and his former fiancee have testified before a grand jury.

Stacy Peterson search renewed

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., March 30 (UPI) -- Stacy Peterson's family and supporters say they have renewed the search for the Illinois woman, whose ex-cop husband is the sole suspect in her disappearance.

Neighbors accused of harassing suspect

CHICAGO, March 19 (UPI) -- An ex-police officer suspected in the disappearance of his wife is engaged in an ongoing battle with people who live in his suburban Chicago neighborhood.

Drew Peterson gets seized vehicles back

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., March 18 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson Tuesday reclaimed two vehicles that had been seized by suburban Chicago police investigating the disappearance of his fourth wife.
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Drew Peterson
Former Bollingbrook, Illinois police sergeant Drew Peterson leaves Will County circuit court after his arraignment on May 18, 2009 in Joliet, Illinois. Peterson is charged with murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio and is also a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. (UPI Photo/David Banks)

Drew M. Patterson (born January 5, 1954) is a former Bolingbrook, Illinois, police sergeant who is suspected of killing his third and fourth wives. The story has received national media attention in the United States. Peterson has repeatedly denied involvement in both cases. On May 7, 2009, Peterson was indicted by a Will County, Illinois grand jury and charged with the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Peterson currently resides in the Will County Adult Detention Center, Joliet IL, awaiting trial.

In 1972, Drew Peterson graduated from Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Illinois, where he ran cross country. After high school graduation, Peterson joined the US Army. In 1974, he briefly attended the College of DuPage. Peterson later moved to Falls Church, Virginia, where he trained as a military police officer.

Drew Peterson had a 29-year career as a police officer. He began working with the Bolingbrook Police Department in Illinois in 1977. In 1978, he was assigned to Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad, and in 1979, he received a "Police Officer of the Year" award from the department.

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