Cleric: Missing mom said husband killed ex

PLAINFIELD, Ill., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A Plainfield, Ill., minister said months before Stacy Peterson was last seen, she told him her husband had killed his ex-wife.

Police issue new warrants in Peterson case

BOLLINGBROOK, Ill., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Investigators in the Stacy Peterson case in Illinois issued warrants to examine GPS records and search for "evidence of the offense of first-degree murder."

Divers search canals in Peterson case

BOLINGBROOK , Ill., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Divers from the Illinois State Police and other agencies were searching canal waters Wednesday for evidence in the disappearance of Stacy Peterson.

Police chase leads in Peterson case

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Illinois police are checking leads that the body of missing Stacy Peterson was moved out of suburban Chicago in a truck.

Report: Stacy demanded a divorce

CHICAGO, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A demand for a divorce preceded the disappearance of suburban Chicago woman Stacy Peterson, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Relative linked to Stacy Peterson case

JOLIET, Ill., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The stepbrother of former suburban Chicago police Sgt. Drew Peterson attempted suicide, apparently believing he helped dispose of Peterson's missing wife.

FBI to help in Stacy Peterson case

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Illinois investigators are calling in the FBI to help search for missing 23-year-old Stacy Peterson.

Witness: Cop suspect seen with big barrel

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A neighbor in Illinois has reported seeing former police officer Drew Peterson and another man loading a large plastic blue barrel into his SUV.

Drew Peterson disputes autopsy on ex-wife

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Former Illinois police Sgt. Drew Peterson fired back Monday at a new autopsy that determined that his third wife, Kathleen Savio, was slain.

Expert: Peterson's third wife was killed

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A pathologist says the wife of an Illinois police sergeant was killed and did not drown accidentally in her bathtub three years ago.

Peterson's ex-wife says he was abusive

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- As police search for Stacy Peterson, one of her husband's ex-wives said Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson abused her.

Retired cop denies killing wives

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A retired Illinois police officer denied Wednesday he killed either his third or fourth wives, saying one died by accident and the other is with another man.

Body of Ill. cop's 3rd wife to be exhumed

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The body of Sgt. Drew Peterson's third wife will be exhumed and autopsied as suspicion grows about the police officer from Bolington, Ill.

Coroner: accidental death ruling wrong

CHICAGO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A coroner says the 2004 death of a Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer's third wife should not have been ruled accidental -- and his fourth wife is missing.
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Kathleen Savio

Drew Walter Peterson (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.

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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