Publicist confirms new Peterson engagement

CHICAGO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson, suspected in the death of one of his past wives, is engaged to a 23-year-old woman, his publicist says.

Ill. law to impact Peterson case

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The Illinois House has given final approval to a measure that may result in ex-police officer Drew Peterson being prosecuted on homicide charges.

Illinois Senate OKs hearsay evidence

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Sources say an Illinois state Senate decision regarding hearsay evidence could be used in the investigation into Stacy Peterson's disappearance.

Drew Peterson's stepbrother returns

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson's stepbrother resurfaced to attend a one-year anniversary vigil for Peterson's missing wife in Bolingbrook, Ill., sources say.

Candlelight vigil held for missing mother

CHICAGO, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- More than 70 people braved chilly weather Tuesday night to attend a candlelight vigil for suburban Chicago mother Stacy Peterson, who vanished a year ago.

Wife still missing after one year

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The husband of a missing suburban Chicago woman is planning to be out of town when relatives mark the one-year anniversary of her disappearance.

Progress cited in Savio, Peterson cases

CHICAGO, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Illinois say "highly productive" investigations soon will enable them to determine exactly what happened to one of Drew Peterson's wives.

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.

Book: Peterson's polygraph results mixed

CHICAGO, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Former police officer Drew Peterson earned mixed results from authorities' polygraph tests following the death of his third wife in Illinois, a new book says.

Peterson: Polygraph showed deception

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson says he can't explain why a polygraph suggested he deceptively answered questions about his missing wife.

First Drew Peterson-inspired book released

JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- An Illinois writer, in the first released book about former police Sgt. Drew Peterson, details mysteries surrounding the deaths of two of his four wives.

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.

Couple wears wire to nab murder suspect

CHICAGO, July 23 (UPI) -- A suburban Chicago couple said they recorded conversations with suspect Drew Peterson whose third wife's death was ruled a homicide and fourth wife is missing.

Missing woman's husband had secret gun

JOLIET, Ill., July 16 (UPI) -- Friends claim Illinois State Police missed a folding gun when they searched the home of ex-cop Drew Peterson three days after his wife Stacy vanished.

Law OKs use of hearsay testimony

JOLIET, Ill., July 14 (UPI) -- A measure that would help prosecutors in the case of missing suburban Chicago mother Stacy Peterson is awaiting signature by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
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Stacy 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 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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