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.

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.

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.

Expert appears before Peterson grand jury

CHICAGO, March 28 (UPI) -- An Illinois grand jury investigating the death of Kathleen Savio, Drew Peterson's third wife, heard from a doctor who examined Savio's body.

Peterson's sons delay court appearance

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., March 6 (UPI) -- The sons of Drew Peterson, a former Illinois police officer and a suspect in his wife's disappearance, again avoided having to appear before the grand jury.

Drew Peterson says he is ready for arrest

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Police Officer Drew Peterson denied killing his third and fourth wives Thursday while saying he is prepared to be charged.

Drew Peterson gets guns, loses permit

CHICAGO, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- An Illinois judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors must return former police officer Drew Peterson's guns, while state police soon after revoked his gun permit.

2004 death of cop's 3rd wife a homicide

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The death in 2004 of the third wife of an Illinois police officer whose fourth wife has mysteriously disappeared has been ruled a homicide.

Stacy Peterson allegedly sighted overseas

CHICAGO, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson's lawyer claims new photos snapped by a retired Australian police officer on vacation in Thailand may show Peterson's missing wife Stacy.

Savio family plans to sue Drew Peterson

JOLIET, Ill., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Two of Kathleen Savio's siblings, preparing to sue her former ex-police officer husband Drew Peterson in Illinois, petitioned to reopen their sister's estate.

Drew Peterson is ready for a divorce

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson, a suspect in the more than three-month disappearance of his wife Stacy Peterson, reportedly wants to divorce her.

Media circus rolls on in Peterson case

CHICAGO, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A Chicago radio morning show pulled a "Win a Date With Drew" slot intended to find a date for Drew Peterson, whose fourth wife has been missing since October.

Police: Drew Peterson still a suspect

CHICAGO, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Illinois State Police officials say former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson is still a suspect in the disappearance of his wife.

Message suggests missing wife had affair

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The attorney for an ex-Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer -- a suspect in his wife's disappearance -- says a text message implies she was having an affair.
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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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