Missing woman confided in church member

JOLIET, Ill., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Two months before she disappeared missing suburban Chicago mother Stacy Peterson told a clergy member she feared "bodily harm" from her husband, Drew.

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 join Peterson search this week

CHICAGO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Volunteers this week scaled back the search for a missing suburban Chicago woman as the FBI prepared to enter the case.

Missing woman's mom disappeared years ago

CHICAGO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Similarities exist in the disappearances of Bolingbrook, Ill., resident Stacy Peterson Oct. 8 and her mother, Christie Cales nine years ago.

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.

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.

Cop's 3rd wife exhumed; 4th still missing

HILLSIDE, Ill., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The body of the third wife of an Illinois police officer was exhumed Tuesday as the search continued for his fourth wife.

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.

Search continues for missing mother

CHICAGO, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Family members said a suburban Chicago mother who disappeared Sunday had a troubled marriage and wanted a divorce from her police sergeant husband.
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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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