Thursday, February 21, 2008


(left) The grave site of Kathleen Savio at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. (Tribune photo / Phil Velasquez)

Investigators have said Drew Peterson is a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.

Drew Peterson's 3rd Wife Murdered by Drowning, New Autopsy Reveals
Thursday, February 21, 2008

CHICAGO — The death of the third wife of former police officer Drew Peterson has been officially declared a homicide after another autopsy revealed she drowned, the Will County state's attorney said Thursday.

The second report on Kathleen Savio's March 2004 death included photos from the scene and reports from the initial investigation, along with results from microscopic examinations and toxicological tests, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow said in a statement.

"We have been investigating this as a murder since reopening the case in November of last year," Glasgow said. "We now have a scientific basis to formally and publicly classify it as such."

Savio, 40, was found dead in her bathtub shortly before her divorce settlement with Peterson was finalized.

A coroner's jury ruled after the first autopsy that her death was accidental, but her body was exhumed last Nov. 13 after Peterson was named a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. She has not been found, but Drew Peterson said she ran off with another man.

Drew Peterson told the (Joliet) Herald-News on Thursday that the results "shocked" him. "You're kidding me. Unbelievable. That's hard to believe," said Peterson, 54, a former sergeant with the Bolingbrook Police Department.

Peterson has denied any involvement in either case and he has not been charged with wrongdoing. His attorney did not immediately return a telephone call Thursday from The Associated Press.

Authorities were not prepared to name a suspect, said Charles Pelkie, a spokesman for Glasgow's office.

"The investigation continues at this point," Pelkie said. "We've got an active grand jury investigation, we've got an active state police investigation."

Savio's family members, who received the news from Illinois State Police on Thursday, were not surprised.

WOW...WHAT AN UPDATE ON THIS MYSTERY CASE...,2933,331816,00.html

CHOMPING AT THE BIT...How did wife #1 and wife #2 manage to stay alive? I would like to hear from them about their life with Drew.


The Merry Widow said...

Notice too, the similarity of looks between his third and fourth wives.
They may no have evidence, but ANY woman stupid enough to believe this(I believe)sociopath will deserve her fate!
I'll also bet that wives #1 & #2 are keeping their mouths shut. For GOOD reasons!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!


CHOMP said...

Yes, Merry Widow...I will look into this case, and see what I can find. Maybe I can get enough information to write a short article.