In October 2007, twenty-three-year-old Stacy Peterson vanished from the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, abandoning her husband and youngsters. Retired Police Sergeant Drew Peterson, thirty years Stacy's senior, steadfastly asserted his innocence and maintained that his spouse had easily fled their tumultuous marriage and run off with one other guy.
Throngs of newshounds and digital camera crews besieged Peterson's quiet suburban cul-de-sac, however the ex-cop looked as if it would enjoy this newfound limelight. As exhaustive searches for Stacy's physique grew to become up not anything and suggestive clues led nowhere, questions have been raised: approximately their strange marriage, approximately Stacy's previous vocal issues for her protection, and approximately Drew Peterson's weird and wonderful public habit within the wake of Stacy's disappearance.
Then, in February 2008, got here a startling improvement. After a moment post-mortem, the bizarre loss of life of Peterson's 3rd spouse, Kathleen Savio, used to be governed a murder. 3 and a part years prior, Savio have been came upon useless within the tub in their domestic, yet in mild of Stacy's curious disappearance, Kathleen's physique was once exhumed and the case used to be reopened. of Drew Peterson's 4 other halves, it seemed, had met premature fates tragic and unforeseen yet not often coincidental.
Drawing upon unique interviews with Stacy's family and friends or even Drew himself, Chicago-area reporter Joseph Hosey provides the main researched account of the Stacy Peterson case but. nonetheless, because the fees opposed to Drew Peterson mount, one haunting query continues to be: the place in the world is Stacy?
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Additional info for Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson
It’s tricky to visualize Peterson discovering time for therefore many enterprise ventures, such a lot of children—he fathered six and had one stepdaughter—and such a lot of ladies. yet by means of his personal account, and people of a few of his ex-wives, he did. Peterson talked to me in short approximately one “girlfriend” he had whereas he used to be married to his moment spouse. He used to be adamant approximately no longer having something to do with the plain suicide of her brother, who was once came across placing in his storage, yet so far as sound asleep with the lady whereas he was once married to an individual else—yeah, Peterson acknowledged, that occurred. Peterson unfold himself round, it appeared, in all facets of his lifestyles. “At one time, I hired over 100 people,” Peterson instructed me, and between these on his payroll have been relations and in-laws, humans he stated he used to be “supporting. ” in truth, he couldn’t appear to aid amassing those that wanted aid and who, not like Peterson’s police-officer accountability to uphold legislations and order, didn’t precisely keep on with the directly and slender. there has been, for instance, his moment wife’s motorcycle-gangster brother who acquired shot to loss of life, and Stacy’s brother, Yelton, a registered intercourse criminal. One in-law Peterson gave a role to used to be Savio’s nephew, Charlie Doman. Doman first labored as a upkeep guy at Suds Pub, owned together by way of his Aunt Kitty and her then-husband, Peterson. From there, he moved into the kitchen, and was once then made a supervisor. “Then my Aunt Kitty fired me,” Doman recalled. yet they it appears ironed out their problems, simply because Savio and Peterson introduced Doman again to Suds Pub to paintings as a DJ. After he left the bar, even though, Doman bumped into a few difficulty of his personal. He pleaded to blame to legal annoyed battery in reference to an August 1998 stabbing. He caught a knife in a drowsing “friend” various occasions and used to be charged with tried homicide on best of the irritated battery. Doman’s buddy survived the assault, and Doman’s resulting plea deal received him off with probation and the 2 hundred twenty-three days he’d spent in detention center waiting for trial. In 2003, Doman landed again in the back of bars after pleading responsible to a robbery cost. He supposedly walked off along with his boss’ funds check in and the money it held. The pass judgement on gave him years. Doman stated that used to be a “different time” in his lifestyles, and he’s settled down in view that. yet ahead of he went to criminal, earlier than he even stabbed his buddy, he labored in his brother-in-law’s bar in numerous capacities. whereas there, he made the acquaintance of Drew’s stepbrother, Tom Morphey, one other relative to whom Peterson gave a assisting hand. Peterson and Morphey turned stepbrothers in maturity, after Peterson’s father and Morphey’s mom had died, and the surviving mom and dad received married. Peterson’s father, Donald Peterson, had labored for Morphey’s father on the Northern Illinois gasoline corporation. Peterson stated his father was once clinically determined with melanoma instantly after he retired. “That’s a way to spend your retirement,” he stated. Peterson stated that it was once at his father’s funeral, actually, that his mom met Al Morphey, her destiny husband, whose spouse had additionally died from melanoma.