Stacy Told 3 Drew Had Killed Ex

Peterson bragged of getting away with murder
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2007 10:04 AM CST
Stacy Told 3 Drew Had Killed Ex
An undated photo provided by her family shows Stacy Peterson, 23, center, of Bolingbrook, Ill., with her son, Anthony, and her younger sister Cassandra Cales. Peterson, the wife of Drew Peterson, a sergeant with the Bolingbrook Police Department, was reported missing Oct. 29, 2007. Volunteers and authorities...   (Associated Press)

Before her disappearance, Stacy Peterson revealed to three people, including a clergyman, that her husband had bragged of killing his ex-wife and making it look like an accident, a source tells the Chicago Sun-Times. Drew Peterson, now a suspect in his fourth wife’s disappearance, was already living with a pregnant Stacy in 2004 when Kathleen Savio’s body was discovered in an empty bathtub.

Stacy also reportedly told her husband on the day she disappeared that she was going to begin divorce proceedings—and wanted him out of the house, the source tells the Sun-Times. Peterson spoke to a stepbrother that evening about “how to dispose of the problem” he was having with his 23-year-old wife, the source says—only hours before asking that same stepbrother to help him carry a large, sealed container that felt "warm" to his car. (Read more Drew Peterson stories.)

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