Drew Peterson offers $25,000 reward for Stacy’s return

Here’s the text of the press release we received.

Drew Peterson Offers $25,000 Reward for Information Leading to Stacy’s Return
Peterson says he had hoped that by this time Stacy would’ve contacted him or their four children. He says he hopes that this reward will bring her home.
BrodskyOdeh.com <http://www.brodskyodeh.com/>  – April 30, 2008

(PRNewsChannel <http://www.prnewschannel.com/&gt; ) /

Bolingbrook, Ill. – Insisting that his wife left him for another man, Drew Peterson today offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to her safe return.

Stacy Peterson vanished six months ago.  Peterson says the night Stacy left him she told him on the phone that she was leaving.  He denies any involvement, but police maintain he is the prime suspect in her disappearance.

Peterson says he had hoped that by this time Stacy would’ve contacted him or their four children.  But she hasn’t.  He says he too can’t fathom why.

He says he hopes that this reward will bring her home.

“Her mom left her and it’s clear that history has repeated itself and that Stacy does not want to be found either,” says Peterson.  “I don’t know whom she left with or where they are.  Maybe the money will prompt someone to come forward with a lead.  Her children miss her and people believe I had something to do with her disappearance.”

Peterson acknowledges that as long as Stacy’s missing people will think he had something to do with it.

Police have offered no evidence supporting that theory.  Police and family and friends have searched area lakes and brush searching for her.

Peterson recognizes the criticism he’s received for not taking part in the searches.  But he says “I haven’t because I believe she’s alive.  She told me she was leaving.  She obviously doesn’t want to be found.”

The $25,000 reward is for information that leads to the safe return of Stacy, says Joel A. Brodsky, Peterson’s criminal defense attorney.  Brodsky says the reward money will be paid in addition to any other reward now being offered.

Information and tips should be sent to stacytips@yahoo.com.  Brodsky says the tips will be opened and read by a team of investigators hired by Peterson, not by Peterson himself or his attorneys.  He says all legitimate leads will be forwarded to law enforcement authorities.

Peterson, a former police sergeant, has been the target of death threats even as he tries to raise his children on his own.

“All emails that contain harassing, obscene, or threatening messages are warned that such communications are illegal, and all such e-mails will be forwarded to law enforcement for prosecution,” says Brodsky.

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4 thoughts on “Drew Peterson offers $25,000 reward for Stacy’s return

  1. Whitewitch, it will be interesting to see if anything does turn up. Wonder why it took him so long to do this? Personally, I think he’s about run out of ways to try to improve his public image, and this is one of those last ditch efforts. It’s states “for the SAFE return of Stacy” so if she’s found dead he won’t have to pay it anyway, nor if she’s never found. Honestly, I don’t much think she will be found dead or alive, as much as I hate to say that. If Drew did kill her, he probably put her, or had her put somewhere she will never be found. I truly hope the ISP will keep a check on any tips that come in to the yahoo email address, as well as the IP addresses of anyone who sends in a tip. I guess if any tips do come in, Brodsky might be able to use them in his defense of Drew if this goes to trial…another possible reason why this reward has all of a sudden been offered after six long months. I don’t mean to bash Drew, but it just comes across as “too little, too late” you know?

  2. I agree, this is too little too late. If Drew Peterson were to have shown some concern for his missing wife back in October, then the public would be more understanding. But not after six months.

    I should not be surprised that Drew indicated yesterday that he has had reported to him that Stacy has been sighted in Jamaica. I can just envision people reading that and collectively rolling their eyes not believing such a claim.

    I am pleased that the investigators (ISP) have publicly stated that Stacy Peterson did not end contact with her children and family. Since day one of this investigation, friends and family of Stacy have stated how she adored her children and could never leave them.

    And then the media tour of Peterson’s home just reflected how much Stacy cared for her family and the attention she put into the home.

    I think it is disgraceful that Drew wants to paint Stacy as following in her mother’s footsteps. From what I have read/heard in the media, there are no indications that Stacy would ever leave her family.

    Just like the media tour of the Peterson home solidified how much Stacy cared for her family, these comments by Drew that she just up and left will no doubt, come back to haunt him in a court of law.

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