Here’s the latest from the Bolingbrook Reporter on mysuburbanlife.com:
Although members of the families of Stacy Peterson and Kathleen Savio publicly supported each other during a Dec. 1 candlelight vigil held in the cul-de-sac outside the Peterson home on Pheasant Chase Court in Bolingbrook, Stacy Peterson and Kathleen Savio were more apt to use derogatory language and exchange punches when in each other’s company, according to Bolingbrook police.
Bolingbrook police recently released a summary of 18 calls to police emanating from the Peterson/Savio house at 392 Pheasant Chase Drive between Feb. 17, 2002 and Nov. 11, 2003, and although the majority of calls were calls involving Drew Peterson and Savio — at the time still married to Drew Peterson — three of them involved Kathleen Savio and Stacy Peterson, Drew Peterson’s fourth wife.
According to police, units were called to the home on May 26, 2002 and Kathleen Savio was arrested for punching Stacy Peterson — then Stacy Cales — in the face.
At the time Savio and Drew Peterson still were married, although Drew Peterson and Stacy Peterson were romantically involved. Police said Drew Peterson was attempting to drop off children at the home when Kathleen Savio punched Stacy “in the face because she was in the car” with Drew Peterson when the children were being dropped off, the report states.
Kathleen Savio was charged in that incident, but the record was expunged by court order, according to Bolingbrook police.
In another incident on Dec. 20, 2002 Kathleen contacted police to advise them a certified letter had been sent to Stacy stating Stacy would face trespassing charges if she came on the property in the future. The call was logged for documentation.
In the third incident Kathleen called police to report Stacy called her “several derogatory names” while Drew Peterson was dropping off children. That call was referred to the Will County State’s Attorney’s office.
The summary also shows that on June 2, 2003 less than a year before Kathleen Savio’s death, Kathleen contacted police to report someone entered the home through a rear sliding glass door and removed a diamond wedding ring and a pair of diamond earrings from her bedroom. She also stated a camera was taken from the kitchen. The report said Drew Peterson denied any involvement.
Police said they supplied the summary of the calls because of the large volume of requests being made by the media requesting the information, according to Lt. Ken Teppel, public information officer for the Bolingbrook Police Department.
Stacy Peterson has been missing since Oct. 28, and Illinois State Police consider Drew Peterson a suspect in her disappearance.
State police continue to investigate the death of Savio, who died March 1, 2004. She was discovered dead in an empty bath tub with a cut to the back of her head. A six-person coroner’s jury said the death was an accidental drowning.
Following the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, the Will County State’s Attorney’s office re-examined Savio’s death and exhumed her body to conduct a second autopsy on her remains.
Specifics of that autopsy, performed Nov. 13, will not be known for a few more weeks, according to the Will County Coroner’s office.
Dr. Michael Baden, at the request of the Savio family, conducted an independent autopsy and said the death was a homicide.
Drew Peterson has denied any involvement in both cases.
On Saturday more than 50 people attended a candlelight vigil in the cul-de-sac outside the home of Drew and Stacy Peterson.
“Even though it was cold and there was a freezing rain, we still packed the tent,” said Sharon Bychowski, organizer of the event.
According to Bychowski, prayers were offered for Stacy Peterson, Kathleen Savio and Lisa Stebic, the Plainfield woman who has been missing for more than six months.
Members from all three families were present at the vigil, according to Bychowski.
Volunteers who spent part of the morning searching for Stacy Peterson were recognized, Bychowski said.
“One of the messages we wanted to reinforce is that we cannot stop searching for either Lisa or Stacy,” Bychowski said.