*Update*Lawyer: Text to Stacy proves she was having affair

By Danya Hooker
dhooker@mysuburbanlife.com

A two-sentence text message allegedly sent to Stacy Peterson more than a month before she went missing proves she was having an affair, her husband’s lawyer told media outlets this week.

Meanwhile, investigators obtained a search warrant Jan. 3 seeking information that might help identify the anonymous writer of the Sept. 20 message, sent at 9:47 a.m.

The message refers to Peterson as “my love” and thanks her for a sexual encounter the night before.

The revelation bolsters Drew Peterson’s claim that his wife is not missing but simply left him for another man. Peterson, 54, a former Bolingbrook police sergeant, has been named a suspect in his 23-year-old wife’s Oct. 28 disappearance, which investigators are treating as a possible homicide.

Peterson turned over the cell phone to state police on Dec. 20, reportedly after a private investigator discovered the message on the phone. Stacy Peterson had reportedly recently replaced the phone and given it to her teenage stepson.

Authorities obtained a search warrant Jan. 3 seeking information that might lead to the identity of the sender. The warrant requests “cellular telephone and online accounts which may contain evidence of the commission of the offenses of First Degree Murder… or Concealment of a Homicidal Death… be seized, searched and forensically analyzed.”

The message was sent from a Sprint Nextel Web site, which allows users to send messages without logging in or opening an account.

Sprint Nextel spokesman Dave DeVries said he was unable to comment on the specifics of the case due to the ongoing investigation but said it is possible to send an online message without filling in the “Callback number” section. The message is free for the sender, so no billing information is logged.

He declined to comment on whether the message was traceable any other way.

VIEW THE TEXT MESSAGE (WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE)

VIEW THE SEARCH WARRANT

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4 thoughts on “*Update*Lawyer: Text to Stacy proves she was having affair

  1. That’s so disrespectful. Beach?!! Are you kidding me? Try cold and bony in a shallow grave, dug by you-know-who.

    Get a life.

  2. Did anyone ever consider that Mr. Peterson sent the msg himself? He could have so that there would be some credibility to his “off w/another guy” story.??

  3. Unfortunaley this lawyer is so hungry for publicity that he doesn’t know where to send his emanciated dogs yet again. First he created a website for Drew to collect funds for his defense and magically shortly after it’s creation cancelled it, stating Drew had gathered enough funds…All in his imagination, for I don’t know of any sane human being who would donate a penny to such an undeserving cause – Drew Peterson and his lawyer… Lastly trying to find this wife terminator another date??? Hello!! get a clue!!!

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