By Danya Hooker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Drew Peterson’s past and present collided Thursday as his second wife and ex-fiancée appeared before a Will County grand jury investigating the mysterious fates of wives No. 3 and 4.
Kyle Piry, who was briefly engaged to Peterson in the early 1980s, confirmed she testified Thursday but declined to comment further.
“I never thought I’d have to be here after all this time,” Piry said after her testimony. “I didn’t think I was that relevant.”
In previous interviews with media outlets, Piry recounted her relationship with the former Bolingbrook police sergeant. Piry said she broke off their engagement after four months because she wasn’t ready to get married.
In a December interview with MSNBC, Piry said Peterson followed her for months after the break-up and issued her tickets for trivial traffic violations, including driving with bald tires.
Peterson has denied Piry’s allegations.
In 1982, he married Vicki Connolly. They were married for 10 years before she caught him having an affair with Kathleen Savio, who would become Peterson’s third wife.
Connolly declined to confirm whether she actually testified before the grand jury Thursday as she quickly walked back to her car.
The Will County grand jury has met nearly weekly since November, just after Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy, went missing. Drew Peterson is a suspect in his wife’s Oct. 28 disappearance, which investigators are treating as a possible homicide.
The missing person’s case also prompted investigators to re-examine Savio’s March 2004 death. She was found drowned in her Bolingbrook’s home bathtub just weeks before she and Peterson were to settle the financial terms of their divorce.
Drew Peterson has denied any wrongdoing in either case and has not been charged with a crime.