Here’s a look at some of the week’s developments and in the Peterson case.
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• Stacy Peterson’s family resumed searches for the missing Bolingbrook mother on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30. A team of volunteers searched two areas near the Illinois and Michigan Canal in Joliet. Although search organizers said they did not find anything groundbreaking, they said state police, the FBI, and a tip line all led them to that area. Volunteers will meet again this weekend to continue the searchers. Those interested in volunteering will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center, 200 Lindsey Lane.
• Drew Peterson picked up his four computers Tuesday, April 1 after a Will County judge ordered state police Feb. 27 to return them. Police seized the computers, along with 11 guns and two vehicles, during a Nov. 1 search of his home. In December, Peterson’s attorney filed a petition asking the courts to force investigators to return all the seized property. Brodsky argued the state, after weeks of having the items, had more than enough time to conduct all necessary forensics testing. The judge eventually agreed and ordered the items returned but state police revoked Peterson’s firearm owner’s identification card the next day. Peterson picked up his vehicles March 18 but will have to wait until an April 17 court hearing to learn the fate of the guns. At the hearing, a judge will rule whether to grant Brodsky’s request to let Peterson’s son, a police officer, hold on to the guns.
• On Thursday, April 3, Peterson’s former fiancee and ex-wife both appeared before a Will County grand jury investigating the March 2004 death of Peterson’s third wife and the disappearance of his fourth. Kyle Piry, who was briefly engaged to Peterson in the early 1980s, confirmed she testified Thursday but declined to comment further. Shortly after, Vicki Connolly left the grand jury proceedings but declined to confirm whether she testified. Connolly and Peterson were married for 10 years, starting in 1982. She said she left him when she found out he was having an affair with Kathleen Savio, who would become Peterson’s third wife.
~Compiled by Danya Hooker, Suburban Life Publications