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/> ) /
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.