Your Thread – October 27

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  1. Good Morning!

    AS FAMILY MARKS DATE, CASE OF MISSING MOM STILL MAKING NEWS IN NATIONAL, POLITICAL CIRCLES.
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    October 27, 2008

    By JOE HOSEY Janet Lundquist and Dan Rozek staff, STNG reporters
    BOLINGBROOK — A year after Stacy Peterson vanished, her sister and closest relatives will mark the occasion privately, away from the glare of television cameras.

    That same day, on the missing mother’s street, if everything goes according to plan, Stacy’s next-door neighbor, Sharon Bychowski, will lead a parade past her home as part of a Tuesday night candlelight vigil. But Stacy’s husband, won’t see it.

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    Judy DeVriendt, a candidate for Will County state’s attorney, has put up billboards like these along Illinois 53.
    (Joe Hosey/Herald News staff)
    “I’m not going to be here. I’m going to do some New York show,” said Drew Peterson, the quasi-celebrity, four-time husband, former cop and sole suspect in what the police have called his wife’s “potential homicide.”

    The week before the anniversary, Peterson said he was scheduled to fly out to film a spot with Dr. Phil. Such was the life of Peterson in the wake of his wife — if he is to be believed — running off with another man.

    “I’m just kind of numb to it all,” Peterson said near the end of his first year in the public eye. “If anything happens long enough, it becomes normal to you, you know what I mean?”

    Not that everything in the past year has gone the way Peterson would have wanted.

    “Between her being gone, and the gun charge, I’m in limbo,” said Peterson, who faces a felony gun rap for possessing an assault weapon with a barrel that allegedly does not measure up to the state mandate (Peterson counters that the Bolingbrook police brass knew about the weapon and allowed him to own it as part of his duties on the SWAT team).

    Besides the matter of the rifle and the disappearance of Stacy, the state police also are revisiting the March 2004 death of Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio.

    State police investigated Savio’s death in 2004 and the first time around found no indication of foul play. They got another crack at it after Stacy Peterson vanished and State’s Attorney James Glasgow reopened the case.

    “After filing a petition with the court to exhume Kathleen Savio’s remains, a board-certified forensic pathologist confirmed my assertion in that petition that her death was a homicide,” Glasgow said.

    Savio’s sister, Anna Doman, remains confident charges will be filed in connection with her sister’s death in spite of the years that have passed since she was found drowned in a dry tub.

    “This is going to happen, I’m just not sure when,” Doman said. “I don’t say if, I say when.”

    Though it’s been hard waiting for answers since authorities last fall reopened their investigation into Savio’s death, Doman is trying to be patient.

    “I want them to take all the time they need so they don’t make any mistakes,” she said. “When it goes down, I want it to go all the way. I don’t want it to get tossed out on a technicality.”

    She’s pleased with the effort and time police and prosecutors have put into reinvestigating her sister’s death, which has been reclassified as a homicide, rather than an accidental drowning.

    “They’re going to make sure it’s a rock-solid case. I know they’re bound and determined to get this right,” she said.

    Stebic case
    While Anna Doman believes the authorities may find some resolution to her sister’s homicide, Glasgow’s challenger in the Nov. 4 election, Judy DeVriendt, is not so sure, even though she claims the top prosecutor is obsessed with the dead woman’s former husband.
    “Glasgow seems to have a personal vendetta against Drew Peterson,” DeVriendt said, “and he’s focused on Drew Peterson,” to the point that he is neglecting the cases of other missing and murdered women.

    “I really feel sorry for the families of Kathleen Savio, Stacy Peterson and (Plainfield mother) Lisa Stebic,” DeVriendt said. “Especially the family of Lisa Stebic, because they seem to be thrown by the wayside.”

    Lisa Stebic has been missing nearly six months longer than Stacy Peterson and no one has been charged in connection with her April 2007 disappearance.

    Plainfield police had enough evidence to narrow their investigation of Lisa Stebic’s disappearance to her husband, Craig Stebic, and named him their sole “person of interest” in July 2007. But do they have enough to convince a jury of their suspicions?

    “I feel that our case is missing a couple components that would allow us to move forward with the case to a successful prosecution,” said Plainfield Police Chief Don Bennett. “There are some items in our particular case that we want more information on to take away some gray that could appear in a black-and-white case.”

    One of those missing components is Lisa. No trace of her, living or dead, has been found, and finding her is critical to moving the case forward, Bennett said.

    “There’s no question in Illinois, without a body it’s very difficult to get a conviction,” he said.

    “You only get one shot. To me, it’s very important that you have a comfort level that the information you have is going to result in a conviction,” Bennett said. “One no vote (on a jury) shoots our case.”

    Plainfield police have worked this type of case before.

    Inge Strama of Plainfield disappeared in July 1993. Her skeletal remains were found in a vacant lot in Worth four years later.

    Charges were never filed in the case. Investigators could not determine whether Strama was a homicide victim.

    The Stebic case is different, Bennett said, in that investigators have more physical evidence.

    “I feel very confident at some point in time (the Stebic) case will come about,” Bennett said.

    Kill County?
    DeVriendt blames Glasgow’s administration for what seems to be a recent proliferation of high-profile missing and murdered women and, recalling a conversation she and her husband had while vacationing in Las Vegas last month, says this perception has spread across the country.
    DeVriendt said a couple asked them, “Will County, isn’t that where all those women are disappearing? We’ve heard of that. Isn’t it called Kill County?”

    “Nationally known,” DeVriendt said. “This county is a joke, and Glasgow made it a joke.”

    DeVriendt has plastered the notion of “Kill County” on billboards along Illinois 53 reading, “Have the last 4 years been Open Season On Women In Will County?”

    Glasgow takes exception to the signs.

    “It shows a terrible insensitivity to women and the victims of crime,” he said. “I had a lot of women come up to me and they were very disturbed by it, and they didn’t know what it meant.”

    In trying to discredit him, Glasgow accused DeVriendt of taking a shot at the police who investigated the crimes.

    “She doesn’t understand how this office operates,” Glasgow said of DeVriendt, who actually worked as an assistant state’s attorney from 1990 until 1998, the last two years under Glasgow himself.

    “We’re partners with the police. The police do the work in the field.”

    And Glasgow insists he is not conducting anything close to a vendetta against Peterson.

    “Drew’s been quoted saying, ‘I like Jim Glasgow,'” Glasgow said. “Drew respects me.”

    Peterson did indeed endorse Glasgow, not only saying that he likes him, but that he is “a very honorable man. I think whatever Jim Glasgow does, he’ll do what he thinks is true.”

    What’s next
    In the course of a year, Glasgow has done nothing to Peterson in regard to either his missing wife or his dead one. DeVriendt charges that her opponent is waiting for the passage of a bill that would allow hearsay evidence into a trial in some circumstances.
    On Wednesday, Glasgow trumpeted his creation of the pending legislation.

    “Furthermore, it must be noted that these two investigations, as well as the investigation into the disappearance of Lisa Stebic, prompted me to draft a new law that will enable prosecutors across Illinois to use a murder victim’s cries for help as evidence at trial to convict her brutal killer,” he said. “This common-sense legislation, which will become law in November, will enable prosecutors to bring previously inadmissible evidence to trial to ensure abusive murderers cannot profit from their wrongdoing.”

    DeVriendt said she would be reluctant to use the pending law against Peterson.

    “He’s putting all his eggs in one basket and it’s that statute,” she said. “The first time you use that law, you better be sure you can win the case without that law, in case it’s overturned.”

    But Glasgow said the bill is sound, that “the provisions contained in this new law have recently been affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court.”

    With the election looming, along with the likely passage of the “hearsay” bill, Peterson alluded to big things on his own horizon as the first anniversary of his wife’s disappearance approached.

    “A lot of stuff’s going on in my personal life,” said Peterson.

    When asked what he meant, and if he was hinting at yet another marriage in his future, Peterson said only, “We’ll let it break when it breaks.”

    Joe Hosey and Janet Lundquist are staff writers for The Herald News. Dan Rozek is a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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  2. Good morning everyone!

    I’m still laughing at yesterday’s press release. Yeah, we knew what JB meant first time, lol.

    JMO, but I’m not liking the opportunist De Vriendt….and how does she know how many eggs are in which basket when she’s not a party to he investigation? Shallow. Opportunist.

    ….but I do wish Glasgow hadn’t said how much the only suspect, disgracedex-cop respects him.

  3. Good morning, everyone.

    It’s all well and good what comes of charges after the Hearsay bill is signed into law, but what about the “investigation” into Kathleen’s death the first time?

    There are some things about that botched investigation that the public is aware of. Is that going to be brought out and is the light going to be shed on that investigation? Kathleen’s body wouldn’t have had to be exhumed if her death investigation was done correctly the first time.

    So, what’s up with that?

  4. I wonder…….Is the family of KS pushing for an investigation into the investigation of her death ? I wonder…Will there be a lawsuit of some sort over this ? Goodmorning everyone.
    I wonder……what will today bring ? (other than another day closer to an arrest )

  5. Hi Wonder. There’s a lot of things to wonder. Wonder what was determined about the Will that mysteriously appeared after Kathleen told her divorce lawyer she didn’t have a Will? I wonder if that was investigated, and if there is any evidence that the mysterious Will was forged? I wonder that because one of the witnesses to the original Will, Alex Morelli, doesn’t have or want anything to do with Drew Peterson anymore. I wonder if that mess has been part of an ongoing investigation?

  6. Kathleen said she had no will, lawyer recalls
    PETERSON CASE | But Drew claims he found it after her death

    March 8, 2008

    BY JOE HOSEY Herald News

    While she was divorcing Drew Peterson, Kathleen Savio said she didn’t have a will, her former lawyer said Friday.

    Attorney Harry Smith’s statement raises new questions about a two-page, handwritten will that Drew Peterson unveiled 15 days after his ex-wife drowned in her bathtub in 2004.

    Former Bollingbrook police officer Drew Peterson, left, continues to deny any involvement in the disappearance of his fourth wife and the homicide of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, right.

    The will — dated March 2, 1997 — named Peterson’s uncle James B. Carroll as executor of Savio’s estate. Carroll later awarded Peterson control of virtually all of Savio’s assets, although Peterson and his third wife already had divorced.

    Smith on Friday also said that Drew Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy, met with him twice in the week before she vanished to solicit advice for her own divorce from the embattled Bolingbrook ex-cop.

    Stacy Peterson discussed divorce twice with Smith in the five days before her Oct. 28 disappearance, he said.

    continued……

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/832553,CST-NWS-boling08.article

  7. Oh, no. Regarding Jennifer Hudson’s nephew, CLTV is reporting the white Chevy Suburban has been found abandoned, and there’s a child’s body in it.

  8. Dayna,

    I enjoyed your new article about Stacy. I thought it focused on Stacy instead of all of the Drew happenings and it honors her and her family in their struggle to find her.

    God bless Stacy and her family. I hope one day they will have closure and peace.

  9. rescueapet // October 27, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Oh, no. Regarding Jennifer Hudson’s nephew, CLTV is reporting the white Chevy Suburban has been found abandoned, and there’s a child’s body in it.
    _________________________________

    Indeed – very sad Rescue for the family of this boy that was found. Looking around the internet, seems police are being understandably quiet about details for now.

  10. One year later

    By Danya Hooker, dhooker@mysuburbanlife.com
    GateHouse News Service
    New! Mon Oct 27, 2008, 07:00 AM CDT
    Bolingbrook, IL –

    As the one-year anniversary of Stacy Peterson’s disappearance nears, a mountain of failing hope and fruitless efforts dwarf the hill of optimism that once surrounded her friends and family.

    It’s a milestone with no merit. A tacit cue that closure should begin, where no closure is in sight.

    “It’s like walking up to a ghost,” said Sharon Bychowski, Peterson’s friend and neighbor. “You’re walking up to something but there’s nothing there. There’s no closure.”

    Now, as Oct. 28 looms, a year of waiting for answers has given rise to even more questions. Is the hope of finding Peterson fading to a dream? How much longer will they have to wait for resolution? And if a resolution never materializes, what can those who searched for her do with their newfound skills?

    As Peterson’s loved ones struggle with these thoughts, many who trudged through fields and sifted through waterways in search of clues to her whereabouts are trying to look forward in search of a way to preserve her memory by turning a tragedy into hope for others.

    Fading to a dream
    On the last Saturday of March, as the Midwest was beginning to awaken from a brutal winter, about 40 volunteers gathered at a forest preserve in southeastern Joliet to search for Peterson.

    The temperature hovered just above freezing as they marched forward, wading through thick woodland, soggy marshes and patches of forest preserve that could have doubled as a landfill. They inspected every suspicious object, misplaced stone and uneven patch of dirt.

    Five months after the disappearance, the grim reality of the searches already had set in for many. They were not looking for the vibrant, young mother who had brought them to this barren piece of land. They were looking for her body.

    “There’s hope, but I’m starting to live with the fact that my sister is not coming home alive,” said Peterson’s sister, Cassandra Cales, at the time.

    Seven months later, some are now coming to terms with the possibility that she might never be found.

    “I’ve cried more times in the last week and a half than I have in the whole last year,” Bychowski said. “Because it’s done. It’s over. We’ll always want to find her, but we know that may not happen.”

    After more than 140 searches covering tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of miles of waterways, family spokeswoman Pam Bosco said they are halting searches until the investigation is complete in hopes that the information will provide some direction for searches.

    “We could search from now until doomsday for Stacy,” Bosco said. “But I think the best thing is to wait for all the information to come forward and just keep our thoughts on this investigation.”

    On Wednesday, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow released a statement assuring the family and the public of the continued progress in the investigation.

    “The investigations into both Stacy Peterson’s disappearance and Kathleen Savio’s murder have been highly productive,” Glasgow said. “I fully expect there to be a resolution in at least one of these investigations in the near future.”

    The statement was one of the few updates provided by the authorities who are investigating the cases of Savio and Peterson, the third and fourth wives of former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson, who is the sole suspect in Stacy Peterson’s disappearance. Police have not named a suspect in Savio’s murder, while police are treating Stacy Peterson’s disappearance as a “potential homicide” and have said they do not believe the young woman left her home and family willingly.

    Waiting for resolution
    As of press time Wednesday evening, Drew Peterson had not returned phone calls seeking comment.

    His publicist, Glenn Selig, said Peterson was in Los Angeles to tape an interview for the “Dr. Phil” show.

    From day one, Peterson has said he had nothing to do with his wife’s disappearance or with the March 2004 drowning of his third wife, whose death investigation police reopened within days of Stacy Peterson’s disappearance.

    Drew Peterson said he still believes Savio’s death was an accident, as a coroner’s jury ruled in 2004, although two separate pathologists have since ruled it a homicide. He has not been charged with a crime in either case.

    Glasgow said Wednesday that the special grand jury that convened in November to investigate both cases is still hearing testimony. Glasgow also noted that the cases prompted him to draft legislation that would allow hearsay testimony in trials where key witnesses have been murdered to prevent them from testifying about a defendant’s other criminal activities.

    The law easily won approval in the state legislature earlier this year, but Gov. Rod Blagojevich postponed signing it after it was discovered that the bill did not contain a date for when the law would go into effect. Without an effective date, it would not become law until June 2009.
    Blagojevich sent the bill back to state lawmakers, who are expected to amend the law so it becomes effective immediately, and approve it when the legislative session reconvenes in November.

    With few details of the investigation made public, Stacy Peterson’s aunt, Candace Aikin, said her continued communication with police has helped her remain hopeful her family will find closure.

    “It’s been a hard year, that’s for sure,” Aikin said. “There’s so many unanswered questions, there’s still a lot of emotion. It’s a hard time, but we’re taking it one day at a time, just knowing that justice will come in time. We would’ve liked to see it sooner.

    “It’s hard to wait for that but we believe it will come, and I’m still believing that we will find Stacy,” Aikin said.

    Searching for a new cause
    Regardless of the outcome, Aikin said she wants her niece’s memory to continue well past the 23 short years of her life.

    “I would hope that Stacy’s inspiration would continue to live on through people and through circumstances in their lives,” Aikin said. “I believe that her life will continue to speak to others in a positive way and that some good will come of this.”

    With large-scale searches halted, lead search organizer Roy Taylor said the small group of dedicated volunteers who spent months looking for Peterson is hoping to carry on her memory by assisting in searches for other missing persons.

    “We have six to eight people that are wanting to go on and donate their time and further their (search and rescue) education to help other families,” Taylor said. “It’s Stacy’s legacy, besides her children. This could be a beautiful, awesome thing.”

    On the weekend of Oct. 10, the group assembled for the first time to help search for someone other than Stacy Peterson. Seven members of the group met in West Chicago to conduct a search for John Spira, a St. Charles resident who has been missing since Feb. 23, 2007.
    Bolingbrook resident Dianna Noun, who aided in both the Peterson and Spira searches, said the willingness and kindness of other volunteers has been a source of inspiration.

    “I’m willing to give up my time and help whenever it’s needed. And I hope that if I’m ever in that situation, I’d get the help of people like the ones I’ve met at the searches,” Noun said. “When I went to search for John Spira, I wore my Stacy shirt and if I go and search for anybody else, I will wear my Stacy shirt because I’m proud that I was part of trying to find Stacy.”

    http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/elmhurst/news/x398382365/One-year-later

  11. Morning Rescue, yeah I wonder about all of that also, boy what a mess this whole thing has turned into. I hope it all gets straightened out and that SP is found and put to rest properly and that justice is served. I wonder if that will eventually happen.

  12. For those interested , there will be another search on Sat. Nov 1st, 2008.

    Meet at the Shell Gas station , I-55 and Weber Rd in Bolingbrook at 9am please.

    Please dress for the weather, and be prepared for a lot of walking. Thanks again to all who came out to help us this weekend, we hope to see you again.

    Please repost anywhere you see fit.

  13. 1wonderwoman // October 27, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Have a nice day everyone, that article got to me, I need to get away from this, its just too sad.
    ___________________________________

    I felt the depth of sadness as well. Once again, I have no idea how Stacy’s family does it. The reason I feel is was an important article is that it focuses on Stacy, her family and the searches. This whole situation is tragic.

    I have decided to not watch Drew tomorrow, or any other day he is on TV. There is nothing he can say that I am interested in aside from where Stacy is – and I know he won’t be giving a location. I get more angry and upset when I see him on TV, enjoying life knowing that there are 2 women no longer with us. I can no longer give him my time and attention. I’d rather focus on Kathleen and Stacy and praying for their children and loved ones.

  14. rescueapet // October 27, 2008 at 9:33 am

    gotout – thank you very much for posting Danya’s pieces.

    Very interesting, Danya.
    _______________________________
    You are so welcome Rescue 🙂

    Looks like there is more to come :

    Please check back regularly for additional online content, including a photo essay and an updated timeline of the investigations into the Oct. 28 disappearance of Stacy Peterson and the March 2004 murder of Kathleen Savio.

    http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/bolingbrook/homepage

  15. A lovely though sad story, Danya.

    Grandam, I couldn’t find anything. Geraldo doesn’t make videos or transcripts available as often as some other shows. No doubt he called Peterson a ‘skunk’ etc. etc.

    As for the Today show and Dr. Phil, really what could Drew and Joel have to say that would be anything other than irritating?

  16. After more than 140 searches covering tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of miles of waterways, family spokeswoman Pam Bosco said they are halting searches until the investigation is complete in hopes that the information will provide some direction for searches.

    “We could search from now until doomsday for Stacy,” Bosco said. “But I think the best thing is to wait for all the information to come forward and just keep our thoughts on this investigation.

    So did Pam change her mind since she was interviewed? I thought the current searches were initiated by the family. *confused*

  17. That statement confused me as well Facs.
    Sounds like at some some of the family members are throwing in the search towel.

  18. From the quote above: … until the investigation is complete in hopes that the information will provide some direction for searches.

    Perhaps the investigation provided direction for the searches, and that is why they have begun again …

  19. I can’t tell from the article whether Pam’s statement is from the same timeframe as Sharon’s (at which time Stacy had been missing 7 months) or whether it is more recent.

  20. Just to try to clear up some possible confusion…both Pam’s and Sharon’s comments are from last Tuesday. In particular, Pam’s comment was before the new searches were announced, and, because of press deadlines, there was not time to re-interview sources after they were announced.

  21. Hello everyone.

    I think Pam is a wise woman. She is giving Cass and all permission to take a break from the searches.

  22. So based on Pam’s statement, the investigation is not over, but, so far, the investigation has not given them any new search options?

  23. Bucket, I’m not sure what you’re saying …

    lol … I don’t want to add to confusion by answering something you’re not asking.

  24. Sad news.

    Sources: Hudson family told that body is Julian’s
    October 27, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    UPDATE: Sources say that police have told the Hudson family that the body found on Chicago’s West Side is that of 7-year-old Julian King.

  25. Sad news, indeed. That child was innocent of anything and everything and didn’t deserve to be taken and murdered. What a terrible day. Was so hoping the child would be found alive.

  26. Posted on Mon, Oct. 27, 2008
    A year later, still no answers about Peterson’s missing wife
    By DON BABWIN
    Associated Press Writer

    It’s been a year of hope and hype, despair and denials in the search for missing suburban mother Stacy Peterson. The only thing missing is answers.

    On Tuesday, the anniversary of Peterson’s disappearance will be marked much the same way it began: Her family members will hold a candlelight vigil and her husband will be in New York – again – telling a national television audience he had nothing to do with her disappearance.

    “I’ve been always trying to get my story out,” Drew Peterson said in a telephone interview from his New York hotel, where he and his attorney, Joel Brodsky, were staying before his appearance on the “Today” show.

    From the beginning, the case has played out like a made-for-TV movie.

    The mysterious disappearance of the young, attractive woman – the 23-year-old fourth wife of a police officer 30 years her senior – drew a small army of television trucks that camped for weeks outside the Bolingbrook house where the couple had lived with their two young children and two of Drew Peterson’s children from a previous marriage.

    Authorities quickly called Peterson a suspect in his wife’s disappearance and said it was a possible homicide. Then they said the bathtub drowning of Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004 might not have been an accident. After exhuming Savio’s body, they labeled her death a homicide but did not name a suspect.

    The media storm grew as police and volunteers searched frantically for Stacy Peterson and Savio’s family told stories of alleged abuse of Savio by Drew Peterson. He went on TV time and again to profess his innocence.

    But it’s been months since there has been any news about Peterson’s disappearance, and authorities have said little about the investigation into Savio’s death.

    In a statement to mark the one-year anniversary, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow called the investigations “highly productive.”

    “I fully expect there to be a resolution in at least one of these investigations in the near future,” he wrote, but would not elaborate.

    Meanwhile, the case already has been the subject of two books. And Peterson, 54, has continued to make headlines on a regular basis. He faces weapons charges and his court appearances attract a media crowd.

    Recently, he again took to the airwaves, after a book on which he cooperated was published. Author Derek Armstrong wrote in “Drew Peterson Exposed” that a polygraph he had Peterson take showed the former police officer was “deceptive” in a few of his answers.

    Peterson said he did not know why he was found to be “deceptive” to questions that asked about the last time he saw his wife, whether she told him she was leaving and whether he knows where she is.

    But he and Brodsky maintain that he showed no deception when he answered that he did not harm either Stacy Peterson or Savio.

    “If it is negative, it is big headlines (but) if something positive pops up, it’s played down,” Peterson said.

    If he’s asked on television, he also will also reiterate what he’s said all along: His wife left him for another man and is alive.

    But he may also say what he told The Associated Press on Monday: that he doesn’t think she will ever come forward.

    “If I was a little girl and the focus of all this media attention, I wouldn’t be coming back,” he said. “Why would a little girl come back to that?”

    Brodsky, who has said he believes Stacy Peterson left willingly, says he wonders if something’s happened to her since.

    “The longer it goes on, the more possible that some harm came to her,” he said. “Maybe she fell in with bad people … I’m not saying it happened, but it certainly starts creeping into your thoughts as a possibility.”

    For Savio’s family, the big concern is that authorities will lose interest in Kathleen Savio, just as they believed happened when her death was quickly ruled an accident back in 2004.

    That’s why Savio’s family members are taking part in the vigil, her nephew Charlie Doman said.

    “We are going from my Aunt Kitty’s (Savio’s) house to Stacy’s house to kind of keep it out there because things have really been dwindling,” he said.

    But there also are signs that at least some friends and family of Stacy Peterson just want the anniversary to come and go.

    Pamela Bosco, a longtime family friend who has been acting as an unofficial family spokeswoman, said some decided that taking part in Tuesday night’s vigil would be too difficult, particularly for Stacy Peterson’s sister, Cassandra Cales.

    “This one-year, it really hits home,” she said. “I think we’d rather do something in private. We can let our tears go then.”

    © 2007 Belleville News-Democrat and wire service sources. All Rights Reserved. http://www.belleville.com

  27. Why would you think that Peterson and Brodsky would feel the need to stir up anymore recognition or publicity if Brodsky feels no charges are going to be forthcoming, the story has died down in the national press, and there’s been no charges.

    I just don’t get it. Is Peterson working on getting a made-for-tv movie sold now? What other explanation could their be. He’s a dried up, has-been nobody that can’t keep his mug out of the spotlight. What’s up with that?

  28. “I’ve been always trying to get my story out,” Drew Peterson said…

    Yes, that’s all we’ve had for a year – Drew’s story. It’s not believable. That’s why everyone would like to know what the truth is.

  29. “If I was a little girl and the focus of all this media attention, I wouldn’t be coming back,” he said. “Why would a little girl come back to that?”

    What??? He’s calling his wife a ‘little girl’? Oh ewww. WTF?

  30. Yeah, he’s always trying to get his story out. Okay, it worked. He did it, he got his story out. He tried to discredit just about every person that passed through his life, he uses his children for his sinister benefit, he’s a liar, a womanizer and a poor excuse of a human being. I’d say he got his story out.

    Because everything I’ve just listed above either came straight from the suspect himself, or in very accurate accounts of him. Hmmmm?

  31. facsmiley // October 27, 2008 at 10:57 am

    After more than 140 searches covering tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of miles of waterways, family spokeswoman Pam Bosco said they are halting searches until the investigation is complete in hopes that the information will provide some direction for searches.

    “We could search from now until doomsday for Stacy,” Bosco said. “But I think the best thing is to wait for all the information to come forward and just keep our thoughts on this investigation.“

    So did Pam change her mind since she was interviewed? I thought the current searches were initiated by the family. *confused*
    __________________

    That interview was done prior to us being able to set up this search and us obtaining more info that could help us in the search. It is not a change of mind, just that an opportunity arose and we are trying to do as much as we can and not lose our hope.

  32. I think everyone agrees that anyone who searches is doing it with the best of intentions, hoping to find missing Stacy, and keeping hope going that she will be found.

    Good luck and good wishes to the continued search efforts.

  33. On geraldo’s show last night they interviewed the nephew I think savaio’s …. and said that they are looken into all this money stuff. and that the investagation is going forwards. and an arrest is comming soon,. and that the hearsay law from what kim said is ineffect ,but that they are retouching it up to include stuff into it. and will become in effect this november. but and arrest will be comming soon , going after him for savio’s death first then stacy’s

  34. I THINK THAT SAVIOS NEPHEW SHOULD KEEP HIS BIG MOUTH SHUT EVERY TIME HE OPENS HIS MOUTH IT MAKES HIM LOOK STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. theo1104 // October 27, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    I THINK THAT SAVIOS NEPHEW SHOULD KEEP HIS BIG MOUTH SHUT EVERY TIME HE OPENS HIS MOUTH IT MAKES HIM LOOK STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!
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    HE did not say to much, he only said what he has said previously, which was of the papers that kathleen has keeped of what drew did to her,. and that was it. geraldo’s brother was talking to him and ask questions to the nephew and he would only say yes or no and a few wordss nothing more., why all the caps , not allowed

  36. theo1104 // October 27, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    The01104, what specifically did you think made him look stupid?

    I didn’t see the Geraldo segment that Lugnut96 is talking about.

  37. noway406 // October 27, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    theo1104 // October 27, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    The01104, what specifically did you think made him look stupid?

    I didn’t see the Geraldo segment that Lugnut96 is talking about.
    ——————————————————
    I didn’t see it either. Noway, placing bets that you are going crazy right now. How’s the weather 😉

  38. Sending prayers to all of Stacy’s family members, her friends and to her beautiful children. Stacy, you will never be forgotten. May God help the family though this horrible night and through the next few days. God Bless!

    Fuzz-if you have any way that any of us can help get the word out for the search this weekend, please let us know.

    Maybe Danya can post the information?

    Praying for peace and justice! Praying for Stacy to be brought home to her beloved family. 😦

  39. noway,

    I hear ya. I missed the piece as well, but not losing any sleep over it. Geraldo has his opinion on this case and I like hearing him. Though at times, he gets the facts wrong. Think he tried to talk fast and gets confused.

  40. I lump Gerlado in with Nancy Grace, and Greta too really. They’re tabloid journalists. I think they can do a good job of keeping a case in the public eye…but there are questions they aren’t allowed to ask, just as with any other interviewer.

    It’s fun to see Joel unravel under their questions, but ultimately it’s not very meaningful to the case. It’s entertainment.

  41. http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2008/10/disappearance-of-stacy-peterson—-1-year-later.html

    Disappearance of Stacy Peterson — 1 year later
    October 27, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Bolingbrook mom Stacy Peterson.

    Some people will hold a solemn vigil. Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook police sergeant who’s a suspect in the Oct. 28, 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy, will grant an interview on NBC’s “Today Show.”

    Drew Peterson’s appearance on television is hardly a surprise to Stacy’s friends and family, who have had to withstand his flirtation with the media over the past year as they have mourned Stacy’s loss. Drew Peterson, 54, says she ran off; her loved ones say she would never leave her kids.

    “Drew thinks he’s a celebrity,” said Sharon Bychowski, his next-door neighbor and most public critic. “I think that justice is coming. . . . That’s what’s important.”

    And it is that hope that has kept Stacy’s loved ones going, whether they are scouring forest preserves for evidence or organizing fundraisers to pay for those searches. Although they have squabbled at times or grown weary of one another, they still work toward a common goal: finding Stacy.

    On Tuesday night, they plan to hold a candlelight vigil to remember her, along with Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio, who was found dead in a bathtub in 2004. After Stacy vanished, authorities reclassified Savio’s case as murder.

    “As long as it takes, we said we’d keep the faith, and we still have that and it keeps us going,” said Pam Bosco, a family friend who will pass the day in private with Stacy’s sister, Cassandra Cales. “That’s still what we hope for to get us past this one-year anniversary.”

    They were encouraged last week when Will County State’s Atty. James Glasgow released a statement saying, “I fully expect there to be a resolution in at least one of these investigations in the near future.”

    Through a spokesman, Glasgow declined to comment further. But in his statement, he said that the investigations into their cases, which include a special grand jury, have been “highly productive.”

    Peterson has not been charged and he maintains his innocence. On Monday, he referred all questions to his attorney, Joel Brodsky.

    “We received coming up on this one-year anniversary, and I don’t even consider anniversary an appropriate word, we received requests from every conceivable media outlet, TV, radio, print,” Brodsky said. “We decided we would go on NBC, which was the same one we went on a year ago, and remain consistent.”

    Indeed, it was on the “Today” show where Peterson introduced himself to the country shortly after Stacy disappeared. He told Matt Lauer that his wife called him on the day she vanished to say she was leaving him for someone else. He said she regularly asked for a divorce while she was on her menstrual cycle, outraging viewers.

    The case quickly enveloped Peterson’s cul-de-sac, where for months media trucks idled for hours of the day and fluorescent lights lit up the night for live shots on the evening news. Online interest in the case spawned a community of Stacy Peterson bloggers and Web sites.

    At times, events surrounding the case bordered on the bizarre. The Amazing Kreskin, a celebrity mentalist, offered his help in the case, but he was rebuffed by all parties. Paraphernalia was hawked on eBay, including windows from a home Peterson once lived in.

    In May, Peterson was arrested on felony gun charges related to the investigation, creating a minor media circus when he surrendered to authorities. The trial is expected to begin in December.

    Bosco said the family tries to rise above the public’s intense interest in the case and focus on supporting the investigation. She said they try to stay positive.

    “That’s just the hardest thing. It’s not just the family bearing the weight of this tragedy,” she said. “You have to bear the weight of everybody watching you and everyone looking for an answer.”

    Erika Slife, Chicago Tribune

  42. I hope that Stacy and Stacy’s mom Christie, are at peace and watching over the ones they loved.

    My prayers are sent to Cass and the entire family and friends alike, at this difficult time.

  43. Interesting timelines…

    According to the autopsy, Kathleen’s body was officially declared dead *AT 11:17PM*.

    According to the piece of shitake mushrooms book by Armstrong, a timeline given by DP to the author states that DP went in to work at BBPD at 5PM, and then headed on over to Kathleen’s home *AT 7PM*.

    According to Steve Carcerano, during a live interview on the Nancy Grace show, he was coming home from work, about *9:00 to 9:30PM*, when DP stopped him on the street and asked him to meet him over at Kathleen’s home in “10 to 15 minutes”, as he had called a locksmith to open the residence and wanted Steve, as well as 3 other neighbors, to enter it and check for Kathleen.

    SO…

    If, in fact, DP was at Kathleen’s home at *7PM*, what the hello dolly was he doing for the several hours *before* accosting Steve at *9-9:30PM*, and during the hours up to the “official” recording of Kathleen’s death at *11:17PM*?

    Also- apparently DP made several phone calls to Kathleen during Feb. 29-March 1, and left messages. Wonder if the FBI/ISP/Coroner’s office is ever finally gonna confirm that these calls were actually made…

    Also, again- why did DP *not* take along another police officer when doing the “wellness-check” on this acrimoniously-divorced-but-assets-not-divvied-up-yet, prodigiously-inclined-by-necessity dialer of 911, mother of 2 of his children?

    Link to Savio Coroner’s Report:
    http://www.acandyrose.com/2004-03-01-SavioAutopsyReport.htm

    Link to DP’s timeline during Savio murder:
    http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/bolingbrook/news/x603830732/Peterson-case-timeline

    Link to the Nancy Grace interview of Steve Carcerano on Nov. 30, 2007:
    http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0711/30/ng.01.html

  44. Interesting timelines…

    According to the autopsy, Kathleen’s body was officially declared dead *AT 11:17PM*.

    According to the piece of shitake mushrooms book by Armstrong, a timeline given by DP to the author states that DP went in to work at BBPD at 5PM, and then headed on over to Kathleen’s home *AT 7PM*.

    According to Steve Carcerano, during a live interview on the Nancy Grace show, he was coming home from work, about *9:00 to 9:30PM*, when DP stopped him on the street and asked him to meet him over at Kathleen’s home in “10 to 15 minutes”, as he had called a locksmith to open the residence and wanted Steve, as well as 3 other neighbors, to enter it and check for Kathleen.

    SO…

    If, in fact, DP was at Kathleen’s home at *7PM*, what the hello dolly was he doing for the several hours *before* accosting Steve at *9-9:30PM*, and during the hours up to the “official” recording of Kathleen’s death at *11:17PM*?

    Also- apparently DP made several phone calls to Kathleen during Feb. 29-March 1, and left messages. Wonder if the FBI/ISP/Coroner’s office is ever finally gonna confirm that these calls were actually made…

    Also, again- why did DP *not* take along another police officer when doing the “wellness-check” on this acrimoniously-divorced-but-assets-not-divvied-up-yet, prodigiously-inclined-by-necessity dialer of 911, mother of 2 of his children?

    Link to Savio Coroner’s Report:
    http:// http://www.acandyrose.com/2004-03-01-SavioAutopsyReport.htm

    Link to DP’s timeline during Savio murder:
    http:// http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/bolingbrook/news/x603830732/Peterson-case-timeline

    Link to the Nancy Grace interview of Steve Carcerano on Nov. 30, 2007:
    http:// transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0711/30/ng.01.html

  45. Bash, it seems most sources have the locksmith being a seperate entity from Carcerano. In both Hosey’s and Armstrong’s books “a locksmith” opens the door (not Carcerano) and Carcerano himself claims that it was not he who opened the door:

    From Nancy Grace
    Aired November 30, 2007 – 20:00:00 ET

    CARCERANO: That night I, was coming home from work. It was about 9:00, 9:30, and I was coming down the street. And Drew was accosting (ph) me on the street. He actually stopped me and said, I need you to go to the house in the next 10 to 15 minutes. I have a locksmith coming over there. Mary, her friend, he contacted to go over there.

    He said he he`d been trying to drop off the kids for the past day-and- a-half and she hasn`t been responding. So I pulled up in the driveway, and I went nest door to get Mary, and then we proceeded over to the house. And the locksmith and Drew were there.

    The locksmith opened up the door. Mary and I went up the stairs. Drew stayed downstairs by the door. And Mary`s husband and son went into the (INAUDIBLE) to see if the car was there. We went up the stairs and went into the bedroom. Mary veered off to the right and went to the bed because the covers were kind of puffed up, ruffled over, and I went into the closet …

  46. FYI: (Maybe he could teach his publicist the correct spelling of his son’s name if he is such a devoted father):

    Drew Peterson Releases Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Wife Stacy’s Disappearance
    ThePublicityAgency.com – October 28, 2008

    (PRNewsChannel) / Bolingbrook, Ill. and New York, N.Y. / Responding to reporters’ inquiries seeking comment on the one year anniversary of Stacy Peterson’s disappearance, Drew Peterson released the following statement:

    “There is not a single day that goes by that I don’t think about Stacy, so to me Tuesday is just another day of her being away. I realize this may be a significant event for the media, but it is not for me or my family. I won’t be participating in any vigils. Instead, I am giving one interview and then I will be far from the media spotlight spending quality time with my kids who need their dad now more than ever.

    “For those who are concerned about my children, I thank you. But there’s no need for worry. I am taking good care of them though I have to admit acting as both dad and mom takes a lot of work and patience. My son Thomas is first in his class at one of the largest and finest high schools in Illinois. His brother Chris is also doing exceptionally well in school and is involved in wrestling and other activities. My youngest kids, Anthony and Lacy are too young to be in school but both are happy and healthy and adjusting normally.

    “I have consistently and steadfastly maintained that I had nothing to do with Stacy’s disappearance and the death of Kathy Savio, my third wife. I hope that Stacy returns home or reveals herself, and that I am one day cleared of any wrongdoing in both cases. Until then, I remain strong thanks in no small part to my family and especially my kids who believe in their dad.”

    Media Note: Drew Peterson is not available for further comment. He is scheduled to make only one media appearance on Tuesday on NBC’s Today show with Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira.

    Contact:
    Glenn Selig, ThePublicityAgency.com
    Email: glenn@thepublicityagency.com
    Phone: (813) 948-7767 or cell: (813) 300-5454
    Web site: http://www.thepublicityagency.com/drew_peterson.htm

    Source Web Site: ThePublicityAgency.com

  47. [color=Green]On Friday (10/24/08), it was erroneously posted (by Facsmiley) that ALL of Steve Carcerano’s court cases were “closed”- except for a real estate case in Nevada.

    [b]NOT TRUE.[/b]

    Steve has at least 2 active court cases, and 1 closed case where $ is still owed to the Court:

    CASE #1:
    City of Naperville vs. SC
    Case #: 2008DT003472
    Filed: 7/16/08
    Charges: [b]DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, OPERATE UNINSURED MOTOR VEHICLE, and IMPROPER LANE USAGE-CHANGE LANES UNSAFELY [/b]
    Case Disposition: ACTIVE
    Next Court Date: 12/2/08 *MANDATORY appearance in person
    Court Room #: 4002
    Time: 8:30AM

    CASE #2:
    State of IL vs. SC
    Case #: 2008MR001303
    Filed: 8/21/08
    Charge: [b]FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE[/b]
    Case Disposition: ACTIVE
    Next Court Date: 11/4/08
    Court Room#: 4000
    Time: 8:30AM

    CASE #3:
    City of Naperville vs. SC
    Case #: 2007TR184529
    Filed: 12/27/07
    Charge: [b]SPEEDING OVER STATUTORY LIMIT 15-20[/b]
    Case Disposition: Closed
    Next Court Date: 12/10/08
    Court: Wheaton Field Court
    Time: 8:30AM
    FINE STILL OWED: [b]$275.00[/b]

    Steve also had a shitake mushrooms load of what looks to be mostly traffic-related charges (dating from the 1980’s through the 1990’s) “expunged” from his record, though the case’s still pop up during a search- with everything *except* the actual charges, pleas and dispositions listed.

    So, there you are. Just wanted to settle the record straight, so to speak!

    Also, even though it’s not gonna magically help to solve any of the cases, just thought I’d mention that his big brother Mark has himself *quite* a sickeningly repetitive collection of DV charges. Looks like he was going for the steaming pile of shitake mushrooms medal in OJ’s Hall of Shame! There are 4 cases, filed on 7/8/02, 12/23/02, 8/4/03, and 10/22/04, and the charges are as follows:

    DOMESTIC BATTERY WHICH CAUSES BODILY HARM (4 counts)
    DOMESTIC BATTERY – MAKE PHYSICAL CONTACT (3 counts)
    VIOLATION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BAIL BOND (1 count)

    Here’s the link to search the DuPage County IL Circuit Court Records:

    https://www.dupagecase.com/Clerk/search.do%5B/color%5D

  48. facsmiley // October 27, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Bash, it seems most sources have the locksmith being a seperate entity from Carcerano.

    ***

    I know. That’s why this article stuck out like a sore thumb.

    I mean, DP probably *did* call a locksmith to open Kathleen’s door- but Steve could have opened it for DP anytime *before* their overly dramatic, despicably demeaning and ridiculously staged “discovery” of her dead body.

    See where I’m going with this now?

  49. Prayers go out to the family and friends of Stacy Peterson today. Wearing my Help Find Stacy t-shirt to work today. Will be attending vigil tonight. Hope to see the locals out there tonight.

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