A mugshot history of Drew Peterson

Just for the hell of it, here is a compendium of Drew Peterson’s mugshots over time. Click the link or the image above to see it full size.

The first mugshot is from his 2008 arrest on gun charges (later dropped). The second is from his 2009 arrest for murder. Peterson remained in detention from his arrest until his trial in 2012.

The last mugshot is a new one from the Illinois Department of Corrections. Peterson is currently housed at the Menard Correctional Center where he is serving a 38-year sentence for the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. He has filed an appeal of the conviction.

Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy (Cales) Peterson, has been missing since October 2007.


Kathleen Savio death scene photo

It recently came to our attention that a photo of the death scene of Drew Peterson‘s third wife, Kathleen Savio, has been leaked.

Numerous investigators and experts have been given access to the official report of Savio’s death, and photographs of the scene were admitted as evidence in the hearsay hearing in February 2010, but only now has this photo been seen by the public. It shows the body of Kathleen Savio curled up in the bath tub of her home. She is in a semi-fetal position, on her left hip but with her upper torso rotated downwards, an ekg lead still attached to her right shoulder. A blue towel is folded on the tub nearby – a towel that was not present at the scene when neighbors first entered the bathroom, but which was photographed later after Drew Peterson had been left alone with Kathleen’s body.

GRAPHIC CONTENT: Click the photo below to view the unblurred version.

Kathleen Savio lies dead in her tub on March 1, 2004

Kathleen Savio lies dead in her tub on March 1, 2004

If Kathleen had slipped and struck her head, might she have fallen in this position? Not according to Dr. Larry Blum’s testimony for the prosecution:

Blum said the position of Savio’s body in the tub — facedown with both feet pressed hard against the tub wall, her toes hyperextended — made it “highly, highly unlikely” she drowned accidentally.

Judging from the flow of blood, it appeared a 1-inch gash on the back of her head was inflicted after her body settled in the tub, Blum said.

The pathologist said he also reviewed 43 cases of bathtub fatalities in Illinois and that Savio’s death “falls so far out of the pattern for accidental.”

Documents: Kathleen Savio Murder Case: Death Inquest, Exhumation, and Autopsy Reports

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