Breaking News – Fox News Network: 3rd wife of Scott Peterson, Kathleen Savio, has now been ruled as a homocide

Fox News TV 10:00pm
Thursday, February 21, 2008

Greta VanSustren of Fox News has just announced the 3rd wife of Drew Peterson, Kathleen Savio has now been ruled a homocide.  It was initially ruled death by drowning but after they exhumed and re-examined the body they reversed their decision as a homicide.  They also learned that there was no forced entry.

Drew Peterson Bombshell: Dr. Baden Was Right!

Breaking news….the Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow advises that Kathleen Savio’s death (Drew Peterson’s third wife) was a homicide. The new autopsy performed after the case was reopened confirms that her death was not an accident as originally ruled but a drowning and that is why it is now re-classified a homicide. This conforms to Dr. Baden’s conclusions after the independent autopsy he performed for the Savio family.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 21, 2008JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced today that his office has received the final report on the autopsy performed on the remains of Kathleen S. Savio on Nov. 13, 2007       Check GretaWire.com

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UPDATE-Stacy Peterson:FBI To Join Search For Stacy Peterson

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updated 6:13 p.m. ET,Sun., Nov. 25, 2007

A Mysterious Letter? 
Peterson claims he received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his missing wife……

The following info is taken from the main site at MSNBC

JOLIET, Ill. – The FBI will join the search for Stacy Peterson on Monday.

Charles Pelkie, a spokesman for the Will County state’s attorney, said the FBI’s involvement makes it possible for the U.S. Navy to provide technical assistance in water searches.

The Illinois State Police remains the lead agency in the investigation. Pelkie says the state police will brief FBI investigators on Monday. It has been four weeks since 23-year-old wife of former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson vanished. Authorities have said they believe the 2004 death of Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio, was a homicide staged to look like an accidental drowning. Peterson has not been called a suspect in Savio’s death, but authorities have said they suspect him in Stacy Peterson’s disappearance.

Peterson appears on the latest issue of People Magazine with the headline, ‘Did He Kill Two Wives’? Inside, Peterson said his wives disappointed him and said he is preparing to be arrested.

Peterson also appears on the cover of Friday’s Sun-Times, which reported a neighbor saw Peterson and a second man load a large blue barrel into his SUV hours after his wife, Stacy, was last seen alive.

That SUV is in police custody.

A Mysterious Letter?

Peterson claims he received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his missing wife and has turned it over to investigators, according to his attorney Joel Brodsky. But a close friend of Stacy Peterson’s family said she doubts the letter is a legitimate tip.

Drew Peterson received the letter Wednesday, and didn’t open it until Thursday, the attorney said. Peterson, who has been named a suspect by authorities investigating his 23-year-old wife’s disappearance, immediately called the Illinois State Police and his attorneys to notify them, Brodsky said.

Brodsky released a written statement on Thursday describing the letter Drew Peterson said he received. It carried a Peoria, Ill., postmark and was dated Nov. 19. It detailed an encounter the writer had with Stacy Peterson on Nov. 12 at a Kroger grocery store, the attorney said in the statement.  [to continue click on MSNBC above]

Possible Policy Violations Put Peterson’s Pension In Jeopardy

Peterson’s pension is in jeopardy after investigators discovered several crimes unrelated to the disappearance of the 53-year-old’s young wife and mysterious drowning of his third wife, according to a report in Thursday’s Chicago Tribune.

Illinois State Police Captain Carl Dobrich told the Tribune 64 officers are now assigned full-time to investigate the disappearance of Stacy Peterson and the death of third wife Kathleen Savio.

Dobrich said in the course of the investigation, detectives discovered evidence Peterson might have violated Bolingbrook Police Department policies.  [to continue click on MSNBC above]

Stacy’s ‘Friend’ Comes Forward

Rossetto told reporters after his testimony that he and the now-missing woman exchanged racy text messages that could have been misinterpreted …….   [to continue click on MSNBC above]

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* Previous Video: Watch Second’Today Show’Interview
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* Images: The Search For Stacy
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UPDATE:STACIE PETERSON-Authorities: Cop is a suspect in wife’s vanishing

Friday, November 09, 2007
 

It is official- Stacie Peterson’s husband is now considered a suspect in the disappearance of his missing wife and the case has now shifted from a missing person to a potential homicide.  Plans are now to Exhume 3rd Ex-Wife’s Body

This article has been revised and edited as the original source is no longer available.  This has the same information as well as the same date but is available on foxnews.com.  

I apologize to those who read the original one recently only to find when you clicked on “for the full story” the information and the rest of the story was no longer available.  Again I apologize for any inconvenience it caused anyone. 

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. —  Authorities named a Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant a suspect Friday in the disappearance of his 23-year-old wife and announced plans to exhume the body of his ex-wife.

“Drew Peterson went to being a person of interest to clearly a suspect,” said Illinois State Police Capt. Carl Dobrich at a press conference, adding that the case has shifted to a potential homicide case.

Peterson’s ex-wife, Kathleen Savio, was found dead in her bathtub in 2004, and at the time, her death was ruled accidental. Peterson’s current wife, Stacy, disappeared Oct. 29.

James Glasgow, the Will County State’s Attorney, said there are strong indications that Savio’s death was a homicide.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that it wasn’t an accident,” Glasgow said.

Will County Coroner Patrick O’Neil, who reviewed Savio’s autopsy, said earlier this week that there were aspects of her death that concerned him.

The autopsy report found that Savio had a one-inch “blunt laceration” on the left side of her scalp, her “hair is soaked with blood” and she also had abrasions or bruises on seven different places on her body.

Family members have long suspected that Savio didn’t drown accidentally in her bathtub as ruled by the coroner’s office, Melissa Marie Doman, Savio’s niece, said.

“I am all for it, along with the rest of my family, because something just was never right,” Doman said. “I can’t really say who, but someone did something. I don’t think it was an accident.

When prosecutors learned of Stacy Peterson’s disappearance, they reopened the investigation of Savio’s death.

Stacy Peterson was reported missing Oct. 29 after she didn’t arrive at a friend’s house. Drew Peterson began dating Stacy when she was 17. They have two children, ages 2 and 4. Drew Peterson recently told reporters that he believes his wife is alive and said he is being treated unfairly in this case.

Drew Peterson divorced Kathleen Savio, but financial issues hadn’t been finalized when her body was found in her bathtub in 2004. There was no water in the tub.

For photos and a blog by Jamie Colby titled “Inside Drew Peterson’s House” [click here]

The Associated Press contributed to this report.