Friday, October 17, 2008

Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson

We are at the one year anniversary of the vanishing act of Stacy Peterson.

In October 2007, twenty-three-year-old Stacy Peterson vanished from the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, leaving behind her husband and children. Retired Police Sergeant Drew Peterson, thirty years Stacy's senior, steadfastly asserted his innocence and maintained that his wife had simply fled their tumultuous marriage and run off with another man. Throngs of journalists and camera crews besieged Peterson's quiet suburban cul-de-sac, but the ex-cop seemed to relish in this newfound limelight.

As exhaustive searches for Stacy's body turned up nothing and suggestive clues led nowhere, questions were raised: about their unusual marriage, about Stacy's past vocal concerns for her safety, and about Drew Peterson's bizarre public behavior in the wake of Stacy's disappearance.

Then, in February 2008, came a startling development. After a second autopsy, the unusual death of Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio, was ruled a homicide. Three and a half years earlier, Savio had been found dead in the bathtub of their home, but in light of Stacy's curious disappearance, Kathleen's body was exhumed and the case was reopened. Two of Drew Peterson's four wives, it appeared, had met untimely fates tragic and unexpected but hardly coincidental.Drawing upon exclusive interviews with Stacy's friends and family and even Drew himself, Chicago-area reporter Joseph Hosey presents the most researched account of the Stacy Peterson case yet. Still, as the charges against Drew Peterson mount, one haunting question remains:

Where on earth is Stacy?

The Author JOSEPH HOSEY has been a reporter for the Chicago area's Herald News since 1999 and has been on the cusp of every major development in the Drew Peterson case. He is the only member of the media to cover Kathleen Savio's inquest, having broken the stories of her death and, later, the disappearance of Stacy Peterson. He will be a guest on Justice Interrupted.
Also, on Tuesday's show will be Polly Franks. You can read about her over on
To hear more, they willl be on Justice Interrupted Crime Radio, October, 21, 2008
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Eggs Over Easy said...

Overall the book is a great read. A lot of information in his book I did not know.

I can't for the show oin Tuesday.

Delilah said...

Joe Hosey has done a fantastic job of keeping the public informed about this case in a professional and dignified way. Thank God he isn't one of the sensationalists and reports the facts honestly. He has kept Stacy's case in the forefront without all of the silly antics we see so much of.

Anonymous said...

Joe Hosey did a wonderful job on this book. He gives you the facts on this case in an unbiased way. Excellent read with lots of interesting information.

Anonymous said...

Hosey's book was well researched and sound reporting. I'd like to know what he thinks now that it has almost been a year since Stacy left us. I will definitely be listening!

Hydrant said...

I can't wait to hear his take on the case. His article at the Daily Herald are written with style and professionalism.

Moviegirl said...

I can't wait to hear the show. The book was fascinating, Hosey did a great job laying it all out.

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