Monday, July 11, 2011

News Flash: Stacy Peterson is a Missing Person and Homicide Victim

It would be almost predictable that former Bolingbrook, IL, police Drew Peterson, would have an opinion on the circus like media activity and the tragic outcome surrounding the murder of Caylee Marie Anthony, whose mother Casey was acquitted by a jury, just last week.

No doubt Peterson's defense team watched the trial closely on television along with the rest of the world. But, to give ink as the Chicago Tribune has to Peterson's comment, without providing a photo or any information that Stacy Peterson is still a missing person and that her case is registered with the CUE Center for Missing Persons is a slap in the face for victims and their families across the county.

I said last week on radio interviews and blogs that an individual is innocent until a court of law says otherwise. The Peterson case is no different. And as I have said for months, I would not go to Vegas and bet 10 cents on this case when it finally goes to trial.

In my opinion, much was missed after the body of Kathleen Savio was discovered in a dry bathtub. And the current State's Attorney's office has their work cut out for them when the case finally goes to trial.

But I believe this should also be an opportunity for law enforcement and the media to keep the information out in the public that Stacy Peterson is missing. Every effort should be made until the trial to enlist the public's assistance in finding her. It would have an impact prior to the trial of Kathleen Savio, Peterson's third wife.

To the Tribune staff and editors, I ask that when you get a comment from a man whom has been given celebrity status for in my opinion, practicing on one, and perfecting on the other, include in your story information about a young mother who has been silenced and deserves to be found!

Missing Since: 10/28/07
Missing from: Bolingbrook, Illinois
Classification: Missing
Age at disappearance: 23
Height: 5’2″
Weight: 100 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Race: White
Gender: Female
Distinguishing Characteristics: Long, straight,
brown hair with blonde highlights.She has a tattoo of a
blue and yellow carnation on the small of her back and a
scar across her stomach.
Clothing: Police believe she may have left the
house wearing a jogging suit.
Details of Disappearance
Stacy was last heard from on October 28, 2007 at around 10 AM. She was supposed to meet a friend to help paint a house. She shares a home with her husband, police Sgt. Drew Peterson. He told police that he last spoke with his wife at 9 PM on the day she disappeared but hadn’t seen her since the morning. He claims she called to tell him she was leaving with another man but that story is under scrutiny.
Bolingbrook Police Department
(630) 226-8600
If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons using the contact form below or contact Cue Center at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tipline (910) 232-1687.

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Susan Murphy Milano is a staff member of the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education as a educator and specialist with intimate partner violence prevention strategies directing prevention for high risk situations and cases.

 A national trainer to law enforcement, training officers, prosecutors, judges, legislators, social service providers, healthcare professionals, victim advocates and the faith based community and author.. In partnership with Management Resources Ltd. of New York addressing prevention and solutions within the community to the workplace. Host of The Susan Murphy Milano Show,"Time'sUp!" . She is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated "The Roth Show" with Dr Laurie Roth and a co-host onCrime Wire. Online contributions: Forbes : Crime, She Writes providing commentary about the hottest topics on crime, justice, and law from a woman’s perspective, as well as Time's Up! a blog which searches for solutions (SOS) for victims of crime.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The media should use their time to educate people on the cause at this point while they have the public's awareness. Nice article.

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