Thursday, November 1, 2007
Stacy and Drew Peterson
at 10:58 AM
"I believe she's not missing. She's where she wants to be," he said. "I have no reason to suspect foul play." (source)He also didn't report his wife missing. It was Stacy's family who reported her missing at 4:00 a.m. on Monday morning. But the story takes a few more strange, if not outright, eerie twists.
"Drew Peterson, 53, a 29-year police veteran, said he believes his wife left voluntarily, even taking clothes with her. He said she's been suffering from "mood issues" since her sister Tina Ryan death's last year from colon cancer." (source)
Read more Stacy was Drew's fourth wife. His third wife, Kathleen Savio, 40, was found dead in her bathtub though her death was ruled an accidental death by drowning. When Drew's third wife died, they were separated, and in the final stages of divorce. That is certainly hair-raising as was how her body was discovered but I am not going to get into that here. Since Stacy has disappeared, it appears the investigation into the Savio's death is now being looked at again as it clearly needs to be.
But if you look closely at the facts being reported on this case, there are things being said by Stacy's family that need to be considered as well. While they are very suspicious of Drew as I believe they should be, they do mention that Stacy was depressed, in the care of psychiatrist, and that furthermore, she had a mother who would disappear for years at a time.
Stacy's family, however, is adamant that Stacy is not like her mother, and did not show the same tendencies. Her aunt talks about how Stacy wanted out of the marriage, was unhappy and didn't like how she was being treated.
Naturally, the odds are stacked against Peterson here. To have four wives, one missing and one dead. And the one who is missing isn't using her cell phone. What are the odds?
At this point, Peterson is not talking to anyone on camera, though he is talking off-camera just sadly the conversations aren't being reported. News outlets are only reporting brief sentences -- unconnected and unrelated.
I don't like the way Peterson said, "I believe she's not missing." When people are dishonest, they often add the qualifier and descriptive text to the end as an after thought. Most people would normally say, "I don't believe she is missing". They don't start out with "I believe she's....and then tack on "not missing". This is odd, but this is not enough for me to say much. I want to see more and while I see other snippets of conversations Peterson has had with other reporters, until I can see it all in context in a complete conversation, I won't draw any conclusions.
If anyone sees any transcripts of conversations with Peterson or him speaking on video, please let me know. Either way, it's not looking good for Peterson at this point. I am sure most people agree.
Drew Peterson spoke to the Today Show on 11-14-07
Click here to read what I have to say about it!