Thursday, May 7, 2009

Drew Peterson Arrested In Murder Investigation

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BOLINGBROOK – Authorities arrested Drew Peterson on Thursday near his Bolingbrook home after he was indicted for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

"I guess I should have returned those library books," a hand-cuffed Peterson said Thursday evening as he was being led into state police headquarters.

Police took Peterson into custody at Weber and Lilly Cache roads during a traffic stop at about 5:30 p.m.

“The charge right now is the murder of Kathleen Savio,” said Illinois State Police Lt. Carl Anderson.

Savio, 40, was found dead in a dry bathtub in her Bolingbrook home in March 2004.

At the time, police failed to find anything suspicious, and her death was ruled an accidental drowning by a coroner’s jury.

After Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy, then 23, disappeared in October 2007, officials reclassified Savio’s death as a homicide and gave the state police another opportunity to figure out who killed her.

Savio’s body was exhumed from its grave. An autopsy conducted in November 2007 determined Savio was the victim of a homicide.

State police have called Stacy Peterson's disappearance a "potential homicide" and say Peterson is also a suspect in that case.

Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow and Illinois State Police scheduled an 8:30 p.m. press conference in Lockport to discuss

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