Kathleen Savio, 3rd Wife of Drew Peterson, Death Ruled a Homicide … Stacy Peterson Still Missing


Its official … the death of Kathleen Savio was a drowning by homicide. Its pretty amazing what one can find and determine when one cares to find the truth as to how someone had died.

Kathleen Savio’s death was originally ruled an accidental death. However, that ruling has now been reversed and her death has been ruled a homicide. Drew Peterson now finds himself the ex-husband of a dead wife who’s death has been ruled a homicide and a present spouse of a missing wife, Stacy Peterson. One wonders how Drew Peterson, the person of interest in the disappearance of his present wife Stacy Peterson, feels about this new revelation. The police investigating the death of Kathleen Savio have a bit of explaining to do as well.


Kathleen Savio, who was found dead in her bathtub in 2004, was the third wife of Bolingbrook Police Sgt. Drew Peterson. State’s Attorney James Glasgow has said evidence suggests that someone killed Savio and tried to make it look like an accident. Peterson is a suspect in his fourth wife’s disappearance. (AP Photo)

The death of a former suburban Chicago police officer’s third wife has been ruled a homicide after a second autopsy showed she drowned, a prosecutor said Thursday.

The death of Kathleen Savio four years ago was initially ruled an accident. She was found dead in her bathtub shortly before her divorce with Drew Peterson was finalized. (ABC News)

Kathleen Savio’s death had come into question when Stacy Peterson went missing. 23 year old Stacy Peterson has been missing since October 28, 2007. Did she know too much?

Death of Ex-Cop’s 3rd Wife Was Homicide

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The death of a former suburban Chicago police officer’s third wife has been ruled a homicide after a second autopsy showed she drowned, a prosecutor said Thursday.

The death of Kathleen Savio four years ago was initially ruled an accident. She was found dead in her bathtub shortly before her divorce with Drew Peterson was finalized.

Savio’s body was exhumed late last year after he was named a person of interest in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy. He has said Stacy Peterson ran off with another man, but her relatives deny any affair and say she was considering divorce.

“We have been investigating this as a murder since reopening the case in November of last year,” Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said. “We now have a scientific basis to formally and publicly classify it as such.”

Death of former cop’s third wife ruled a homicide

Suspicions surrounding the disappearance of Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, prompted authorities to exhume the body of Kathleen Savio late last year.

Savio was found drowned in a bathtub in 2004, but her death was originally ruled an accident.

Certified forensic pathologist Larry Blum conducted the autopsy on Savio after Glasgow said additional information turned up during the investigation into Stacy Peterson’s vanishing that raised questions about the death of Savio.

The new autopsy results have left Stacy Peterson’s loved ones with “an eerie feeling of dread,” said Pam Bosco, a spokeswoman for her family.

“We realize that Kathleen and Stacy had one common denominator, and that’s Drew Peterson,” she told reporters Thursday evening in Bollingbrook, Illinois.


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    22 Responses to “Kathleen Savio, 3rd Wife of Drew Peterson, Death Ruled a Homicide … Stacy Peterson Still Missing”

    1. A New Girl on February 21st, 2008 10:15 pm

      Drew Peterson is the murderer, or had someone else murder Stacy Peterson. He killed his second wife as well….yeah, right Drew–accidental drowning in a bathtub?

      Another sociopath liar…. wow. Big surprise there, right?

    2. Scared Monkeys on February 21st, 2008 10:28 pm


      The MO’s all begin to sound the same, don’t they.


    3. lake erie princess on February 22nd, 2008 1:25 am

      Hmmmm……are Drew and Joran
      related ? Sociopathic…..


      I hope that Drew Peterson gets
      what is coming to him !

    4. SS on February 22nd, 2008 8:58 am

      We should put Peterson and Urine in a cell together, for the rest of their lives, so the two sociopaths can just vicitmize each other.

    5. bobbie on February 22nd, 2008 1:44 pm

      How did this guy manage to get such beautiful wives? Especially the fourth one, just a young thing. Just looking at his face you don’t trust him. He looks evil. Maybe they were attracted to his power? money? Did you hear that he got 3 million dollars in insurance money after his third wife ‘drowned’ in the bathtub?

      I’m sure this guy is also an expert at disposing of a body, just like Paulus van der slut. And he’s giving cops everywhere a bad name.

      How many men like this exist in the world? It seems like they’re everywhere. I hope he gets a terminal illness and dies a slow, painful death.

    6. Sharon Chicago on February 22nd, 2008 4:42 pm

      I pray he gets what he deserves… murderer and pig of all pigs… He is satans son!!

    7. Jill from Western Australia on February 22nd, 2008 11:46 pm

      With wife #1 the trouble’s just begun
      {roll me over in the clover..lets do it again!}
      With wife #2 DP showed his malicious streak…but got away with it!!!
      {roll me over in the clover..I CAN DO IT AGAIN!!}
      With wife #3 SHE HAD TO GO AS I HAD A 17yr old in my control…{roll me over in the clover..I can kill Kathleen..get caught by Stacy..but I will JUST DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN!!!}
      With wife #4..the silly Bit@# told people HOW I KILLED KATHLEEN…she had to die…so I KILLED HER {very cleverly!!!!} AND DISPOSED OF HER BODY!
      {Roll me over in the clover…I GOT AWAY WITH IT AGAIN!!!}
      I’m “a” trollin for WIFE #5…”caus” I can’t look after my kids..need a “WOMAN” to do that job!!!
      {Roll me over in the clover…I CAN GET AWAY WITH 2 MURDERS…BUT YOU CAN’T CATCH ME…
      I WILL DO IT AGAIN!!!!}
      {apologies to whoever wrote this song!}

      Hurry up and incarcerate this DESPICABLE guy…otherwise…

    8. lovefirstlinda on February 28th, 2008 10:45 am

      Stacy & Drew Peterson

      A Psychic’s Perception,

      Drew Peterson did kill Stacy Peterson and her body is in a big bin and has been placed at a storage facility in her name or in family names that has no fee’s due. Speak to relatives about storage locations she has used in the past or they gave her access too and check his children’s memories and storage area’s as well. The area has a white & red lettering or buildings and the word, logo or street long shore comes to mind. She’s right there in plain sight, nearby a narrowed street or long driveway. Water, boats are not far away! Drew is very smug about this location and if the families remember correctly, he has previously mentioned it or they have been there.

      The last perception I gave back in Nov 2007 on Natalee Holloway was validated right out of Joran’s mouth on tape recently, so if nothing else -check it out!!!

    9. TJ on March 8th, 2008 4:17 pm

      I would like to rip that no good, arrogant, murdering COCKSUCKER’s head off with my bare hands. I hate that P.O. SHIT !!!

    10. Nandee on March 23rd, 2008 3:41 pm

      lovefirstlinda…. Where can I check out your perception on Natalee?
      SM: It’s here: http://tinyurl.com/2b4tlc

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    13. Arlene Johnson on June 13th, 2008 8:40 pm

      Drew Peterson drowned Stacy Peterson in the family bathtub at their home just like Kathleen Savio. Then he got the relative to remove her body unknowingly in the container they talked about. Sociopaths usually repeat the same patterns each time. As they get away with it they become more bond and flagrant. They don’t love. Love is a word they never understand because their brains. If you look up and research the patterns of their thinking and actions his life over time fits it to a T. Their sense of ego feeds on attention and their image is so important. They have moral insanity and they leave a trail of destruction in their paths.

      From his pattern and his behavior he made sure the body will never be found. That is why he is so confident. He is not sweating because the body will never be found.

      He knows that Kathleen Savio even though they ruled the death a homicide finally they would need more than heresay to prove he did it.

      That is why he is so BOLD.

      He knows he got away with murders. Yes he will look for a new mommy and will be the perfect kind loving daddy. He will even shed a tear once in a while. Oh poor Drew. His mommy even says oh my poor little Drew. Drew can never do anything wrong. The women in his life made him do it. Or better yet he makes mistakes. The mo and the statements are always the same. They are very charming, humerous, kind, and loving aren’t they.

      And yes he will get a new woman. There are women out their he will prey upon and will be in complete denial becoming the next victim.

      No one knows the truth unless you have been with one. The can become cold and uncaring. Dr Jekyl Dr Hide. And they are pathological liars. They even believe it. They never suffer remorse or guilt because they inflict pain they never suffer from it.

      Drew Peterson drowned Stacy in their bathroom so no blood. Then he made sure he disposed of the body in a place buried where no one will ever find her. Don’t worry he had the event planned to a T many moons in advance because he knew Stacy was going to leave him.

      Sociopaths can’t stand that. They have to win. And he was not going to give any money to Kathleen his 4th wife. He was not going to split pensions or assets or pay for child support either.

      He never loved anyone not even his children. Children are to control and wives are to have fun as long as you are still getting your kicks. Once you are done with them sociopaths move on without any problem at all. They just find their next victim.

      They wake up in the morning and it is SHOW TIME.

      There is no justice for anyone really just more victims and shattered lives.

      Us normal people with feeling and true empathy can not understand and will never understand because we can truly love. And sociopathy is hereditary.

    14. Albert on February 7th, 2009 8:49 am

      Arlene, that is an excellent and balanced analysis of this murderer’s psyche. He will likely continue his killing spree as authorities are unlikely to be able to nail him due to lack of evidence, something he is uniquely experienced in ensuring. It’s a very sad situation society gets stuck in when cases like this occur. Makes one hope for a Dexter!

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    16. Nancy Scott on May 8th, 2009 12:59 am

      Drew Peterson is scum. He prays on sweet loving women. When he doesn’t get his way, or is done with the women, he kills them. I pray that soon the police will arrest him for Stacy’s death too.
      The best things for the women in Illinois, is to take this sicko off the streets, and force him by injection of truth seron where Stacy’s body is. He needs to rot in prison, or better yet, the death penalty. Only use the electric chair.
      I pray Stacy and Kathleens family go after the insurance money he rec’d for Kathleens early demise.

      My thoughts and prayers are with Kathleens family and Stacy’s family.

    17. The Unpromised One on May 26th, 2009 2:54 pm

      I wish I lived in Chicago… I would really like to be the one to orchestrate a violent ass-whooping towards this arrogant little short pudgy cocksucker. It’s horrible enough that he killed two of his four wives, but he’s cracking jokes in front of everybody and acting as if he’s actually PROUD of the fact… He’s acting as if he did something heroic. It’s alright though, if he gets death row, and somehow miraculously survives without getting shanked repeatedly, I hope they do him like Percy Wetmore did Edouard Delacroix (if you’ve seen the Green Mile, you know what I’m saying, if not… I’ll just skip the games… Electric chair w/ no sponge FTW) for being a condescending cowardly prick.

    18. sheila Ryan on January 26th, 2012 6:35 pm

      Kathleen Savio was found dead in her bathtub but if I remember the tub was bone dry as was her body. How could she drown or slip and fall into a tub w/ no water. Jeez this guy really almost got away with this. As for May December romance..anybody male or female (*Demi) who thinks the young’n will stick around for eternity think again. Sooner or later they will migrate downstream to find their real love. Stacey was trying to leave so she could have her own life and find real love and he had to put an end to that!

    19. Bo Bo on July 22nd, 2012 7:39 am

      your clock is a ticking DREW!!!! Tick Tock, Tick Tock!
      Get ready to meet your old sparky!!!!!

    20. Bo Bo on July 22nd, 2012 7:40 am

      This man is a serial killer!

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