Women at Greatest Risk of Homicide Just Before or After Leaving Their Spouse/Boyfriend

Kathleen Savio and Stacy Peterson have fallen victim to this sobering statistic.  Drew Peterson is convicted of killing his 3rd wife Kathleen, and remains under suspicion following the disappearance of 4th wife Stacy.  He made multiple threats of violence and intimidation to both women while they were alive.

Kathleen told her family many times that Peterson threatened to kill her.  Sister Sue Savio has stated that hospital reports clearly show doctors noting that Kathleen was hit by her husband.

A son of Peterson’s first wife, Carol Brown, saw Peterson drag Savio into the house by her hair.  Eric Peterson said that Savio was “screaming for help” as he was “pulling her down the stairs.”  Eric has been estranged from his father for almost twenty years.

Kathleen Savio’s original coroner’s report indicated death from accidental drowning.  After Stacy went missing, Kathleen’s body was exhumed at her family’s request.  Former New York City Chief Medical Examiner Michael Baden found that Kathleen died of drowning during a struggle as she was placed in the bathtub.  Will County States Attorney James Glasgow has publicly stated that her death was a “homicide staged to look like an accident.”

Stacy Peterson’s last recorded words were left on her father’s answering machine in October 17 at 12:37 pm, eleven days before she disappeared.  The message says, “Hey Dad, it’s me, Stacy.  I just wanted to call you and tell you I love you…”

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence and needs help getting out, we have resources immediately available to provide you practical help with your safety.

Written by: Kristen Anklin, Director of Analytical Services of Management Resources, Ltd, NY.

Management Resources Ltd of New York is a professional investigative firm licensed in New York and New Jersey. This blog is for our clients and friends in an effort to keep them abreast of our recent cases, investigative tools and techniques and emerging trends in our profession. We also welcome inquiries from potential new clients that may be contemplating hiring a Private Investigator, but have some questions or concerns about doing so. The investigators of Management Resources Ltd. of New York are here to assist you. Please feel free to participate.



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One comment on “Women at Greatest Risk of Homicide Just Before or After Leaving Their Spouse/Boyfriend
  1. Men deal purely with lost, especially the ones with violent tendencies.

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