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Friday, May 15, 2009

Drew Peterson stepbrother, former acquaintances appear before grand jury

Photo from Chicago Tribune: Thomas Morphey (left), Drew Peterson's stepbrother, and Lenny Wawczak, an ex-acquaintance of Peterson's, take a break from testifying before a grand jury Thursday in Joliet. The jury is probing the disappearance of Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy. (Tribune photo by David Pierini / May 15, 2009)

Move could signal Stacy Peterson investigation is nearing an end
Tribune staff report
May 15, 2009
Three potentially key witnesses in the cases against Drew Peterson appeared Thursday before the same special grand jury that returned a murder indictment last week against the former Bolingbrook police sergeant in the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
The grand jury is still investigating the disappearance of Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy. Thomas Morphey, Lenny Wawczak and Paula Stark all entered the Will County Court Annex Building, where the grand jury has been meeting for 18 months. They declined to comment.
But their appearance could signal the end of the investigation into Stacy's disappearance. They were expected to be the last witnesses called to testify, sources said. The grand jury's term expires May 21. If the jury does not return an indictment, State's Atty. James Glasgow could continue the investigation with another panel.
Morphey, Peterson's stepbrother, has alleged he helped Peterson move Stacy's body in a blue container from their Bolingbrook home Oct. 28, 2007, the day she disappeared. He described the container as heavy and warm to the touch.
Wawczak and Stark, former acquaintances of Peterson's, have claimed they secretly recorded Peterson last year for the state police.
Peterson's neighbor and friend Steve Carcerano also appeared before the grand jury. He was one of the neighbors who discovered Savio's body and has defended Peterson. It is at least the second time he has been called to testify. Drew must really have a lot on ole Steve to keep him loyal all this time.

Questions I have:

Who was the cop that showed up at Drews house after Stacy's 'disappearance' and brought Drew a cellphone and other items in a secretive meeting when Ric Mims was there at the house?

Where did Drew go for two weeks after Stacy disappeared?

Does Drew have a life insurance policy on Stacy? If so, he is probably counting down the seven years to have her declared dead so he can collect.

Why doesn't Eric Peterson speak to his father? Has HE testified in front of the grand jury regarding Kathleen's death?

I'm dying to know about the testimony from the witnesses on the supposed will drew presented after Kathleen's death.

And I want to know what Drew's uncle has to say for himself, giving all of Kathleen's assets to Drew.


krystle said...

I love your enthusiam for the Drew Peterson case. I was assigned to cover it on the crimesearchersonline.com blog, and the way this case has been trested always frustrates me and creates questions in my head, as well.

I hope you don't mind I copy your article for my blog, I missed this from yesterday in my own coverage!

Janet said...

Thanks Krystle, no problem on copying my article, but please credit the Chicago tribune.com. That's where I took it from then edited out a lot of repetition.

I'll check out crimesearchersonline.com.
I'm glad you like my blog. This Peterson guy is such a creep.

krystle said...

They make fun of him bad over there, lol, say how he looks like the cowardly lion.

Anonymous said...

Who cares whether or not Eric speaks to his father. Leave the family alone. That question does not have anything to do with the issue at hand. Drew's children and family are kind, loving, generous, and intelligent people, and it is unfortunate that they have to go through this. So stop fueling the fire.