Drew Peterson Engaged - An ex-cop from the Chicago area, Drew Peterson, is engaged to a 23-year old despite being a suspect in his thrid wife’s death and in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.
It’s a tribute to Drew Peterson that he can get engaged while still dealing with his grief over Stacy peterson supposedly running off to “somewhere warm” with a mystery boyfriend a year ago, packing only a toothbrush, a bikini, and $10,000 from the household safe.
Though Peterson is still married to his fourth wife, Stacy, who was 23 when she disappeared last year, he has found a new 23-year-old fiancée, he told “Drew Peterson Exposed” author Derek Armstrong Tuesday. (Bet her parents are just thrilled!)
Armstrong said the new fiancée, whom Peterson refused to identify, lives within 15 minutes of Peterson’s Bolingbrook, Ill., home. He said the couple have been dating about four months and the engagement happened “sometime within the last couple of days.”
A sticking point for Peterson is that he is currently married.
“This is not uncommon for Drew,” said his publicist Glenn Selig. “When he was married to Kathleen still, he was in the process of divorcing Kathleen when he proposed to Stacy. He’s done this before and, you know, he seems very happy.”
Earlier this year, Peterson met with high-profile Chicago attorney Jeffery M. Leving, a lawyer in the Elian Gonzalez case, to see what his rights to a split might be.
Leving told reporters that Peterson had not yet filed for divorce.
Desertion for at least one year is grounds for divorce under Illinois law — though Peterson, as the divorce petitioner, would have to show he wasn’t at fault for causing his wife to leave, Leving said.
Peterson has been at the center of the investigation into the whereabouts of his wife, who vanished on Oct. 28, 2007.
After Stacy’s disappearance, the body of Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio, was exhumed, and her 2004 bathtub drowning was re-labeled a homicide.
Earlier this year, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow issued a statement about the Savio and Stacy Peterson cases, indicating that a special grand jury is still weighing evidence in both.
“I fully expect there to be a resolution in at least one of these investigations in the near future,” Glasgow said.
Stacy Peterson’s family is pinning its hopes on that resolution.
And that’s the latest update on Drew Peterson engaged.Tags: drew peterson, drew peterson engaged, murder, stacey peterson, stacy peterson, stacy peterson missing, stacy peterson murder