Stacy Called Kathleen's Divorce Lawyer

Drew Peterson's missing wife followed slain predecessor
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2008 2:05 PM CST
This undated photo provided by the Stacy Peterson family shows Peterson's husband, Drew Peterson, 53, a Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer. Stacy Peterson was reported missing on Oct. 29, and her husband...   (Associated Press)
camera-icon View 3 more images

(Newser) – The Illinois attorney who represented Drew Peterson's slain third wife, Kathleen Savio, in her divorce from Peterson said yesterday that missing fourth wife Stacy had also made tentative contact with him about a divorce, just days before her disappearance. Drew Peterson told the Chicago Tribune he was "pretty shocked" by the lawyer's comments.

The lawyer, Harry Smith, also told the Chicago Sun-Times that Savio had said she had no will. Smith's revelation raises questions about a two-page handwritten will awarding Drew Peterson control of virtually all of Savio's assets, which Peterson, now a suspect in Savio's death, unveiled 15 days after her 2004 alleged bathtub drowning.