Peterson Offers $25K Reward for Wife's Return

Murder suspect should collect it himself, says family
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2008 3:33 AM CDT
Former Bollingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson waits to be interviewed on the NBC "Today" television show, in New York Thursday Feb. 28, 2008. Peterson is continuing to deny any involvement...   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Suspected wife killer Drew Peterson is offering a $25,000 reward for information about his wife's disappearance, the Chicago Tribune reports. The Illinois ex-cop said he believes his fourth wife, Stacy, left with another man when she vanished six months ago. Stacy's relatives slammed the offer as a publicity stunt and suggested that Peterson, who's also being investigated in the death of his third wife, collect the reward himself.

"No one has better answers about what happened to her," said a family spokeswoman. "Stop expecting other people to tell us what happened—you were there."