Family of Drew Peterson’s late wife files lawsuit
CHICAGO — The family of the third wife of former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson has filed a wrongful death lawsuit that alleges Peterson killed her.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Will County by the family of Kathleen Savio has been expected, particularly after a court ruled against Peterson this year in his battle over Savio’s estate.
Authorities have said Peterson is a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy, but they have not made similar statements in Savio’s death. Her death in 2004 was originally classified as accidental, but was later ruled a homicide.
Peterson has denied any involvement in Savio’s death or in the disappearance of Stacy Peterson. His attorney Joel Brodsky says all the lawsuit does is hurt Peterson’s children.