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Will County State's Attorney press release drew Peterson.
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October 22, 2008
Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow’s statementregarding the Stacy Peterson, Kathleen Savio investigations
Contact:Charles B. Pelkie(815) 727-8789(815) 530-7110 (cellular)
cpelkie@willcountyillinois.comThis statement is in response to media requests for comment regarding the one-year anniversaryof the disappearance of Stacy Peterson. This statement may be attributed to Will County State’sAttorney James Glasgow:The Illinois State Police continue to conduct exhaustive investigations into the disappearance of Stacy Peterson and the murder of Kathleen Savio. The Will County State’s Attorney’s Officereopened the investigation into Kathleen Savio’s 2004 death, which occurred before I took office.After filing a petition with the court to exhume Kathleen Savio’s remains, a board certifiedforensic pathologist confirmed my assertion in that petition that her death was a homicide.In addition, my office took the rare step of convening a Special Grand Jury in November 2007 tohear testimony and evidence regarding Stacy Peterson’s disappearance and Kathleen Savio’smurder. The Special Grand Jury is still receiving evidence.The investigations into both Stacy Peterson’s disappearance and Kathleen Savio’s murder have been highly productive. I fully expect there to be a resolution in at least one of theseinvestigations in the near future.Furthermore, it must be noted that these two investigations, as well as the investigation into thedisappearance of Lisa Stebic, prompted me to draft a new law that will enable prosecutors acrossIllinois to use a murder victim’s cries for help as evidence at trial to convict her brutal killer. Thiscommon-sense legislation, which will become law in November, will enable prosecutors to bring previously inadmissible evidence to trial to ensure abusive murderers cannot profit from their wrongdoing. The new law will apply to crimes committed before its enactment. The provisionscontained in this new law have recently been affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court.I personally want to express my gratitude to the families and friends of both Stacy Peterson andKathleen Savio for their patience, understanding and cooperation during the past year. We arecommitted to making certain that justice is served for them.My office continues to work hard to assist the Illinois State Police in advancing bothinvestigations under intense national and local media coverage. We have done our best to

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