2. In 1972, Drew Peterson graduated from Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Illinois. After graduation, he joined the United States Army and was trained as a military police officer. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1976.
4. During his employment with the Bolingbrook Police Department, Drew Peterson advanced to the status of Sergeant.
5. In 1978, Drew Peterson was assigned to the Metropolitan Narcotics Squad.
6. In 1979, Drew Peterson was named "Policeman of the Year" by the Bolingbrook Police Department.
7. Drew Peterson has been married 4 times.
8. From 1974 to 1980, Drew Peterson was married to Carol Brown, his high school sweetheart. He had 2 children with Carol.
9. From 1982 to 1992, Drew Peterson was married to Victoria Connolly. There were unproven and unreported allegations of harassment and abuse.
10. From 1992 to October 2003, Drew Peterson was married to Kathleen Savio (born June 13, 1963). He had 2 children, Thomas, 14, born August 8, 1994 and Kristopher, 16, born January 5, 1993 with Savio.
11. From October 2003 to the present, Drew Peterson was married to Stacy Cales (born January 20, 1984.) Peterson and Cales had 2 children, now ages 4 and 5. At the time of her disappearance, Stacy was a pre-nursing student at Joliet Junior College and was taking a course.
12. On March 2, 1997, Drew Peterson handwrote a Will that was signed by Kathleen Savio. The Will was first produced by Peterson after Savio's death. The Will was admitted to probate. The Estate of Savio remains open.
13. The Will provided that, in death, all assets would go to the surviving spouses. The Will appointed Drew Peterson's uncle, James Carroll as Executor and was witnessed by 2 co-workers/friends of Drew Peterson.
14. All proceeds from the Estate were given to Drew Peterson. The Peterson/Savio children received the insurance money from Kathleen Savio's death.
15. A court-appointed public administrator later wrote that James Carroll's actions "were not in the best interests of the Estate or its beneficiaries."
16. In October 2001, Kathleen Savio became aware that Drew Peterson was having an extramarital relationship with Stacy Cales. Peterson filed for divorce on March 13, 2002. Savio filed a counterpetition on March 14, 2002.
17. In the divorce, Kathleen Savio sought sole custody, child support, maintenance, and division of the marital assets.
18. Shortly after the parties filed for divorce, the parties fought over personal property. In May 2002, as she was leaving her home for church, Kathleen Savio discovered that her car was missing. Drew Peterson called Savio to tell her that, if she did not let him in the house to retrieve his waterbed and other belongings, "she wouldn't be able to find" her car.
19. Between 2002 and 2004, police were called to the Peterson house 18 times on domestic disturbance calls, including calls for returning children late after visitation. None of these calls resulted in criminal charges.