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His 23-year-old wife has been seeing a psychiatrist, taking Effexor, a prescription anti-depressant medication and struggling with “mood issues” since the cancer death last year of her sister, Peterson said during a brief interview in the couple’s Bolingbrook home.
“Ever since then, Stacy has been different,” the 53-year-old Peterson said. “There’s been mood issues. She’s been under the care of a psychiatrist.”
That carried over into their last conversation, he said. She left their home Sunday morning to help a relative paint, then called him at their home at about 9 p.m. Sunday.
“She seemed snotty,” Peterson said, describing the call as “unusual” though he wouldn’t disclose details of what was said.
That call at 9 p.m. Sunday was his last communication with his wife — and even then he said he didn’t know where she was calling from.
“I don’t know where she was when she called,” he said.
Peterson, a 29-year veteran of the Bolingbrook Police Department, said he doesn’t know why his wife of four years would leave him and their two children, ages 2 and 4, behind. She also adopted his children from a previous marriage, he said.
“I find that very unusual,” he said of her absence. “She’s a very good mom. For the last year or so, she’s been very short-tempered, snapping on everyone, but still a good mom.”
He also complained that publicity surrounding his wife’s disappearance had disrupted the family, even keeping his children from going Trick-or-Treating on Halloween.
“My klds can’t even go Trick-or-Treat. I hate it,” he said. “I’m a prisoner here.”
Drew Peterson was a day late for Halloween, but it did not stop him from donning a bizarre disguise and popping out of a neighbor’s house for a few moments.
Peterson, the police sergeant whose wife vanished nearly a week ago, spent most of Thursday holed up in his next-door neighbor’s house with his children and sister-in-law while state police executed a search warrant at his house.
The cops towed two of Peterson’s vehicles — a 2005 GMC sport utility vehicle and a 2002 Pontiac Coupe — and removed property, including personal computers and wireless telephones, from his home.
They also set cadaver dogs to sniffing around the interior of the house, the yard, an above-ground swimming pool and a camper.
Police let the air out of the inflatable Halloween decorations in Peterson’s front yard and searched those as well.
At one point, Peterson emerged from the house wearing an American flag bandanna over his face, dark sunglasses, and an NYPD baseball cap pulled low over his eyes. He walked down his neighbor’s driveway and stood at the edge of the sidewalk.
Asked what was transpiring in the house, Peterson said, “I don’t know.”
When the assembled media caught sight of him, Peterson said, “Oh, I got to run away,” and did just that.
Former Los Angeles Police Det. Mark Fuhrman ventured into the house and met with Peterson. He is in Bolingbrook with Fox News Network.
“I shook his hand,” Fuhrman said. “He was shaking.”
Sister of third wife speaks
Anna Marie Doman, the sister of Peterson’s previous wife, Kathleen Savio, also entered the house of his next-door neighbor and said she spoke to her former brother-in-law.
“Nobody looked at my sister’s case close enough,” Doman said. “I never got a call back (from police). It was like they couldn’t be bothered.”
Doman wants investigators to get to the bottom of the mystery surrounding Peterson’s fourth wife as well, and to determine whether her former brother-in-law had a hand in it.
“If he did it, fine. If he didn’t do it, fine,” she said. “I just want them to find out the truth.”