Peterson, a 29-year police veteran and Bolingbrook police sergeant, said his wife has suffered from what he called ‘’mood issues’’ since her sister’s death from colon cancer last year.
‘’Ever since then, Stacy has been different,’’ Peterson said Wednesday. ‘’... She’s been under the care of a psychiatrist’’ and is taking antidepressant medication.
Peterson said he thought the couple had a good marriage, ‘’but maybe she didn’t,’’ he said.
Stacy Peterson’s family agreed she was depressed, but said it was because she believed her husband watched everything she did. They said she had asked for a divorce.
‘’She just wanted people to know she was unhappy, and she didn’t like how she was being treated,’’ said her aunt, Candace Aikin, 48, of El Monte, Calif. ‘’In case she disappeared — if something bad happened to her.’’
Aikin said she talked to her niece every week and knows she did not have a boyfriend.
‘’She had a husband who was following her 24/7,’’ she said.
Family members also said they didn’t think Stacy Peterson would leave without her kids — Lacy, 2, and Anthony, 4.
‘’I know damn well she wouldn’t go without them kids,’’ said her uncle, Gary Cales, 68, of Hemet, Calif.
Oh, yyyyyikes... now *that* pegs the creep-o-meter!