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|Stacy Ann Peterson Missing Sunday, October 28, 2007 - Bolingbrook, Illinois|
Age: 23, Mother of two children ages 2 and 4 years old, adopted step-mother of two children, ages 12 and 14 years, lives at 6 Pheasant Chase Court, Bolingbrook, (Will County), Illinois, wife of former Bolingbrook Police Sergeant Drew Peterson, Bolingbrook Police Department - CALL *Illinois State Police District 5 Tip Line 815-740-0678*
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|Stacy Peterson Case - Kyle Piry Files|
Drew Peterson's Ex-Fiance in the early '80s
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|November 21, 2007|
November 21, 2007
"Peterson stalked and harassed her and had her arrested."
ex-fiance from 1980 comes forward 27 years later
"There was a voice inside of me that said there's something wrong here," Piry said."
|ILL||11/21/2007 (www.suntimes.com - Backup Copy) "The woman who told Drew no"|
(Link above is an archived backup copy of this Sun-Times Article)
"Drew Peterson gave her an engagement ring. Together, they picked out a china pattern." -"Piry was in her early 20s [1980 when he was married to 1st wife Carol] when she first encountered the handsome, mustachioed police officer. She worked part-time at a Bolingbrook gas station while attending beauty school. Peterson arrived in uniform to investigate a gas theft." - "But four months later, Piry called it off because she wasn't ready to become step-mother to Peterson's two young children from his first wife. "There was a voice inside of me that said there's something wrong here"
"He [Drew Peterson] would follow me and stalk me after I broke up with him," [Kyle] Piry said. "He would pull me over on a Friday or Saturday night and give me tickets for stupid stuff, like bald tires. They were ridiculous things." - "In 1983 -- by this time Peterson was already married to his second wife -- Peterson and another officer arrested Piry as she arrived at work, Piry said. The officers said Piry had amassed too many parking tickets, Piry said. She was ordered into Peterson's cruiser and fingerprinted at the Bolingbrook police station, Piry said." - "Piry said she had to talk to some of Peterson's cop friends to persuade her ex-fiance to drop the charges."
|November 26, 2007|
|2007-11-26||NBC "Today" Show
November 26, 2007
"To look back, I don’t think at that time I would have thought he was capable of it,” she said. “But after I’ve heard the stories and things that have occurred with previous wives, they’re just very, very similar to the things that occurred with me. It seemed like it started with me."
"I just think it's really important that girls pay attention to the little signs"
"Piry is 46 now and married with a family of her own. She had met Peterson while she was working at a gas station and Peterson, seven years her senior, had come to investigate a crime."
|ILL||11/26/2007 NBC "TODAY SHOW" Exclusive (Kyle Piry Interview)|
(Link above is an archived backup copy of this NBC Today Recap)
"Kyle Piry was just 20 when she broke off her engagement to a handsome and charming Chicago-area cop named Drew Peterson. She says it was just a lot of little things he did that made her uncomfortable. But 26 years later, as police look for that man’s fourth wife and take a new look at the untimely demise of his third bride, Piry tells TODAY she probably should have been more afraid of Drew Peterson than she was when they dated. I look back, no, I wasn’t afraid — probably naively,” Piry told TODAY co-host Meredith Vieira on Monday of her experience with Peterson. Asked to describe her reaction to news stories that Peterson is being investigated in connection with the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, and the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, Piry said was in disbelief initially. “I was shocked,” Piry said."
"He grilled her about places she went and people she saw, and, she discovered, he sometimes followed her when she went out. When he got angry, he called her names and was verbally abusive, but he never threatened her physically until she had broken up with him and went back to his house to pick up some of her things. “It turned into an argument,” she said. “He pushed me over the cocktail table, got me on the ground, straddled me with his arms – put my arms against the ground with his legs. That upset me. I had never had anyone treat me like that before.”
"Piry even filed domestic abuse charges with the Bolingbrook police, but, she said, his friends on the force encouraged her not to pursue them. “I can’t say they were covering up,” she said. “They just wanted it to go away.” For a time, she continued, Peterson continued to harass her, following her when she went out on weekends and pulling her over to write what she called frivolous traffic tickets for such violations as having bald tires. But Piry said she didn’t think of Peterson as dangerous. “Hearing all the details now, it’s a different person than I knew,” she said."
November 26, 2007
|-||ILL||11/26/2007 Dan Abrams Live (Guests; Joel Brodsky, Kyle Piry)”|
(Link above is an archived backup copy of this Abrams Live Show RECAP)
KYLE PIRY: When we were together and he had his kids he expected me to help him take care of the kids. He followed me and kept tabs on me. When we broke up he called me names, knocked me over a table and put me in a "police hold." I called the police and the officer who showed up was a friend of DP's. The officer asked me not to press charges. I was arrested a year and a half later for not paying parking tickets I never got. He pulled me over on my way home at night for ridiculous, bogus charges. When he approached the car he was smiling--it was a game to him. - DAN ABRAMS Do you think he is capable of what he's accused of? - KYLE PIRY: If you asked me back then I would have said no, but now with all the things in the news, it's possible. I thought it was important to come forward to warn women to be aware of all the little things that don't feel right.
November 26, 2007
|-||ILL||11/26/2007 Greta “On The Record” Update (Discussion: Kyle Piry on Dan Abrams Show)”|
(Link above is an archived backup copy of this Greta “On The Record” Update RECAP)
(RECAP) REPORTER: I spoke with Kyle by phone. She was engaged to DP in 1980 or 1981 prior to DP's marriage to Vicky, wife #2. She did not come to us, we found her and she was initially reluctant, which might add credibility to her story. DP confirmed that they did have a relationship. KP was thankful she didn't marry DP. Her relationship with DP was very different than SP's relationship with DP. KP said DP was conceited, spent a lot of time looking in the mirror and wasn't a particularly notable lover.
|November 30, 2007|
November 30, 2007
"Yes, I broke it off basically because he was extremely controlling and would say mean-spirited things, would follow me, that sort of thing"
KYLE PIRY: I have no doubt that he pushed me over a coffee table and I called the police. Absolutely not. Those are not things I would forget.
"I called the police department and having them kind of, you know, the policemen they had sent over was one of his friends so he at that time told me that he was upset and let's just let it go and unfortunately I did."
|ILL||11/30/2007 Larry King Live (Guests: Kyle Toutges, Sue Doman, Kyle Piry, Joel Brodsky)|
(Link above is an archived backup copy of this Larry King Live Show)
LARRY KING: Joining us now in Chicago is Kyle Piry, the former fiancee of Drew Peterson - KYLE PIRY, DREW PETERSON'S FORMER FIANCEE: I see some of the similarities and stories from Stacy and Kathleen, some of the things that Drew did or has said, similar to things that I had experienced when we were engaged. - KING: Was that the reason you broke the engagement? - PIRY: Yes, I broke it off basically because he was extremely controlling and would say mean-spirited things, would follow me, that sort of thing. So that's basically at that point I was only 20 years old and he was 27. So I just felt like it wasn't a relationship that I wanted to get into. - KING: Did he ever threaten you? - PIRY: He never threatened to -- no, actually he never threatened me. He did -- after I had broken up with him, he did in one instance I did go back to get some of my things and it did grow into a confrontation where he pushed me over a coffee table and had the same sort of experience where I called the police department and having them kind of, you know, the policemen they had sent over was one of his friends so he at that time told me that he was upset and let's just let it go and unfortunately I did.
JOEL BRODSKY: For example, with Kyle, he tells me that he's the one that broke up with Kyle. Now with all due respect to Kyle and to Drew, to remember wrapped what happened a quarter century ago is extremely hard. I, after hearing Kyle the first time, I thought back to what occurred in my life 25 years ago and there's probably very significant incidences in my life from 25 years of ago that I have no recollection of. So for her to have these specific recollections is a little bit amazing. Perhaps it is. But Drew has a different set of recollections about what happened a quarter century ago. - PIRY: I have no doubt that he pushed me over a coffee table and I called the police. Absolutely not. Those are not things I would forget. - KING: And that you broke it off? - PIRY: I broke it off, absolutely.
|December 07, 2007
December 7, 2007
PIRY: "I could have been Mrs. Peterson number two"
|"When I saw Drew on the Today Show, I could see that same kind of smirkish smile on his face."
"I could have probably ended up like Kathleen or Stacy. I guess I'm lucky."
|ILL||12/07/2007 Dr. Phil Show ("A Killer Among Us?” - Kyle Piry Guest)|
(Link above is an archived backup copy of this Dr. Phil Show)
"I could have been Mrs. Peterson number two,” says Kyle Piry. She was engaged to Drew Peterson for four months 25 years ago. Kyle remembers, “When I first met Drew, he was very outgoing, very funny, very charming. He was a police officer, a decent guy. My family liked Drew, but after we had gotten engaged, he became a lot more controlling. He would get really upset if I wanted to go out with my friends. When I came home, he would be following me. At 20 years old, I thought I'm just not ready and felt like I was really losing my life. I called off the engagement."
"About two weeks after Kyle and Drew broke up, she says they got into an argument. Kyle says the fight turned physical, and she ended up on the floor. She says, "He pushed me, he straddled me, pinned me to the ground in a police hold, pressed his knees against my arms to keep me down. I did call the police. They sent over an officer who happened to be one of his friends, and he convinced me not to press charges. Then it was a year and a half of him stalking me. Drew would follow me. He would pull me over. He wrote me tickets for silly things: bald tires, lights not bright enough. Sometimes he would just pull me over to harass me, and he always had a big smile on his face."
|December 11, 2007
|2007-12-11||Greta: On The Record
December 11, 2007
|Former Fiancee tells of physical altercation with Peterson||ILL||KYLE PIRY, ONCE ENGAGED TO DREW PETERSON: "I did break up with him. And it was after that that I had gone back to the house, his house, to get some of my things that I had left. And an argument ensued. He again was accusing me of, Who were you with, you know, that sort of thing, pushed me over a cocktail table and pinned me to the ground. And that was the only physical altercation I had had with him. But it was very scary to me because I had never had anyone treat me that way. And you know, he did hurt me. I did eventually get up. I went home. My stepdad was the only one there, and I explained to him what had happened. And he told me, he said, You need to call the police. And being naive, I thought, Well, I don't have a bruise. You know, I don't have a mark. And he convinced me otherwise, that that still was battery and I needed to call the police. So I did call the police. However, they sent over an officer that happened to be his friend and kind of convinced me not to — not to press charges."|
|2007-12-11||Greta: On The Record
December 11, 2007
|Former Fiancee parents reported Peterson harassment||ILL||KYLE PIRY, ONCE ENGAGED TO DREW PETERSON: "Well, actually, it got to the point of three months after we had broken up, of the harassment — you know, as I'd be going out or coming back into town after going out, he would pull me over. You know, he didn't write me tickets all the time, but it was getting harassing. So eventually, my mom and stepdad did call the police department. I believe they spoke to the chief at the time and explained the harassing and that it really needed to stop or we were going to pursue it further."|
|2007-12-11||Greta: On The Record
December 11, 2007
|Former Fiancee tells of Peterson harassment||ILL||KYLE PIRY, ONCE ENGAGED TO DREW PETERSON: "At that time, it did stop, except for about a year-and-a-half later, after I didn't even live in Bolingbrook any longer, and he was actually married to Vicki at the time, he confronted me in a — in the parking lot of the place that I was doing hair at that point and said that I was under arrest for parking tickets that I hadn't paid, which were bogus tickets that either he wrote or other officers wrote that I never received. And he did. He put me in the back seat of the car, took me to the station, fingerprinted me. There was even a woman officer with him at the time. And at some point I said to her, You know, I was engaged to Drew. And she was very upset. I could tell by her reaction and tone that had she known that I had been engaged to him, she would have never gone along with, you know, going with him to do this arrest."|
|December 13, 2007
December 13, 2007
|"Piry called Peterson's version "all lies." "He's an idiot," she said."||ILL||12/13/2007 (www.suntimes.com) "Drew: Stacy 'sexied up' for pastor"|
"Drew Peterson also took issue with a former fiancee's account of how their relationship ended. Kyle Piry of Joliet has accused him of following her, stalking her and harassing her with bogus tickets -- charges he denied. He said Piry is bitter over being spurned. After their engagement, Peterson said, he found out Piry not only was seeing an old boyfriend but was also dancing at bachelor parties. "She became somebody I really didn't want to be married to," Drew Peterson said. Piry called Peterson's version "all lies." "He's an idiot," she said."
|December 21, 2007
December 21, 2007
KYLE PIRY: "And he always had this smirkish smile on his face. I mean, it was a game-- it was a game to him"
|"Drew denied Piry's claims -- all of them. The physical abuse. The stalking. The harassment. And says that he's the one who broke off the engagement -- not her."||ILL||12/21/2007 (MSNBC Dateline) "Deadly suspicion"|
"By now, the media glare was white-hot. And it wasn't long before women in Drew Peterson’s past started speaking out. Peterson, the Bolingbrook bon vivant, has been married four times. And that doesn't count the broken engagement."
KYLE PIRY: I gave him the ring back and said that I just wasn't ready to get married. - HODA KOTB: Kyle Piry was engaged to Drew Peterson for four months in the early ‘80s. She says after she broke it off, he got physical. - KYLE PIRY: We had gotten into an argument and at some point he pushed me. And I did fall on the floor. And at that point he straddled over me, in a police hold I believe it is. Pinned my arms against the floor with his knee and just verbally abused me. - HODA KOTB: She says she got away and did not press charges. But she says that didn't stop Drew from following her and harassing her for months afterwards. - KYLE PIRY: He would pull me over and give me tickets for, I-- I remember, you know, bald tires. - HODA KOTB: Bald tires? - KYLE PIRY: And I thought that can't even be a real thing. And it is. - HODA KOTB: What did you say to him? I mean, you saw him come up to your window obviously. - KYLE PIRY: I thought he was, like, you've got to be kidding me. And he always had this smirkish smile on his face. I mean, it was a game-- it was a game to him.
|April 3, 2008|
April 3, 2008
"I never thought I’d have to be here after all this time,” Piry said after her testimony."
|Peterson ex-fiancee testifies before Grand Jury
Drew Peterson has denied Piry’s allegations
|ILL||04/03/2008 (mysuburbanlife.com) "Peterson’s ex-wife, ex-fiancée appear before grand jury"|
"Drew Peterson’s past and present collided Thursday as his second wife and ex-fiancée appeared before a Will County grand jury investigating the mysterious fates of wives No. 3 and 4. Kyle Piry, who was briefly engaged to Peterson in the early 1980s, confirmed she testified Thursday but declined to comment further. “I never thought I’d have to be here after all this time,” Piry said after her testimony. “I didn’t think I was that relevant.”
"In previous interviews with media outlets, Piry recounted her relationship with the former Bolingbrook police sergeant. Piry said she broke off their engagement after four months because she wasn’t ready to get married. In a December interview with MSNBC, Piry said Peterson followed her for months after the break-up and issued her tickets for trivial traffic violations, including driving with bald tires."
|April 11, 2008|
April 11, 2008
Is Kyle Piry lying?
Yes, she is
I think she's angered. I broke up with her. I got information that she was cheating on me.
"And I had the same experience with calling the police department and having them send someone out and having them kind of, you know, the policeman they had sent over was one of his friends."
|ILL||04/11/2008 "CNN LARRY KING LIVE - Drew Peterson Answers Questions"|
LARRY KING: We have a video toss here. Now, your former fiance, Kyle Piry, was on the show in November. She had this to say about why the relationship ended. Watch.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, NOVEMBER 30, 2007) KYLE PIRY, PETERSON'S FORMER FIANCE: He was extremely controlling and would say mean-spirited things, would follow me, that sort of thing. After I had broken up with him, though, he did. At one instance, I went back to his house to get some of my things. And it did go into a confrontation where he pushed me over a coffee table and pinned me to the floor and that sort of thing. And I had the same experience with calling the police department and having them send someone out and having them kind of, you know, the policeman they had sent over was one of his friends. So he, at that time, had told to, you know, he was upset, let's just let it go. And, unfortunately, I did. (END VIDEO CLIP)
LARRY KING: Is Kyle Piry lying? - DREW PETERSON: Yes, she is. - KING: Why? - PETERSON: I think she's angered. I broke up with her. I got information that she was cheating on me and that she was doing things in her younger days like dancing at bachelor parties and that type of thing. And I had all the people that I was talking to on the street as a policeman telling me about her activities. So this was somebody I just couldn't be married to. - KING: So why not -- why shouldn't you just say it didn't work out and we broke up. Why -- why take this kind of tactic? - PETERSON: She was angered. And in all these instances we had together, she knew exactly where I sat and ran my radar every day, because she would come up and to talk to me when were together. And then she goes and drives through my intersection at 90 miles an hour. Of course, I'm going to pull her over and write her a ticket. It was crazy things she was doing. And then after we had broke up and she had already been married to somebody else -- I used to own a tavern in Montgomery, Illinois. She came up to my tavern in an attempt to get romantically involved with me while she was married to somebody else. So Miss. Piry is very angry that I no longer wanted to be with her.
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