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[Stacy Peterson]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 Witness - Pastor Neil Schori
In August 2007, Stacy Peterson confessed to the Pastor
That Drew Peterson had murdered Kathleen Savio


Timeline Reference Comment -- Timeline Information of Found Materials
November 18, 2007
2007-11-18 suburbanchicagonews
November 16, 2007
New Pastor Neil Schori at Naperville Christian Church ILL "Neil Schori, of Plainfield, will be installed as the new lead pastor of Naperville Christian Church during worship services at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday [11/18/2007]. Most recently, Schori had been pastor of community care at Westbrook Christian Church in Bolingbrook. He has a master of arts degree in counseling ministries from Lincoln Christian College and Seminary in Lincoln and has participated in two counseling-related internships, including a Chaplain internship at BroMenn Regional Medical Center in the Bloomington-Normal area. He has worked in marketing and sales and in the health-care environment. Schori and his wife, Brandi, have three daughters."
November 29, 2007
2007-11-29 www.suntimes.com
November 29, 2007
[November 29, 2007 Front Cover of the Sun-Times - www.suntimes.com]
"Peterson met his stepbrother, Tom Morphey, at a local Starbucks and discussed "the problems he was having with Stacy and how to dispose of the problem" ILL 11/29/2007 (www.suntimes.com) "Stacy told clergyman Drew killed ex"
"Sneed hears Stacy Peterson told a clergyman in August that her husband had claimed to have killed his former wife Kathleen Savio and made it look like an accident. A source close to the investigation tells Sneed the 23-year-old, who had been pregnant and living with Peterson when Savio was found dead in an empty bathtub in 2004, also told two other people close to her about her husband's statements regarding Savio's demise."
"On Sunday, Oct. 28, the day Stacy disappeared, she told Peterson she was leaving him and issued this ultimatum: She was going to begin divorce proceedings, and she wanted him out of the house by Wednesday, according to the source. The source believes it was the day of Stacy's ultimatum that her life may have ended."
"The source offered this timeline for the day Stacy issued her ultimatum: At 5 p.m. on Oct. 28, Peterson, a Bolingbrook cop, called in to take the day off. At 7 p.m., Peterson met his stepbrother, Tom Morphey, at a local Starbucks and discussed "the problems he was having with Stacy and how to dispose of the problem," the source said. Peterson reportedly excused himself and left Morphey in the coffee shop with Peterson's cell phone, which he told Morphey NOT to answer if it rang. The phone did ring after Peterson's departure, and the name "Stacy" appeared on the caller ID."
2007-11-29 gretawire.foxnews.com
November 29, 2007
Fox News confirms Stacy's confession to clergy re: Drew and Kathleen Savio's death ILL November 29th, 2007 4:39 PM Eastern, "CHECK OUT THIS EMAIL FROM BOLINGBROOK!!' by Greta Van Susteren, "From: Watts, Stephen, Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 4:06 PM, To: Van Susteren, Greta; Tarrant, Angela; Howard, Cory, Subject: Mark and I just spoke to [name deleted], "He ministered Stacey and knows Drew. He confirmed that one of pastors spoke with stacy. During a session stacy confesed that she knew drew killed his third wife. Pastors have an obligation to come forward to law enforecemnt if they feel there is an immediate threat and even a past crime if that person could be recipiant of violence. We don’t know when the pastor spoke to police. They will not appear on camera. We have located who we believe is the actual pastor and we are on our way to him now." - "After Steph sent me the above email I called him and he said, “you won’t believe it…we just ran into and talked to the VERY clergyman Stacy spoke to…..” Steph talked to that clergyman and confirmed for us all the reports…."
November 30, 2007
2007-11-30 suburbanchicagonews
November 30, 2007
"Also in August, Peterson -- the missing mom gone now for more than a month -- made a "frantic phone call" to her half-sister Cassandra Cales and told of her desire to flee the state with her children, said Cales' guardian, Pamela Bosco."
"Bosco said Stacy Peterson asked Cales about taking her children and moving in with Bosco's brothers who live in California." ILL 11/30/2007 (suburbanchicagonews.com) "PASTOR: STACY WAS FEARFUL"
"Stacy Peterson told a clergy member two months before she disappeared that she feared her husband, a Westbrook Christian Church official said Thursday. The clergyman made a routine check to see why Stacy Peterson and her husband, Drew Peterson, were no longer attending church. The troubled young woman asked for an opportunity to meet for a longer, face-to-face talk with the unidentified man of the cloth, Pastor Rob Daniels of Westbrook Christian Church told The Herald News."
"Asked whether Stacy Peterson was afraid her husband would kill her, Daniels would only say she feared "bodily harm." He would not say if Stacy Peterson said her husband confessed to killing his former wife. The church official made a "judgment call" not to alert authorities and did not consult with other church staff, Daniels said. The church's clergy are only legally mandated to alert authorities of allegations of child abuse or if someone threatens to harm themselves or others, he said. Daniels would not identify the clergy member who met with Stacy Peterson."
"Bosco said Stacy Peterson asked Cales about taking her children and moving in with Bosco's brothers who live in California."
2007-11-30 www.suntimes.com
December 1, 2007
"He said he doesn't think Stacy voluntarily would have left her children, as Drew has contended. "Not a chance," he said. "Stacy's a woman of good character."

- ILL 12/01/2007 (www.suntimes.com) "Stacy told clergyman Drew killed ex"
"On Thursday, an official at Westbrook Christian Church in Bolingbrook said Stacy Peterson had a late August meeting with church staff there. While Pastor Rob Daniels wouldn't disclose with whom she met or specifics of their discussion, he said "she feared for herself because of her husband."
"The minister interviewed Friday formerly served at Westbrook but wouldn't confirm he was the clergyman who last conferred with Peterson -- or that she talked with him about her husband or about Savio's death. But he said he has been interviewed by police about her disappearance. "I have discussed several matters with police," the minister said."
"He said he doesn't think Stacy voluntarily would have left her children, as Drew has contended. "Not a chance," he said. "Stacy's a woman of good character." Her weeks-long disappearance has him worrying over her safety -- and wondering about his decision not to seek help for her. "In a situation of this magnitude, certainly you always wonder if you made the right decision," he said. Drew Peterson has denied any involvement in Stacy's disappearance or Savio's death."
2007-11-30 suburbanchicagonews
November 30, 2007
"Wow, what a bombshell," said Anna Doman, one of Savio's sisters." ILL 11/30/2007 (suburbanchicagonews.com) "PASTOR: STACY WAS FEARFUL"
"For Savio's family, Stacy Peterson's reported conversation with a clergyman was nothing short of astounding. "Wow, what a bombshell," said Anna Doman, one of Savio's sisters."
"In March 2004, Savio, 40, was found dead in an empty bathtub in her Bolingbrook home. The death was initially ruled an accidental drowning. But now that Stacy Peterson has gone missing for a month, investigators are taking another look at Savio's death."
"For Savio's family, desperate to know the truth about Kathleen, Stacy's reported words to the clergyman are both uplifting and troubling. Marcia Savio, Kathleen's stepmother, wonders how long Stacy Peterson might have lived with her secret. "I don't like the fact that she knew something and didn't come forward, but I also feel sorry for her because she was in fear," Savio said Thursday."
December 10, 2007
Greta: On The Record
December 10, 2007
[Stacy Peterson told Pastor Schori that Drew told her he killed Kathleen Savio]
"He [Drew] actually confessed to her to having killed Kathleen Savio?"
SCHORI: "Yes."
Pastor Schori met Stacy at a coffee shop
She told him Drew killed Kathleen.
Drew left voice mail with Schori same night to set up meet with him
ILL NEIL SCHORI, PASTOR STACY CONFIDED IN: "Well, I try not to push people into an area that they're uncomfortable, and I gave her [Stacy] — I gave her an out. I said, If you'd like to share it with me, I'm here to hear it, I said, but there's no pressure. You don't have to feel like you have to share anything you're not comfortable with. So if you are — if you are comfortable, please share it. And we talked about various other things, and then she blurted out the reason."

NEIL SCHORI: "I believed, unfortunately, that it was exactly what I thought, and I believed that it was related to the death of his wife. But I clarified, and I said, He did what? And she said, He killed Kathleen. And I was really blown away. I was reeling inside."

NEIL SCHORI: "I asked for more specific things. She gave me details that I really can't share. But I just got her talking about it and asked her what — this is a crazy amount of information. Again, I asked her, What exactly can I do with this? Why did you tell me? I asked her if she had ever told anyone else. She said at the time [August 2007], she had never told another person."
December 12, 2007
2007-12-12 www.suntimes.com
December 12, 2007
Pastor Schori excused from grand jury duty when Savio case came up ILL 12/12/2007 (www.suntimes.com) "Could you give Drew a few bucks? "
"Meanwhile, a Naperville pastor who spoke privately with Stacy Peterson just weeks before she vanished said that, in an eerie coincidence, he briefly served on a recent Will County grand jury convened to reexamine the 2004 death of Drew Peterson's previous wife, Kathleen Savio. "It [Savio's case] came up at the very end of my 13 weeks on the grand jury," pastor Neil Schori told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren Tuesday night. "I got myself out of there. ... I recused myself and said I can't" participate because of the pastoral relationship he had with Drew and Stacy Peterson."
"Savio's death was originally ruled an accidental drowning, but authorities now believe it may have been a homicide. In August, Stacy Peterson confided to Schori that her husband had claimed to have killed his previous wife, sources have told the Sun-Times."
2007-12-12 huffingtonpost.com
December 12, 2007
[Drew Peterson Calls Dan Abrams Show 5:30pm]
Drew calls Abrams
"But I took good care of her and spoiled her and no one could say that's not true."
ILL "And he said this, "The runaway bride got criminally charged and had to pay $100,000 or something. So I don't know. I don't know what is going through her head. But I took good care of her and spoiled her and no one could say that's not true." And then this. Peterson fanning the flames that his lawyer ignited on this show last night, Joel Brodsky, suggesting that Stacy may have been having a relationship with the family pastor who came out and spoke out about all of this. Peterson saying, quote, "I know Stacy was very infatuated with the guy. If it was a two-way relationship, I can't comment. Every time she'd go meet with him, she'd be all dolled up in something voluptuous and seductive and her makeup was perfect. And it was odd to go and meet a pastor like that. I don't know if something was going on, but I didn't know about these other guys either."
2007-12-12 Greta: On The Record
December 12, 2007
re: Stacy was Drew's alibi when Kathleen died BUT Stacy told Pastor Neil Schori that Drew wasn't there and she kept trying to call him on the phone.
Savio death
"There was not one search warrant written"
ILL MARK FUHRMAN, FORMER LAPD HOMICIDE DETECTIVE: "Well, what's interesting — I have a source that actually told me that when Stacy actually confided in the pastor, she made a statement that she woke up in the middle of the night, she could not find Drew. And this was the night before Kathleen is found in the bathtub. And she can't find him in the house, and she starts calling incessantly, numerous times, to try to get a hold of him. He never answers. Now, that day that they actually talk to Stacy and Drew and the neighbors, when they find Kathleen, they get information that is an alibi, and that alibi is something that Stacy provides for Drew."

2007-12-12 Greta: On The Record
December 12, 2007
Mark Fuhrman: "I checked with them. There was no search warrants served in the name of Kathy Savio, Drew Peterson or Stacy Peterson in the year 2004."
"They supposedly told the coroner's inquest jury that they had phone records"
ILL MARK FUHRMAN, FORMER LAPD HOMICIDE DETECTIVE: "Now, the Illinois State Police agents that are [were ?] working on this, the detectives, they supposedly told the coroner's inquest jury that they had phone records, but they were not — they had not yet received them as of May 1 [2004]. And of course, we know Kathleen Savio died March 1 [2004]. And in that — in those documents — in that testimony and in those documents, it states that, Well, we don't believe that those phone records will give us any other outcome. Well, I started doing some research. Well, first, we know Drew Peterson and Stacy had Nextel. They keep those records for five years, luckily. But I cannot find anything at the county courthouse. I checked with them. There was no search warrants served in the name of Kathy Savio, Drew Peterson or Stacy Peterson in the year 2004."
2007-12-12 Greta: On The Record
December 12, 2007
Police witness said: "So yes, we've got phone records coming from her phone, his phone, Steve's phone and the rest of it. So yes, we still have to verify that."
Hardy testified in the 2004 inquest that they were waiting for phone records but no records were ordered ILL GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: "And I should tell the viewers that after you called me with this — and frankly, I missed it, and I thought it was extraordinary - - good work, Mark — but we went back and looked at the transcript from the coroner's jury, the one from May 1. And just so that the viewers know, is that the Illinois State Police, Herbert Hardy, was testifying, and he says, in part, "The only thing we're waiting for now is some phone records, to find out if certain phone calls were made when they said they were made." - "There's another part where even a coroner's juror member said to the witness, to the Illinois State Police witness, "Are they verifying the phone records, correct, that the calls were made?" The witness, "Yes, those take quite a while to get. So yes, we've got phone records coming from her phone, his phone, Steve's phone and the rest of it. So yes, we still have to verify that."
December 13, 2007
2007-12-13 www.suntimes.com
December 13, 2007
[Drew Peterson is accusing his wife Stacy of having a crush on Pastor Neil Schori who she confessed to in August 2007 that Drew killed Kathleen Savio]
"Drew Peterson said he had no knowledge of his wife carrying on romantically with Schori, a subject broached by the former Bolingbrook police sergeant's lawyer, Joel Brodsky.
Pam Bosco says Brodsky is placing "blame on everyone else but Drew" ILL 12/13/2007 (www.suntimes.com) "Drew: Stacy 'sexied up' for pastor"
"Drew Peterson said Wednesday that his missing wife, Stacy, had "a big crush" on the Naperville pastor who says she confided to him incriminating statements her husband made about a previous wife's death. "Every time she went to see him, she was all dolled up, all sexied up," Drew Peterson said of Stacy Peterson's visits to pastor Neil Schori. "All I know for sure is, Stacy had a big crush on him."
"Schori said earlier this week that Stacy Peterson told him in August that Drew Peterson confessed he had killed his ex-wife Kathleen Savio. Savio's March 2004 death was first ruled an accidental bathtub drowning, but authorities reopened the investigation after Stacy Peterson disappeared Oct. 28."
"Drew Peterson said he had no knowledge of his wife carrying on romantically with Schori, a subject broached by the former Bolingbrook police sergeant's lawyer, Joel Brodsky, during a Tuesday night interview on MSNBC. "I've heard rumors there was some connection there" between Stacy Peterson and Schori, Brodsky said, adding, "I don't know if there is any validity to it."
2007-12-13 Nancy Grace Show
December 13, 2007
Carcerano says Stacy on motorcycle and bikini top to see pastor ILL STEVE CARCERANO, FRIEND OF DREW PETERSON: "If I could say something, he told me about this about two weeks ago, that he thought that she had the hots for the minister. But to take it a step further. This is a 53-year-old man, Stacy is 23. To him he might feel that she`s getting all dolled up and sexed up. But as 23-year-olds today, you look at how they dress. They might just think that they look nice. So there`s a big difference in age here, which you know, people are taking that to the extreme. But again, that might be how he portrayed her going to see him. I do know on one occasion he did tell me that she drove a motorcycle with her bikini top to see him. Now that`s not appropriate."
December 14, 2007
2007-12-14 www.suntimes.com
December 14, 2007
"Brodsky on Thursday shrugged off the threat of a lawsuit from Schori, saying he never contended Schori was involved with Stacy Peterson"

Schori to Brodsky "Cease further slanderous comments" ILL 12/14/2007 (www.suntimes.com) "Drew's son called to testify again"
"The grand jury appearance came as Stacy Peterson's former minister denied an earlier suggestion that he had a personal relationship with her. The Rev. Neil Schori said in a recent interview that Stacy Peterson had told him Drew Peterson had admitted killing Savio. That statement prompted Drew Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky, to say in a TV interview that "I've heard rumors there was some connection there" between the pastor and Stacy Peterson."
"The libelous accusations made by Mr. Brodsky are completely unfounded," Schori said in a statement Thursday in which he also called for Brodsky to "cease further slanderous comments." Schori, though, declined to comment further."
"Brodsky on Thursday shrugged off the threat of a lawsuit from Schori, saying he never contended Schori was involved with Stacy Peterson. "I didn't say if there was any validity to it," Brodsky said. "A good lawyer has to check out everything and keep an open mind."
2007-12-14 Greta: On The Record
December 14, 2007
[Mark Fuhrman on Greta's 'On The Record' with more news on Kathleen Savio's death and Drew Peterson's alibi]
Greta Van Susteren
and Mark Furhman
Greta's followup on Pastor Schori was that Peterson told Stacy the "very night" he killed Kathleen ILL MARK FUHRMAN, FORMER LAPD HOMICIDE DETECTIVE: Greta I'll start at the beginning. We have to take ourselves back to February 29, 2004, that Sunday night into the early morning hours of March 1st, that was a Monday. Now Kathleen Savio was found Monday night at 11:17 p.m. almost midnight. Just prior to that we heard on Monday [12/10/2007], we heard Pastor Schori tell you that Stacy actually confided in him that Drew Peterson had actually confessed that he killed Kathleen and of course you followed up then and he said Stacy told him that very night [Sunday 02/29/2004 - Monday 03/01/2004]. Now I've got sources that later in the week we found out she woke up in the middle of the night and there were numerous times she tried to find Drew in the house and she couldn't find him. She yelled out for him, she called him on the cell phone numerous times, described in almost excessively, he never answered. Where was Drew?"
2007-12-14 Greta: On The Record
December 14, 2007
[Mark Fuhrman on Greta's 'On The Record' with more news on Kathleen Savio's death and Drew Peterson's alibi]
Mark Furhman
Stacy found him in basement dressed in black putting his clothes in washer. He also had bag of woman's cothing. ILL MARK FUHRMAN, FORMER LAPD HOMICIDE DETECTIVE: "I believe it's absolutely corroborated that Stacy told Pastor Schori that day [August 2007] that in that time when she finally found Drew in the house [03/01/2004], she heard him, he was downstairs by the washing machine, she saw him, he was standing there in all black, stripping down and putting his clothes into the washing machine. He also had a bag in his hand that he emptied that was woman's clothes and he looks at her and he starts telling her, explaining to her in several hours the police are going to be here and they are going to ask a lot of questions and I'm going to tell you what to say. It will be a perfect crime." - "We know several things about her [Kathleen], she didn't wear jewelry in the bathtub, she didn't wear it in the shower and she didn't wear it swimming because she felt she had a reaction on her skin when it was wet. She didn't have her hair down.
December 15, 2007
2007-12-15 chicagotribune.com
December 15, 2007
Pastor Neil Schori:
"The ... accusations made by Mr. Brodsky are completely unfounded. It would be wise for Mr. Brodsky to immediately retract his statement."

Neil Schori:
"I'm just praying somehow that she is alive, especially at Christmas time. This isn't just a story. This is huge. It's a missing mom, and her kids need her."
ILL 12/15/2007 (chicagotribune.com) "Cleric denies relationship"
"A minister who counseled Stacy Peterson months before her Oct. 28 disappearance dismissed allegations by her husband and his attorney that there was a "connection" between them. In a brief interview Friday, Rev. Neil Schori said the comments made by ex-Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson and his attorney, Joel Brodsky, this week were "absolutely slanderous" and that the situation is "altogether sad."
"On Monday, Schori told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren that Stacy Peterson had confided to him in August that her husband killed Savio. Brodsky appeared the next day on MSNBC with host Dan Abrams and said he'd "heard rumors that there was some connection" between Stacy Peterson and Schori. Brodsky later said his client was the one who told him that."
"This week, Schori responded with a written statement that said: "The ... accusations made by Mr. Brodsky are completely unfounded. It would be wise for Mr. Brodsky to immediately retract his statement." Schori said Friday he's not surprised there was a backlash after his interview on Fox. "It's expected, but it's hurtful still," he said, adding that he wishes the focus would be on finding Stacy Peterson. "I'm just praying somehow that she is alive, especially at Christmas time. This isn't just a story. This is huge. It's a missing mom, and her kids need her. "It's altogether sad. I just so badly want this to be about her."
December 18, 2007
December 18th, 2007 10:00 PM Eastern - IT’S SHOW TIME!! And it’s time for YOU to tune in!! by Greta Van Susteren

Comment by Justin Anderson
December 18th, 2007 at 10:39 pm

I have known Pastor Neil Schori for 13 years now. He is my best friend and his integrity is above reproach. The only reason he agreed to go “On the Record”, after much thought and prayer, was because it might give other men and women who have been abused by Drew Peterson the courage to come forward. What Stacy told him was no secret. She would have shouted it from the rooftops had she not been in fear of death from her husband. And Neil would have gone straight to the authorities had he thought it would have brought an acceptable end to her problems. The completely fabricated suggestion by Drew and his lawyer that Neil had an inappropriate relationship with Stacy is laughable to anyone who actually knows Neil.

I would also like to take a moment to address the Sun Times article that was printed in Sunday’s paper. I personally contacted each of the men interviewed and they assure me that they were taken out of context by the reporter. Following is each of their responses to my emails:

This is the first one, from Keith Ray, president of Lincoln Christian Seminary, where Neil studied:

From: “President Keith Ray”
To: “‘Justin Anderson’”
Subject: RE: Neil Schori
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 17:36:02 -0600
Organization: Lincoln Christian College & Seminary


I am sorry that I was misquoted and misunderstood in this article. The clergy confidentiality clause is a very difficult one and am sure that Neil did what he believed to be right. As for a case study in our class it was how to deal with such cases, not a blatant statement of misjudgement. I am sorry for the medias on-going ability to distort interviews and the like.

My clear conclusions were not cited in the article which were: every clergy must make the call on a per case basis and side with law and the welfare of those involved. and secondly, we neither condone or endorse the actions of our graduates. We only hope we have prepared them to deal with life’s complexities as they come in their professional duties..

As you may guess the way the phone interview was conducted this type of confusion on their part was inevitable. I apologize for any misunderstanding or misrepresentation.

Keith Ray

And here is the one from Dr. Vincent Bacote of Wheaton College:

Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 18:30:48 -0600
From: Vincent.E.Bacote@wheaton.edu
To: Justin Anderson
Subject: Re: Neil Schori

Dear Justin,

Thanks for your e-mail. I was interviewed by the Sun Times and asked a range of questions about the situation. I certainly made no attempts to smear anyone. If you want to know the entire context of what I said, I’ll be happy to talk about it. The comments in the article were made in response to a question about whether there is any situation in which a counselor might go outside of confidentiality and report a threat to someone’s life. My full response noted that in the evangelical world, there are range of ways that people might respond. Some would go to the police and some would not because they would keep the information confidential. Others might let someone know up front that if a person reveals information that is life threatening that in such cases they may go to the authorities. The CNN comment was made in reference to a question regarding why someone would go public now as opposed to making a report to the police prior to Stacy Peterson’s disappearance. As reported to me, because I did not see the interview on CNN, Neil Schori was just now divulging this information and the reporter wondered why he was doing it now.

As I said above, I had nor have any intentions to smear anyone and I doubt that anyone else in the article would also have such intentions. If you think the reporter had such intentions, I think you should tell her, but I can assure you that I would never intend to smear anybody. If you heard the entire conversation with the reporter, I think you would not accuse me of carelessly smearing someone.


Vincent Bacote, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Applied Christian Ethics
Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL 60187

I think we can all agree that Neil did the right thing by coming forward. As soon as a counseled person tells you about a crime that was committed, that trumps confidentiality. I believe it is even more important that he came out with the story on “On the Record” since his testimony, from the sound of it, won’t be making it into court. Part of Neil’s interview directly resulted in Mark Fuhrman’s recent realization that we can check calls to Drew Peterson’s phone on the night of Savio’s murder.

In case anyone is under the impression that Neil only did anything with Stacy’s story after she went missing, I beg to differ. He had me contact a family friend who is a retired interrogator for the Buffalo, NY police department for advice. Neil was advised that if he went to the authorities it would only be with hearsay and they would have to get in touch with Stacy to do anything about it. If he had done that, she would have been murdered back in August instead of October.

Let’s keep the focus of this investigation where it belongs…on finding Stacy’s body and convicting Drew Peterson of at least two murders.

Comment by Tom Schori
December 18th, 2007 at 11:56 pm

I’m the father of the often discussed pastor who spoke with Stacey Peterson last August.

Paraphrasing what he said in the Greta interview last Monday, “Doing right is always the right thing to do.” Yesterday, it appeared that he was trashed by three individuals who should have been very credible. Within a few hours of the article’s appearance, one of the “trasher” spoke with my son, Pastor Neil Schori, on the phone and apologized and said that he would ask the Sun Times for a retraction since they completely had taken what the “trasher” had said out of context.

Of course, Drew Peterson’s “attorney” went on network television using the “trasher’s” comments to criticize the interity of my son. Interestingly enough, before my son had become aware of the Sun Times article, he candidly discussed his Greta interview with his congregation. If you want to see Neil’s character, I challenge you to go to and click on “worship” and then on “current series” and listen to the preamble and the sermon that he delivered yesterday.

Immediately, when he learned that Stacey Peterson had been reported missing, he contacted the Illinois State Police and told them all he knew. Weeks went by and much to his dismay, someone leaked that a pastor had told something critical by Stacey Peterson. Neil was then literally hounded by the media. His mother and I were even contacted by the media. After two weeks consulting with his church’s truly dedicated elders and much prayer, Neil made the decision to appear on one media, Fox News, and one media alone even though he knew that doing so would be him and his family at risk. When he made his decision to be interviewed by Greta, he told me that he would rather die for having done what was right than live as a result of having not done what was right.

Tom Schori, Ph.D.
Normal IL

Comment by Tom Schori
December 19th, 2007 at 12:15 am

To the best of my knowledge, the vast majority of Neil’s counseling sessions have taken place in full view (not in a private office) right there in Bolingbrook–either at Starbucks or Caribou.
His friend church, Marco, was even there at the coffee shop observing on that fatefull day last August for the simple reason that he would be alone with a young woman.

Neil has amazing wisdom.

Tom Schori, Ph.D.
Normal IL

January 31, 2008
2008-01-31 chicagotribune.com
February 1, 2008

"[Anna Maria] Doman and her brother [Henry Doman] seek to have themselves named to replace the executor of the estate, James B. Carroll. In the petition, Doman and her brother allege that Carroll, Drew Peterson's uncle, breached his duty to protect the interests of the estate by turning control of Savio's assets to her ex-husband."
"John Q. Kelly, a New York attorney retained by the family"
Petition filed by Joliet attorney Lawrence Varsek
A hearing was scheduled for 02/13/2008
ILL 02/1/2008 (http://www.chicagotribune.com)
"Drew Peterson may be sued by siblings of ex-wife who was found dead in bathtub"

"Two of Kathleen Savio's siblings filed a petition in Will County civil court Thursday seeking to reopen the estate of their sister in preparation for a lawsuit against her former husband, Drew Peterson. Savio's brother Henry and her sister Anna Marie Doman are "prepared to initiate a wrongful death cause of action against Drew Peterson on behalf of the estate of Kathleen Savio," the petition states."
"The Savio siblings' petition cited Glasgow's allegation as one of the reasons behind their request to reopen the estate. It also mentioned the findings of Dr. Michael Baden, a noted pathologist, who conducted a private autopsy on the remains in November and concluded Savio's death was a homicide. And the petition noted statements made by Neil Shori, Stacy Peterson's pastor, who in December told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren that Stacy said she feared for her life and that her husband had killed Savio."
"The petition, filed by Joliet attorney Lawrence Varsek, asks the court to grant permission to Kelly to represent the family since he [John Q. Kelly] is not certified to practice law in Illinois."
"The brother and sister also asked that their father, Henry Savio, not be named executor. "He is unfit to serve due to hostility in that he has had no relationship with any of the children while they were growing up, including the decedent ... and first met his grandchildren at the funeral of Kathleen, and has no relationship with them," the petition stated."
March 27, 2008
2008-03-27 suburbanchicagonews
March 28, 2008
[Pastor Neil Schori]
Pastor Neil Schori
Finally, Pastor Schori testifies before the Grand Jury! ILL 03/28/2008 "Peterson Friends called to Grand Jury but didn't testify"
"A minister -- who previously said Stacy Peterson confided in him about her husband killing his third wife -- appeared before a grand jury Thursday. Neil Schori was a minister at Westbrook Christian Church in Bolingbrook, when Stacy supposedly told him about her husband, Drew Peterson, coming clean about killing Kathleen Savio. In December, Schori said Stacy made her shocking revelation during a meeting between the two of them in a Bolingbrook coffee shop. Schori said Stacy blurted out the shocking accusation in August. She was last seen alive about two months later." - "Schori declined to comment on what he discussed in front of the grand jury as he departed Thursday afternoon. Schori no longer works at the Bolingbrook church. After the meeting with Stacy, he moved on to head up Naperville Christian Church."

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