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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 - Carol Brown Files|
Drew Peterson's First Wife (Formerly Carol Hamilton)
(Married 6 Years) 1974-1980
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|November 17, 2007|
November 17, 2007
"They [Carol and Dave Brown] never met his third wife, [Kathleen] Savio, but met Stacy Peterson a few times. She is more than five years younger than Peterson’s sons with Carol Brown."
|"Dave Brown has Drew Peterson, in part, to thank for a fantastic 26-year marriage."
"Carol Brown divorced Peterson, because he cheated on her"
"He [Drew] always wanted to be a cop,” Dave Brown said."
|ILL||11/17/2007 (www.suntimes.com) "The story of Drew's first wife"|
"I’m so glad Drew let her go,” Brown said of his wife, Carol, who was married to Peterson from 1974 to 1980. “She’s the most leveled-headed and good-looking person on the planet.” - Carol Brown’s husband does not allege Peterson abused Carol Brown during their marriage. “Drew did not physically abuse her,” Dave Brown said Friday. Carol Brown divorced Peterson, though, because he cheated on her — with a woman who wasn’t Vicki Connolly, Dave Brown said."
"State Police interviewed Carol and Dave Brown on Thursday night [11/15/2007], asking them if they thought Peterson was capable of harming somebody. The Browns were told not to discuss the interview. Carol Brown declined to be interviewed. She is worried about the effect it would have on her children with Peterson — Eric and Steve — as well as on her relationship with business clients."
"A year after Carol and Drew Peterson divorced, she married Brown. The two raised Eric and Steve Peterson and had a child of their own, Lauren, now 23. " - "The last time Dave Brown saw Peterson was at his son Steve Peterson’s wedding in August. Since the disappearance of Stacy, the Browns have been flooded with calls from the media and old friends." - "Dave Brown said Eric Peterson hates the attention with “people banging on his door.” Steve Peterson has been on vacation out of the country."
"When the boys moved out of the house, the Browns saw Peterson less. They never met his third wife, Savio, but met Stacy Peterson a few times. She is more than five years younger than Peterson’s sons with Carol Brown."
November 17, 2007
Drew Peterson and Carol Hamilton Wedding 1974 (Screen Capture from ABC Good Morning America)
|"A year after Carol and Drew Peterson divorced, she married Brown. The two raised Eric and Steve Peterson and had a child of their own, Lauren, now 23."||ILL||11/17/2007 (www.suntimes.com) "The story of Drew's first wife"|
"[Drew] Peterson, Carol [Hamilton] Brown and Dave Brown are all graduates of Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, where Peterson ran cross country. Peterson and Dave Brown graduated in the 750-member class of 1972. Carol Brown is three years their junior. Dave Brown, 53, a remodeling contractor, has known Peterson since junior high, when both were in accelerated classes together. They weren’t close but did play tennis together after high school. The two both noticed a young Carol when she was a freshman at Willowbrook and they were seniors. “She was the prettiest girl in the freshman class,” Dave Brown said. “She’d look at you, and you’d think ‘wow.’ ”
"[Drew] Peterson joined the Army after high school and married Carol when he was 20 years old. They lived for a while in Virginia, where he was stationed to get military police training. “He always wanted to be a cop,” Dave Brown said."
"The Petersons moved back to Illinois in the mid-1970s. Dave Brown, at the time, was attending the University of Illinois and driving back to Villa Park on weekends to work as a bouncer at a bar called 10,000 Horses (now known as DiMito Time). “The place was packed,” Dave Brown said. “It was the best singles bar around.” Peterson would stop by, sporting long hair as part of his look as an undercover cop. “He would come in and just hang out to see friends,” Dave Brown said."
|November 18, 2007|
November 18, 2007
|"A charming teenager and doting young husband who also could be controlling and, eventually, unfaithful"||ILL||11/18/2007 (chicagotribune.com) "Peterson's 1st wife describes doting husband"|
"Carol Brown was five months pregnant with Drew Peterson's first child when she had a miscarriage. She had been bed-ridden in the weeks before, and Peterson was by her side, bringing her food and "always being very supportive of me," she said. It would have been the couple's first child, and Peterson was devastated, she said. Speaking publicly for the first time since the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, Peterson's fourth wife, Brown, 50, described her ex-husband's support during the traumatic pregnancy and painted a more nuanced portrait than the increasingly controlling and suspicious husband described by his second wife and relatives of other wives."
"Brown said Drew Peterson never threatened her or abused her during their six-year marriage between 1974 and 1980. She acknowledged, however, that he was a study in contrasts, a charming teenager and doting young husband who also could be controlling and, eventually, unfaithful. Meanwhile, she has watched media reports on the Peterson case in disbelief, never considering that the lanky teenager she met her freshman year of high school could be capable of murder."
November 18, 2007
"Peterson rarely attended his sons' sporting events, but Brown and her husband would be joined by Peterson's second wife, Vicki Connolly."
|"The couple went on dates, with Peterson bringing her flowers, taking her to movies and his senior prom."
"Then, when she was pregnant with their second child, she discovered that Peterson had been cheating on her."
|ILL||11/18/2007 (chicagotribune.com) "Peterson's 1st wife describes doting husband"|
"He [Drew Peterson] was very outgoing, always told a lot of jokes," she said. "He was very confident." The couple went on dates, with Peterson bringing her flowers, taking her to movies and his senior prom. Three years later, in 1974, they married. After Peterson briefly attended the College of DuPage, the couple moved to Falls Church, Va., where he trained as a military police officer. "That was always his ambition to be a police officer," she said."
"They later moved to Bolingbrook, where they went out to dinner with other police couples. She rarely went out on her own, she said. "He didn't really like me going out at night with friends," Brown said. "But he wouldn't hold me hostage and say, 'No you can't go out.'" Peterson, by contrast, was out almost every night as an undercover police officer, she said. Then, when she was pregnant with their second child, she discovered that Peterson had been cheating on her."
"In 1980, Peterson filed for divorce and appointed an attorney. Brown, who was not working at the time, could not afford a lawyer, so Peterson's attorney oversaw the divorce proceedings. "That would be the controlling-type thing that he would do," she said. "He'd want things his way, and I'd want things my way and I think that's normal in any divorce relationship." As for Peterson hiring an attorney to mediate the divorce, Brown said, "What kind of ethics did that lawyer have that he would represent both of us?" Still, Brown was given full custody of their two children, and in 1981, she married David Brown, who was in Peterson's class at Willowbrook High School. Though she received only $250 per month in child support, "if the kids ever needed anything extra, whether it was sports equipment or extra fees in school, I would ask him and he would pay it," she said. "There was no argument ever."
November 18, 2007
|"I expected all of my wives to be like my mom, meticulous housekeepers, and they weren't."||ILL||12/03/2007 (www.people.com) People Magazine, 'DID HE KILL TWO WIVES?"|
"Under Suspicion" (Page 100)
"From Peterson's own words to PEOPLE, and the record of his four toubled marriages, a portrait of the ex-police sergeant emerges - confident and charismatic but also controlling and sometimes abusive, drawn to vulnerable woman and eager to buy them things to make them feel secure, but just as quick to intimidate them to get his own way. The eldest of three children, his father was a strict ex-Marine, and his mother a diligent housewife. "My dad would get up to go the bathroom in the morning, and my mom would have the bed made," says Peterson. "I expected all of my wives to be like my mom, meticulous housekeepers, and they weren't." Peterson was 20 when he married his high school sweetheard Carol Brown, then 17; when she had a miscarriage, Peterson was "very supportive," Brown, 50, told the Chicago Tribune. But after six years and two sons together, she discovered he cheated on her, and they divorced in 1980. "I take full responsibility for that," Peterson says. "Carol was a good woman and I was unfaithful."
|November 19, 2007|
November 19, 2007
Carol Brown (1st Wife)
|"She would be surprised if he was involved in the suspicious death of his third wife or his fourth wife's disappearance"||ILL||"Drew Peterson's first wife said that her ex-husband could be a bit overbearing during their marriage, but that she would be surprised if he was involved in the suspicious death of his third wife or his fourth wife's disappearance. Carol Brown, Peterson's first wife, told "Good Morning America" that "never in a million years" would she imagine a scenario like the one that's playing out in suburban Chicago. "It's heartbreaking to think about the children," Brown said, referring to Peterson's teenage children with Kathleen Savio — who died in 2004 — and the two young children he has with Stacy Peterson, who has been missing since late October. Brown, who was married to Peterson in the 1970s and has two grown sons with him, said that the two of them grew apart and that she discovered he was having an affair with another woman before the couple ultimately divorced."|
|November 20, 2007|
November 20, 2007
"I wish he would have stayed married to her [Carol] forever."
|"I did discover that he was having an affair. I guess that was the beginning when we started being separated," said Brown."
"[Betty] Morphey said she didn't know anything about allegations of adultery that Peterson's former wives have leveled against him."
|ILL||11/20/2007 (www.suntimes.com) "'He would never hurt anyone'"|
"Drew Peterson's mom, Betty Morphey, had strong words Monday for Stacy Peterson, who she believes left Peterson and their two children and ran off with another man, as her son contends. "I would tell her I'm ashamed of her for putting the family through this," Morphey said. "She knows where she is."
"On Monday morning, Morphey watched her son's ex-wife Carol Brown on ''Good Morning America'' instead of Peterson and his attorney on the "Today" show." - "Morphey said Monday that Brown was a "lovely girl" who spoke the truth about her husband on morning television. "They got married so young," Morphey said. Drew Peterson and Carol Brown married when she was still in high school and he was a recent graduate. "That's why that didn't last. I wish he would have stayed married to her forever." Morphey said she didn't know anything about allegations of adultery that Peterson's former wives have leveled against him."
"Had Morphey watched "Today," she would have seen her son say he was "worried" about his missing wife, Stacy, but again maintain she ran away with another man."
"Meanwhile, Carol Brown, Peterson's first wife, appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America." She said Peterson was attentive during their marriage and a good father to their two sons. "This is very unbelievable," she said. "In the beginning we had a normal relationship. We did things together," said Brown. He didn't like her to go out in the evenings with girlfriends, but Brown did not indicate she thought that was unreasonable. "I did discover that he was having an affair. I guess that was the beginning when we started being separated," said Brown. Asked if her ex-husband was capable of murder, she replied: "The Drew that I knew, [I] would never expect that."
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