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Drew Peterson in federal custody

Drew Peterson
Drew Peterson

CREST HILL – Former Bolingbrook police officer and convicted murderer Drew Peterson was transferred recently to federal custody.

Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Nicole Wilson confirmed Tuesday that Peterson is no longer in the department's custody. Peterson had been serving a 38-year sentence for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, as well as another 40 years for a murder-for-hire plot against Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow.

Until recently, Peterson was being held at the Menard Correctional Center.

Peterson still is considered a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. Will County State's Attorney's Office spokesman Charles Pelkie said Tuesday any decision to transfer Peterson has "no relation" to any charges that could result from that open investigation.

U.S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Illinois spokesman Joe Fitzpatrick said the office was unaware of any federal charges against Peterson. A call seeking comment from the Federal Bureau of Prisons was not immediately returned.

Attorney Steven Greenberg, who has represented Peterson on several matters, could not be immediately reached for comment Tuesday afternoon.

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