Drew Peterson's girlfriend has moved in with him, friends and family members say
Christina Raines' father has filed reports with Bolingbrook police to request well-being checks
By Erika Slife |Tribune reporter January 13, 2009
Drew Peterson's latest love interest has moved in with him, according to distraught friends and family members of the 23-year-old mother of two. "It's unbelievable," said Joe Raines, the uncle of Peterson's alleged fiance, Christina Raines. "I don't get it, but what are you going do? She's an adult."
Peterson is the 55-year-old former Bolingbrook police sergeant who is the sole suspect in the disappearance of his current wife, Stacy. Authorities are also re-examining the mysterious death of Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio, who was found dead in an empty bathtub in her home in 2004.
Peterson has denied involvement in both cases.
The cases have captured the media spotlight, and Peterson's appetite for women—especially younger ones—has snared headlines and been the subject of blogs and radio talk shows. He once entertained the idea of participating in a "Win a Date with Drew" contest, and one of his former girlfriends, a 22-year-old tanning salon employee, was called to testify before the grand jury that is investigating his wives' cases.
Peterson declined to comment Monday on his new living arrangement but did joke that Raines "won the lottery . . . a Drew lottery."
"She got to be with me," he said. The notion has Raines' family members worried. Her father, Ernie Raines, filed several reports with the Bolingbrook Police Department over the weekend requesting well-being checks on his daughter, and to also document that his daughter had moved in with Peterson, Lt. Ken Teppel said.
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