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Wait—We Bought Whose House?

The couple who bought the house where Drew Peterson's third wife was slain was in for a rude awakening a few years later.

Wait—We Bought Whose House? Wait—We Bought Whose House?

When Marleni and Rodolfo Hernandez bought Drew Peterson's house on Pheasant Chase Drive in May 2004, he told them he was just selling because his kids liked swimming in the pool at his house down the road, according to a story in the Sun-Times.

What Peterson neglected to mention, the story says, is that his third wife, Kathleen Savio, was found drowned in the old house's dry bathtub just a month or so before.

“I felt like, ‘Whoa.’ I was not in shock, but I didn’t know somebody was killed here,” Marleni said in the story. “We were surprised.”

Peterson is set to go on trial in eight days for allegedly murdering Savio. He is also suspected of having a hand in the mysterious disappearance of his next wife, Stacy Peterson. Stacy remains missing and Drew Peterson has yet to be charged with harming her.

Drew Peterson's son Stephen Peterson now lives in the Pheasant Chase Court home Drew and Stacy shared before she vanished. Stephen Peterson presumably is well aware of that house's history.

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