It would seem Drew Peterson is working on a love connection, even from jail, according to a new report. The accused murderer reportedly has been sending some racy messages to a woman he's known for several years.
Diana Grandel, 40, told the National Enquirer she met Peterson when she was 14 years old, when Peterson was a young cop and he reportedly rescued her and her family from an abusive father.
Grandel said she reached out to Peterson in a letter to show her support following his arrest for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. She said it didn't take long before the friendship turned strange.
She started getting mail, at least a dozen letters from Peterson, that was pretty bizarre, Grandel said. He reportedly wanted photos of her in a bikini, her clothing measurements and was graphic in describing what he wanted to do with her in bed.
"I just think of your smile and holding you in the dark feeling your body against mine...I want to spend a lot of time with my lips on yours," he reportedly wrote in one letter.
"I have a closet full of new or like-new clothes Stacy left behind when she abandoned us, everything from formal dresses to sweats to bikinis," Peterson wrote in another, according to the publication. Of course the Stacy he wrote about is Stacy Peterson, Drew's fourth wife.
Stacy Peterson disappeared nearly two and a half years ago and hasn't been seen since.
Grandel said the last letter about Stacy's clothing was more than she could handle. She told the Enquirer that was when she realized Drew Peterson was likely guilty of murdering his ex-wife.
Drew Peterson has not been charged in Stacy’s disappearance.
Peterson's attorneys said Grandel instigated the sexual responses from him. Attorney Joel Brodsky sent FOX Chicago News a copy of the letters Grandel sent to Peterson, and in one she sent him a picture of herself after just getting out of the pool, explaining her hair was wet.
She signs off "love you, forever and always!"
Peterson's attorneys point out that Grandel sent up to nine letters to Peterson, and while they started out supportive, they quickly turned suggestive.
Greenberg pointed out that Peterson is a man who has been in jail for two years now, and it makes sense he's intrigued by a woman writing him.
Greenberg also said he can't be sure the woman got paid, but he suspects she might have.
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