Ex-Cop Drew Peterson Speaks Out to Reporters About Wife's Disappearance

A confident Drew Peterson, who is a suspect in his fourth wife's disappearance, went toe-to-toe with a small army of reporters at his house Monday and called on his missing wife to come forward and "clear all this up."

Peterson said he was worried about his wife, saying "your wife leaves you and I have kids at home, you're very much worried about her."

"I'd like to have her publicly show herself so we can clear all this up," Peterson said.

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Peterson, 53, who recently resigned as a Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant, stood in the driveway of his home and criticized the media for their coverage, telling reporters he was glad he didn't have enough turkey to keep them around for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Stacy Peterson, 23, was reported missing by her family Oct. 29 after she failed to show up at a friend's house. Drew Peterson denies any involvement in her disappearance, saying his wife told him she was leaving him for another man. Drew and Stacy have two children together, ages 2 and 4.

After criticizing reporters, Peterson then participated in a photo shoot with "People" magazine in his backyard.

A photographer, who attempted to block reporters from viewing the photo shoot with four black silk sheets, confirmed to FOX News about photographing Peterson on his deck.

Peterson's new lawyer said Monday he didn't expect Peterson to be charged in the disappearance of his 23-year-old wife.

"We do not expect to be charged in these cases," said lawyer Joel Brodsky on NBC's "Today" show. "This is out of control. It's a rush to judgment fueled by people — by entertainment — and people seem to want to be entertained by what's going on."

Meanwhile, investigators exhumed the body of Peterson's third ex-wife last week from a suburban Chicago cemetery. Kathleen Savio was found dead in a waterless bathtub in 2004. A coroner's report ruled her death an accident but an independent medical examiner who conducted a second autopsy last week told FOX News it was a homicide.

Michael Baden, a former New York City chief medical examiner, said Savio died after a struggle and her body was put in the bathtub.

"The results of Dr. Baden's autopsy on Ms. Savio do not surprise us, not because we believe they are accurate, but only because Dr. Baden had indicated over a week before he had performed the autopsy that he believed Kathleen's death was not an accident," lawyer Joel Brodsky said in a statement Sunday.

Baden is a regular contributor to "On The Record with Greta Van Susteren," FOX News spokeswoman Diana Rocco said. FOX News paid for his trip to Chicago in order for Baden to appear as a guest on the show that evening, she said.

Reporters asked Peterson about comments made by his second wife in the Chicago Tribune alleging he was abusive and told her that he could make her death look like an accident.

"I've never said nothing like that," Peterson said, adding that she was making it up for revenge.

Peterson's first wife, Carol Brown, told the Chicago Tribune for a story published Saturday night that he never threatened or abused her during their six-year marriage. But she said he could be controlling, and while she was pregnant she found out he had been cheating on her.

"I thought he always had respect for me, but I guess when you stray in a relationship, you don't have respect for the person that you were doing that to," she said.

FOX News' Steve Brown and The Associated Press contributed to this report.