Peterson offers woman Stacy's clothes in love letter

April 7, 2011 (CHICAGO)

A suburban woman confirms Peterson sent her a series of suggestive letters while locked up in the Will County Jail, letters the woman has since sold to the National Enquirer.

"I just think of your smile and holding you in the dark feel-ing your body against mine... I want to spend a lot of time with my lips on yours," Peterson is said to have written in one letter published in the Enquirer.

Diana Grandel tells ABC 7 that she and the former Bolingbrook police sergeant met when she was a teenager living in that southwest suburb and Peterson responded to a series of domestic disturbance calls at her home involving her father. Grandel said she wrote Peterson a letter shortly after he was charged in the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, and labeled a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. "When all this happened I remembered how he had helped me and I wrote to him to say I was on his side," Grandel said.

Grandel said the letters quickly turned sexual and she broke off contact with Peterson in August of 2010 after she says Peterson offered to give her Stacy's clothes. Grandel said that's when she started to believe Peterson played a role in the death and disappearance.

Peterson's attorney Joel Brodsky confirmed his client communicated with Grandel from jail. He says she originally reached out to Peterson because he saved her from an abusive father.

Brodsky claims Grandel sent a photo of herself in a bikini to the 57-year-old murder suspect. Brodsky released a copy of a letter he says the 40-year-old Grandel wrote to Peterson in which she signs-off "Love you! Forever and always. Stay strong!"

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