Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Chicago Area Newspaper Reports on "Erased"

On a recent trip to Chicago, I was interviewed by a reporter for one of the Sun Times newspapers--the paper based in Joliet which serves the neighborhoods from which both Lisa Stebic and Stacy Peterson went missing.

Author: Peterson, Stebic may fit 'eraser' profiles

In her research of murders and mysterious disappearances of women, journalist Marilee Strong discovered a pattern.

Men were killing their partners, not for money or jealousy, but because the women were no longer convenient. Their relationships had no history of violence, but the women either vanished without a trace or were victims of staged suicides or accidents.

The men left behind are expert liars, she said. Manipulators who are hungry for attention.

Strong calls them "eraser" killings...Fresh from covering the trial of Scott Peterson, the California man convicted of killing his pregnant wife, Laci, in 2004, Strong took note of Peterson's demeanor. Confident and narcissistic, Peterson fit the "eraser" profile.

for the whole article.