The Story of Christie Cales

The Story of Christie Cales

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“Ignore the BS and trolls!”

Since: Sep 07

Dallas, TX

#1 Nov 26, 2007
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews...

Missing mom mirrors recent disappearance
STACY PETERSON
November 26, 2007
By Kara Spak sun-times news group
If Stacy Peterson left her family for another man, as her husband, Drew Peterson, claims, is this a case of history repeating itself?
Nine years ago, Stacy's mother, Christie Cales, disappeared, abandoning her family after the accidental deaths of two of her children in less than four years.
Both women suffered from depression. Both women married young, Stacy at 19 with an infant son and Christie at 21 and pregnant.
Both complained of troubled marriages.
But Stacy Peterson's family says that despite any similarities, there's one crucial difference between her and her mother: Stacy Peterson loved being a mother and would never have left her kids -- voluntarily.
Her family fears she's dead. Police have called her husband, a former Bolingbrook cop, a suspect.
Stacy Peterson knew firsthand the turmoil of a fractured family and the pain that comes when a mother leaves the family, according to details revealed in court records.
The records show Christie Cales was a deeply troubled woman who spent time in a psychiatric hospital, admitted to drinking a case of beer a day and drew convictions for many criminal charges, including contributing to the neglect of a child for letting son Yelton, when he was 7 years old, outside in bad weather when not properly dressed.
In 1990, Christie Cales initially challenged papers filed by Anthony Cales to divorce her and take custody of their living children -- Yelton, 10; Stacy, 6; Cassandra, 5, and Tina, Christie Cales' 14-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. After Christie repeatedly failed to show up for divorce hearings in court, his request for divorce was granted.
Not showing up for court was typical behavior, according to DuPage County warrants issued for her on charges including criminal damage to property, battery and drunken driving.
Christie and Anthony Cales married on May 26, 1979, two months before Yelton was born. Four years later, Christie Cales took out an order of protection against Anthony, saying he threatened her with a .357 caliber pistol. He was charged with aggravated assault, but the charges were dropped after she refused to testify against him.
Five months later, the couple purchased a ranch home in Downers Grove. In December 1983, the home burned down, and their daughter Jessica, 2, died in her bed of burns and smoke inhalation.
Mom arrested, hospitalized
The death of this child, family members said, marked when Christie Cales' life started to unravel. Eight months pregnant with Stacy, she escaped from the fire through a window, barefoot and in her pajamas, unable to save her child. Anthony Cales was not home at the time.
Six weeks later, Stacy was born. Her sister Cassandra followed the next year. The Cales' youngest child, Lacy, died Oct. 17, 1987, from sudden infant death syndrome. Family members said Cales came undone after Lacy's death. In 1987, she started drinking heavily -- up to a case of beer a day, according to court records.

“Ignore the BS and trolls!”

Since: Sep 07

Dallas, TX

#2 Nov 26, 2007
In November 1989, she pleaded guilty to shoplifting a bottle of vodka and three packs of cigarettes from an Osco in Woodridge. The day after Christmas 1989, she was arrested for stealing two cases of Old Style, a bottle of Bailey's and more cigarettes from a Cub Foods in Downers Grove.
In 1990, after a drunken driving arrest, she was hospitalized for alcoholism and depression. During her hospitalization, Anthony Cales filed for divorce and an order of protection, claiming she torched his clothes, broke the car windshield and neglected the children.
Months later, she responded by saying she was being treated for depression with Prozac and that her heavy drinking started after Lacy's death. She claimed after Jessica died that Anthony Cales, who also had a problem with alcohol, yelled at her, "You bitch, you burned my baby."
After the divorce, the Cales family, minus Christie Cales, moved to Florida, then to Louisiana, before returning to the west suburbs, where Stacy and Cassandra graduated from high school.
Christie Cales moved to the south suburbs to live with family members. She would see her children periodically. In 1998, her family saw her for the last time, when 40-year-old Cales disappeared after telling her family she was on her way to a Blue Island church. Her family filed a missing person report, just like they did for Stacy. Christie's report never produced any solid leads.
Her family fears she, too, is dead.
davidio37

Santa Monica, CA

#3 Jan 19, 2010
According to Occum's Razor, the simplest explanation is usually the best. A mother and a daughter both disappear without a trace and are presumed dead. The question is how that can happen. The best answer is that they were both killed by the same man. He killed the mother and watched the daughter grow up and then started approaching her and married her. Then, he killed her.
lizewil

Frankfort, KY

#4 May 18, 2010
I knew Christie Cales in the mid 90s. Worked with her at Shoneys in Frankfort, KY. Her son stayed with me in 95 for a week while Christie was in jail.
renee albert

United States

#5 Jan 20, 2012
Jessie died in the fire she could have been saved if her mother and boyfriend had tried to save her. Lacy died from being suffocated between two mattress that were pushed together on the floor for the kids to sleep on little Tina was watching her when she died. Both died baby where born with both male and female genital it was known to everyone she didn't want these babies. She only wanted to be with her boyfriend and do drugs.
Just Wondering

Carrollton, GA

#6 Feb 15, 2012
Did Christie's husband have life insurance on any of these dead and/or missing people?
eddiethekid

Chicago, IL

#7 Jul 15, 2013
Like mother, like daughter. No wonder they didn't charge Drew with Staci's murder. All any lawyer had to do was bring up the disappearance of Staci's mother, and the case would have been thrown out of court. Free Drew! An innocent man remains in jail!
Mads91

United States

#8 Feb 10, 2015
eddiethekid wrote:
Like mother, like daughter. No wonder they didn't charge Drew with Staci's murder. All any lawyer had to do was bring up the disappearance of Staci's mother, and the case would have been thrown out of court. Free Drew! An innocent man remains in jail!
.....yea his killed his other wife, he "probably" didnt kill another! i think a very very guilty man remains in jail, news today saying he put a hit out on the prosecuter.... he sounds totally "innocent" .. not even.
TheSocialRaptor

United States

#9 Sep 17, 2016
eddiethekid wrote:
Like mother, like daughter. No wonder they didn't charge Drew with Staci's murder. All any lawyer had to do was bring up the disappearance of Staci's mother, and the case would have been thrown out of court. Free Drew! An innocent man remains in jail!
What a moronic comment. The piece of trash is rotting where he deserves to be.
TheSocialRaptor

United States

#10 Sep 17, 2016
renee albert wrote:
Jessie died in the fire she could have been saved if her mother and boyfriend had tried to save her. Lacy died from being suffocated between two mattress that were pushed together on the floor for the kids to sleep on little Tina was watching her when she died. Both died baby where born with both male and female genital it was known to everyone she didn't want these babies. She only wanted to be with her boyfriend and do drugs.
This comment is so over the top and ludicrous and flat out ignorant its beyond anything.
While I do find any case of "SIDS" to be questionable, the rest of the garbage that was spewed out in your comment is flat out slanderous.
Self explanatory

Elmhurst, IL

#11 Sep 18, 2016
Doesn't just being a Cales explain enough? Turds make turds and turds are turds.
TheSocialRaptor

United States

#12 Sep 20, 2016
Self explanatory wrote:
Doesn't just being a Cales explain enough? Turds make turds and turds are turds.
Your mother obviously took a massive bowel movement.
TheSocialRaptor

United States

#13 Sep 20, 2016
Looks like there are some brain dead beat cops that are still supporting the good old boy system commenting on here.
A piece of human trash finally got his ass locked up for the filthy rotten murderous deeds he perpetrated throughout his life. Anyone who supports that asswipe deserves to be locked up with him.
Laatz

Aurora, IL

#14 Sep 20, 2016
davidio37 wrote:
According to Occum's Razor, the simplest explanation is usually the best. A mother and a daughter both disappear without a trace and are presumed dead. The question is how that can happen. The best answer is that they were both killed by the same man. He killed the mother and watched the daughter grow up and then started approaching her and married her. Then, he killed her.
There's no connection between Drew Peterson and Christies Cales. Could the same man be Anthony Cales?

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