Drew Peterson's Girlfriend Packs Up And Leaves

06/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) -- The woman with whom former Bolingbrook Police Sgt. Drew Peterson has been involved in an on-again, off-again relationship is taking some of her things from his suburban Chicago house.

On Friday, a day after Peterson was charged with first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, Christina Raines loaded some belongings into a vehicle and left.

Raines has been linked romantically to Peterson for several weeks. In February, she told the media she hoped to marry him.

Peterson has for more than a year been characterized as a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy. Until Thursday, authorities had declined to identify him as a suspect in the death of Savio, whose body was found in her bathtub.