LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California millionaire charged with his wife’s killing has been captured after four years on the run, authorities said Monday.
U.S. Marshals spokesperson Lynzey Donahue said Peter Chadwick had been arrested but declined to provide additional details. The Orange County District Attorney’s office scheduled a news conference for Tuesday to discuss the case.
Chadwick, a Newport Beach real estate investor, was charged with strangling his wife in 2012 and released on $1 million bail. He skipped a court appearance in 2015 and the U.S. Marshals Service added him last year to its list of 15 most wanted fugitives.
The Orange County Register reported that he was captured on Sunday.
Authorities say Chadwick called 911 a day after his wife Quee Choo Chadwick disappeared from their home and said she was killed by a handyman who kidnapped him and brought along the body. He quickly became the suspect, however, and her body was found a week later in a trash bin in suburban San Diego.