A Newport Coast man allegedly killed his wife after a dispute over a possible Orange County divorce and financial issues, the Orange County district attorney’s office said Monday.
Peter Gregory Chadwick, 48, is facing one felony charge of murder for financial gain and is expected to be arraigned later Monday.
Chadwick was taken into custody last Thursday in San Diego County at the Mexican border, and detectives are now retracing his movements after he reportedly left his upscale home in the Newport Beach enclave the previous day. His wife, Quee “Q.C.” Chadwick, 46, vanished around the same time, authorities said.
A fight between the couple reportedly took place early last Wednesday, and a neighbor noticed something seemed wrong when no one picked up the couple’s children from school that afternoon, prosecutors said.
Quee Chadwick’s body has not been found, though Newport Beach detectives said they scoured areas Peter Chadwick traveled between Wednesday and Thursday morning, police said.
Newport Beach police asked for the public’s help Monday, releasing a photo of a similar vehicle matching Chadwick’s 2003 champagne-colored Lexus SUV.
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