So Cal man suspected in wife's death missing after posting bail

Jan 28, 2015 8:13 PM by Debbie Cobb

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 48-year-old Orange County man suspected of killing his wife and dumping her body has vanished.

A district attorney's statement says Peter G. Chadwick has either fled or taken his own life.

At a pretrial hearing in the case on Wednesday, attorneys told a Superior Court judge that the suspect has disappeared. The judge immediately issued a warrant for the arrest of Chadwick, who was free on bail. A bail forfeiture hearing is scheduled for Feb. 11.

Chadwick was arrested on Oct. 11, 2012, near the U.S.-Mexico border.

His wife Quee's body was found in a trash bin near Lakeside in San Diego County.

Murphy says investigators found blood and signs of a struggle in the Chadwicks' Newport Beach home.

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