America's most wanted fugitive list: U.S. millionaire murder suspect may be in Metro Vancouver area

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      A U.S. millionaire murder suspect, who is on the U.S. 15 most wanted fugitive list, may be in Vancouver.

      On October 10, 2012, Peter Chadwick and his wife Q.C. disappeared from their Newport Beach, California, home.

      The following day, Peter Chadwick called 911 from San Diego and told authorities that his wife of 21 years had been killed by a handyman who had kidnapped her.

      However, detectives found scratches and bruises on him and dried blood on his hands.

      After Peter became the primary suspect, he was arrested on October 11, 2012, for the murder of his wife. Q.C.'s body was discovered in San Diego.

      He was released on a $1.5 million bond, and was ordered to surrender his passport in December 2012 and stay with his father in Santa Barbara, California.

      However, he failed to appear in court on January 5, 2015, and U.S. Marshals found he had emptied his bank accounts worth millions. They also found books he allegedly read about changing identities and living off the grid.

      Peter Chadwick

      The Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD), together with the U.S. Marshal Service, the City of Newport Beach, and private donors, are offering a reward of up to $100,000 for the capture of Chadwick.

      The NBPD began releasing a six-episode podcast about Chadwick entitled Countdown to Capture, starting on September 19. A website has also been launched to accompany the podcast with information about the case.

      Peter Chadwick

      He is described as a 54-year-old white male who is 1.7 metres (five-feet, seven-inches) tall and weighs 73 kilograms (160 pounds) with brown hair and blue eyes. He was born on February 18, 1964.

      Due to his international ties and financial resources, U.S. authorities believe he could have fled the country.

      According to the Vancouver Police Department, NBPD investigators believe that Chadwick has ties to this region and may be based in or around Vancouver.

      U.S. authorities warn that due to the nature of his crime, he should be considered armed and dangerous.

      Anyone with information about him or his whereabouts is asked to contact the NBPD at 1-800-550-NBPD (6273) or by email

      Peter Chadwick