A Newport Beach man was arrested in San Diego Thursday on suspicion of homicide while investigators continue to search for his wife.
Peter Gregory Chadwick, 48, was driving a champagne colored 2003 Lexus SUV when San Diego police officers took him into custody.
Chadwick had contacted local police several hours after homicide investigators in Newport began looking for him and his wife, Quee “Q.C.” Chadwick.
Officials in Newport determined Quee Chadwick has been the victim of a homicide after a search at the couple’s home on Almanzora in Newport Coast suggested a struggle and possible foul play.
A neighbor had contacted police Wednesday around 7 p.m. when she noticed the couple’s children had not been picked up from school earlier in the day.
At approximately 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Peter Chadwick, called San Diego police to ask for their help while he was driving on Interstate 905 near the U.S.-Mexico border officials said.
He was being held on $1.5 million bail in the Newport Beach jail, according to a Newport Beach police spokesperson.
The body of Quee Chadwick has not been found.
Newport police investigators said they are searching areas where they believed Peter Chadwick may have traveled Wednesday evening before calling the authorities.
Anyone who may have information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Newport Beach Police Department at (800) 550-NBPD or Detective Bryan Moore at (949) 644-3764.