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Newport Beach Police Department
Monday October 1st, 2018 :: 02:00 p.m. PDT


Countdown to Capture: The NBPD's podcast about murderer and fugitive Peter Chadwick

On Saturday, we released the final episode of "Countdown to Capture", a true crime podcast written and produced by the NBPD.  The podcast series is approximately 90 minutes long, broken up into an introduction and six episodes.

Listeners can hear about Peter Chadwick's crimes, his arrest, the beginning of his court proceedings, and how he has been able to escape justice - so far.  (Some basic information on the case appears at the end of this message.)

We have put together a website that you can visit at There, you will find transcripts of every episode, photos of evidence, pictures of Peter Chadwick, and other additional content. You can also listen to the episodes on the website, or find them using your preferred podcast tool.


On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, Peter Chadwick and his wife Q.C. disappeared from their Newport Beach home. The next day, Peter Chadwick called 911 from a gas station in San Diego, and told local authorities that his wife had been killed by a handyman, who had subsequently kidnapped Peter, and then taken Q.C.’s body. Mr. Chadwick, however, quickly became the primary suspect in his wife’s murder and was arrested for the crime. One week later, Q.C.’s body was discovered in a dumpster in suburban San Diego.

Mr. Chadwick was released on bail in December 2012. And, by January 2015, he disappeared again, and became a fugitive from justice.

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