LOS ANGELES: A British-born millionaire who went on the run for more than four years has been arrested in Mexico and extradited to the US to face trial for the murder of his wife at their California home. Peter Chadwick, a 55-year-old naturalised American citizen, was located near Mexico City thanks to a tip after authorities offered a US$100,000 reward, police said at a press conference on Tuesday (Aug 6). “Today is sweet. We apprehended a fugitive on America’s Most Wanted List,” Orange County district attorney Todd Spitzer said, adding: “Let’s not forget it’s bitter – there’s a victim, a loving wife of 21 years, a mother of three kids.” Chadwick and his wife, Quee Choo Lim, disappeared from their home in October 2012, according to True Crime Daily. Police were called after the couple failed to pick up their sons from school. Police later received a call from Chadwick, who claimed that a handyman had killed his wife before taking him hostage. Quee, a stay-at-home mother, was reportedly from a wealthy family in Malaysia. Chadwick said the murderer had forced him to drive to Mexico to dump the victim’s body. But US police officers who arrested Chadwick a few miles north of… Read full this story
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