California police try podcast in fugitive millionaire hunt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California police department has written and produced a six-episode “true crime” podcast in hopes of intensifying a potentially global manhunt for a millionaire who allegedly murdered his wife in 2012 and vanished while free on $1 million bail.

Police in Newport Beach this week announced “Countdown to Capture,” which tells the story of how Peter Chadwick went from being a seemingly quiet family man to a suspect in his wife’s slaying and then a fugitive who disappeared with millions of dollars.

Authorities say Chadwick and his wife disappeared on Oct. 10, 2012. Chadwick called 911 the next day and told authorities his wife was killed by a handyman who kidnapped him.

Chadwick quickly became the suspect, however, and the body was found a week later in suburban San Diego.

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