Peter Chadwick: Millionaire arrested over wife’s murder after four years on the run

A fugitive British-born millionaire suspected of strangling his wife to death has been arrested in Mexico after four years on the run.Peter Chadwick was arrested by American immigration officials over the weekend and has since been deported to the United States, where prosecutors hope he will stand trial.Detectives in Newport Beach, California were first called to the house shared by the property investor and his wife Quee Choo Chadwick in 2012. The couple had failed to collect their two youngest sons from school and a concerned neighbour had contacted the authorities.Investigators found a broken vase and drops of blood on the floor inside the house, alongside Quee Cho’s mobile phone and wedding ring.The next day Peter called the police and claimed that a construction worker named “Juan” had kidnapped him, killed his wife and fled with her body.Detectives were left unconvinced and the property investor quickly became the main suspect in his wife’s disappearance.Her body was found a week later in a bin in suburban San Diego.Peter was charged with first-degree murder and bailed on a $1m (£820,000) bond. At first the millionaire attended court appearances and surrendered his US and UK passports, but in 2015 he disappeared from his father’s house, having withdrawn large sums of money.Peter had also researched how to alter his identity, police said.He went on to become one of the US’ most sought after fugitives and US Marshals placed him on the country’s most-wanted list in 2018. They also offered a $100,000 (£82,000) reward for tips leading to his capture.Newport Beach officers also wrote and produced a true crime podcast series about him, in an effort to bring attention to the search.The 55-year-old left clues to make it appear as though he had fled to Canada. But detectives said they believed he had been living in Mexico for the period he was missing.He was arrested in an area popular with ex-pats near Puebla, officials said.Authorities declined to pinpoint a specific tip that led to the arrest but said they received leads from around the world.He is now expected to appear in court in Santa Ana this week. Additional reporting by agencies


Taliban suicide blast in Kabul kills 14 people, 145 wounded

A Taliban car bomb aimed at Afghan security forces ripped through a busy Kabul neighborhood on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding 145 — most of them women, children and other civilians — shortly after the extremist group and the United States reported progress on negotiating an end to Afghanistan’s nearly 18-year war. The bombing during morning rush hour was one of the worst attacks in Kabul this year, and it again raised fears among Afghans about what will happen once the estimated 20,000 U.S. and NATO troops in their country go home. The explosives-packed car detonated at a security checkpoint outside police headquarters in a minority Shiite neighborhood in western Kabul, police spokesman Firdaus Faramarz said.


Remains of British woman who fell from plane found in Madagascar

Police said on Wednesday they had found the remains of a British woman who fell 1,200 meters (4,000 feet) from a light aircraft in the remote north of Madagascar last month. Alana Cutland, a 19-year-old Cambridge University student, was visiting the island on an internship complementing her studies in natural sciences, her family has said. Authorities are not pursuing a criminal inquiry in the case, Andrianoasy Ralaivaonary, local gendarmerie commander in Mahajanga, said in a statement.


Bernie Sanders says he’ll tell us if aliens exist if elected president

When Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders went on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on Tuesday, the two spent an hour talking about  health care, Sanders’ platform, climate change, yadda yadda. But in the last minute of the interview, they got to the real important issues: aliens. The public’s obsession with finding the truth about extraterrestrial life (and the truth is out there) is nothing new. But who hasn’t been on high alien alert since the news that people might actually try to storm Area 51 broke? Even if the Air Force tries to stop it, no one truly wants to throw their tin foil hats down in defeat. “If you got into the office, and you found out something about aliens, if you found out something about UFOs, would you let us know?” Rogan asked Sanders. While Sanders’ area of expertise doesn’t normally extend to the intergalactic issues (you can watch Rogan’s interview with ex Blink-182 singer and UFOlogist Tom DeLonge for more of that,) he gave probably the safest answer he could.”Well I tell you, my wife would demand I let you know,” Sanders joked. His wife, like most of us, is also seeking that forbidden U.S. government knowledge, though Bernie admits he currently does not have access to that type of information. When Rogan asks if he will have access, or if he’ll even let us know about the aliens, Sanders replies, “Alright, we’ll announce it on the show. How’s that?”Sanders isn’t actually the only politician speaking out about the aliens — Congressman Mark Walker recently raised concerns that the Pentagon isn’t properly responding to U.S. Navy sightings of UFOs.[h/t:Vice]   WATCH: Pornhub sees spike in searches for aliens, Area 51