Body found off Wildcat Canyon Road in Lakeside, reports sheriff’s official

UPDATE: Oct. 19—An investigation is under way today into whether the body of woman found in a dumpster off Wildcat Canyon Road in Lakeside was 46-year-old Quee “K.C.” Chadwick, the missing wife of a Newport Beach real estate investor arrested on suspicion of killing her.

The body was found about 3 p.m. Thursday, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Officer was tasked with identifying the body and has not yet released a name.

Chadwick’s husband, Peter G. Chadwick, 48, was arrested Oct. 11 near the border in his Lexus sport utility vehicle and later charged with murdering his wife.

Newport police were alerted Oct. 10 when the woman failed to pick up her three children from school that afternoon. About 5:30 the next morning, Peter Chadwick called San Diego police as he drove along Interstate 905 and was later arrested.

He was later charged with murder with a special circumstance allegation of killing for financial gain, which makes him eligible for the death penalty or life in prison without parole if he is convicted.

The two were talking about getting a divorce, Newport Beach police said.

Peter Chadwick, who was denied bail, is jailed in Orange County, pending an Oct. 26 pretrial hearing.

Orange County Deputy District Attorney Matt Murphy said investigators found blood and signs of a struggle in the Chadwicks’ Newport Coast home.

A passer-by discovered the body about 3 p.m.Thursday, said sheriff’s Lt. Paul Robbins.

The lieutenant declined to release further details about the death, though he did say homicide detectives were called to investigate.

ORIGINAL REPORT—A passer-by found a body in a remote East County area off Wildcat Canyon Road in Lakeside, a sheriff’s official said.

The discovery was reported about 3 p.m., according to Lt. Paul Robbins.

The lieutenant declined to release further details about the death, though he did say homicide detectives were called to investigate.

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