Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Bechler disappeared on July 6, 1997 in what was reported by her husband to have been a boating accident.
Police were suspicious from the start about Eric's claims and in 1999 the Newport police were assisted by Eric's then girlfriend Tina New in recording incriminating statements made by him about Pegye's alleged murder.
Eric Bechler was subsequently arrested for murder on October 30, 1999 and was convicted of the crime.
Pegye's remains have yet to be found.
Left: Eric Bechler; Right: The boat
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Newport Beach Police Department