Pegye Jann Bechler
North American Missing Persons Network
Pegye Jann Bechler

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Above Images: Bechler, circa 1997

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 7, 1997 from Newport Beach, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 2, 1959
  • Age: 38
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 130 lbs
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: She had an athletic build
    in 1997. She may wear tinted contact lenses.
  • AKA: maiden name is Marshall

  • 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.
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    Left: Eric Bechler; Right: The boat

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Newport Beach Police Department

    Source Information
    Charley Project
    Court TV