Police on Monday continued their search for Vicente Lapid OCampo, a real estate broker wanted for questioning in last week's slaying of a Seal Beach woman who was shot and found dead in a truck of a car.
Long Beach Police Detective William MacLyman said OCampo may have left the Los Angeles area. Speculation centered on the possibility that OCampo had returned to the Philippines, where he was born.
"We just don't know," MacLyman said. "We can't find him."
MacLyman said he would seek an arrest warrant for OCampo today in connection with last Wednesday's shooting death of Arlene Chee, a 46-year-old real estate broker.
Chee, owner of Century 21 Fortune in Long Beach , was last seen Wednesday morning heading to a noon appointment with OCampo, who owns a rival realty firm in Long Beach. Police said the two had been arguing over a real estate agent who left OCampo's firm to join Chee's more successful business.
Chee's late model Mercedes-Benz was found by members of her family last Thursday night. A Long Beach patrolman opened the trunk and found the woman's body. She had been shot once in the head.
Alan Chee, the victim's brother-in-law, said a memorial service was planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress. A short service will be held at the park in the Church of Our Fathers chapel, with burial to follow, he said.