Read more to get the details on what happened to Tricia McCauley…
On Christmas Day, Tricia McCauley made a pie and prepared her signature Brussels sprouts to take to a holiday party with fellow members of the District’s theater scene. At 4:30 p.m., she posted on Facebook that she was on her way. She never showed up.
A frantic search by friends and family, scouring city blocks, ended just after midnight Tuesday, when a man walking his dog near Dupont Circle spotted McCauley’s white two-door Scion iQ with its “Plant more plants” bumper sticker. He called police.
Police found the car a few minutes later parked in the 2200 block of M Street NW in West End. In a nearby CVS store, they confronted a man who had been spotted driving the Scion. A police report says that an officer asked the man for the keys and that he surrendered them. Inside the car, police found McCauley’s 5-foot-4, 115-pound body. – OpposingViews
McCauley, 46, was found dead in her car Dec. 27, two days after disappearing.
“Tricia is gone, they have found her body. Thank you for all your work, support and love. To all of her D.C. family, I know she truly thought of you that way, thank you for being there for her all these years. Hang on to each other.”
Police later confirmed that McCauley’s body was discovered in her car in front of a CVS pharmacy. The cause of death has not been revealed, although police say her body showed signs of trauma, according to the Daily Mail.
At approximately 10:50 p.m. on Dec. 26, security cameras filmed the male suspect driving McCauley’s white Toyota Scion away from a CVS on Rhode Island Ave., according to CBS News. He reportedly robbed that CVS location earlier in the night.
The Washington Post reports:
Authorities reported that McCauley had been strangled and beaten. Police charged the man, Adrian Duane Johnson, 29, with first-degree felony murder, among other crimes.
McCauley and Johnson were strangers, say police. Though, Interim D.C. police chief Peter Newsham said detectives don’t know where or when McCauley was killed.
As for, Johnson, he has a long record of arrests, mostly for theft and nonviolent crimes, in the District, Maryland and Virginia. It’s also said that he had possible mental illness, though he has been ruled competent in the past.
Russell Dixon, Johnson’s stepfather, said Johnson had been living on the streets and suffered from mental problems, but he “never saw any aggression.”
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