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Man charged in slaying of actress, yoga teacher

6 years 5 months 1 week ago Tuesday, December 27 2016 Dec 27, 2016 December 27, 2016 7:26 PM December 27, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

WASHINGTON - Police in Washington have charged a Maryland man with first-degree murder in the death of an actress and yoga teacher who went missing on Christmas.

Metropolitan Police said in a news release that 29-year-old Adrian Duane Johnson of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was charged Tuesday. He was arrested after the body of 46-year-old Tricia McCauley of Washington was found in her car late Monday.

Authorities say an autopsy showed McCauley died from asphyxia from being strangled by a ligature and blunt force trauma.

Friends say McCauley was expected at a large Christmas dinner Sunday. When McCauley missed a flight to visit family on the West Coast, friends notified police.

Investigators don't believe McCauley and Johnson knew each other.

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