Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 2200 block of M Street, Northwest, on Monday, December 26, 2016.
At approximately 11:58 pm, members of the Second District received a call for a sighting of vehicle in reference to a Critical Missing Person. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult female inside of the vehicle suffering from apparent trauma to the body. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene where they found no signs consistent of life. The decedent was pronounced dead at the scene by the Chief Medical Examiner.
The decedent remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The cause of death was determined to be asphyxia due to ligature strangulation with blunt force trauma and the manner of death to be homicide.
The decedent has been identified as 46-year-old Tricia McCauley, of Northwest, DC.
On Monday, December 26, 2016, 29-year-old Adrian Duane Johnson AKA Duane Adrian Johnson, of Upper Marlboro, MD, was arrested and charged with Theft II and Simple Assault.
Following the autopsy of the decedent, Mr. Johnson was additionally charged with First Degree Murder (Felony Murder).