By BEN NUCKOLS
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of killing a Washington yoga instructor and actress who went missing on Christmas told police that the victim killed herself after they had sex, according to court documents.
Adrian Duane Johnson, 27, was arrested late Monday night after police said he was found to be using a car belonging to the victim, 46-year-old Tricia McCauley. McCauley's body was found inside the small vehicle, wedged between the rear and front seats and concealed from view, according to documents filed Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court.
Police said McCauley was strangled and beaten to death. She also had injuries to her genital area, according to the documents, which do not state whether she was raped. Johnson, whose criminal history includes multiple theft charges, had been ordered to wear a GPS monitor in the days before the slaying, and a judge had requested a mental health evaluation, court records show. He's been charged with first-degree murder and was ordered held without bail Wednesday afternoon.
Johnson told police that he met McCauley on or around Christmas, when she offered him a ride. According to the documents, he told police that she offered to have sex with him and that they had sex "on a curb somewhere." He told police that after the sexual encounter, she became despondent and said she wanted to kill herself.