December 28 at 6:54 PM
The D.C. actress and yoga instructor who disappeared Christmas Day and was later found dead in her car had her legs bound by a seat belt and exhibited signs of sexual assault, according to an arrest affidavit filed in court.
Police said Tricia McCauley, 46, had been strangled and beaten, then stuffed in the rear of her white Scion iQ hatchback and concealed under several items.
The man charged in her death, Adrian Duane Johnson, 29, did not know McCauley, police have said. Johnson told police that McCauley offered him a ride on Christmas as he was walking and that she killed herself, according to the affidavit.
McCauley apparently left her apartment in Bloomingdale on Sunday, headed to a party for members of her theater group. She posted on social media at 5:30 p.m. that she was on her way, but never showed.