WASHINGTON – Police say a man is in custody in connection with the death of a yoga instructor and actress, who was reported missing on Christmas Day, and was found dead inside of her vehicle early Tuesday morning in D.C.
The body of 46-year-old Tricia McCauley was found around midnight in her vehicle in the 2200 block of M Street after authorities received a tip, said Interim Chief of Police, Peter Newsham, at a press conference. McCauley, who was last seen around 4:30 p.m. on December 25 in the 2000 block of North Capitol Street, appeared to have suffered some type of trauma to her body.
The suspect, Newsham said, was arrested nearby shortly after her body was found.
The identity of the suspect has not been released but authorities plan to release his name later today. D.C. Mayor Bowser, who also spoke at the press conference, expressed her condolences to the family.
Newsham told reporters that investigators are seeking information from the public regarding the suspect’s whereabouts on December 26 when he was believed to have traveled to several different locations in D.C. – some, while using McCauley’s vehicle.