Update 7:40am: The brother of Tricia McCauley reported on Facebook that her body has been found. MPD will hold a press conference at 8am. Our condolences to her family and friends.
Update 8:30am: MPD conducted a press conference with some details on the arrest of the suspect and finding Ms. McCauley's body. Story: "Body of Tricia McCauley found, suspect arrested."
Tricia McCauley has been missing since Saturday, December 25th when she didn't show up at a dinner party in NE DC. Tricia lives on the 2000 block of North Capitol St., and was last seen on Saturday, making a Facebook "like" on Saturday at 5:35pm. Tricia is described as a 46-year old white female, approximately 5’4”, 120 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes, and a light complexion.
MPD is actively searching for Tricia, and set up a command center in the area. A search of her apartment showed no apparent struggle, and the cooking leftovers of brussel sprouts that she was set to bring to a Christmas dinner party.
Her cell phone was found earlier in the evening near the 2600 block of 4th St NE, according to her brother, Brian.
MPD is searching for Tricia's car, a white 2-door Toyota Scion, with DC plate FC0274.
MPD is also reportedly searching for a male described as approximately 5’9” tall, with an athletic/muscular build, who may be operating her vehicle.
According to comments on a Facebook page set up to share information on the search for Tricia, along with a Twitter post by NBC 4 reporter Jackie Benson, the Scion has been located by MPD Scion at a CVS at 2240 M St NW. Reports say the male wanted for questioning was located in the car when MPD found it.
Hoping for a safe return.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Tricia McCauley, her vehicle, or the person who may be operating her vehicle is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, the Youth and Family Services Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.