Frantic Search for Yoga Instructor and Actress Who Vanished on Christmas Day in Washington as Mystery Man Was Found Driving Her Missing Car

Tricia McCauley, 46, never showed up for Christmas dinner in Northwest DC on Sunday; she is described as a 5-foot-2 white female, 110 pounds, with brown hair
Tricia McCauley, 46, never showed up for Christmas dinner in Northwest DC on Sunday; she is described as a 5-foot-2 white female, 110 pounds, with brown hair

Friends and family are frantically searching for a yoga instructor and actress who vanished on Christmas Day in Washington DC.

Tricia McCauley, 46, never showed up for a friend’s Christmas dinner in the Northwest section of the capital on Sunday.

The next morning, she also missed a flight out of Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Police identified a man on Monday who appears to have been driving her missing car. A person of interest who matched the man’s description and picture was later taken into custody and was being interrogated into the early hours of Tuesday. He has not been named a suspect.

A person of interest who matched the description of the man in the CCTV footage was taken into custody (pictured) shortly after midnight on Tuesday
A person of interest who matched the description of the man in the CCTV footage was taken into custody (pictured) shortly after midnight on Tuesday

McCauley’s missing car was found shortly after midnight Tuesday morning near 22nd and M streets, ABC 7 reported.

‘Police have been inside her apt., all seems fine there,’ McCauley’s brother, Brian, wrote on a Facebook group gathering information on her disappearance.

‘They have photos to put out bulletins online. Friends have traced her route to the [Christmas dinner]. Police have gained access to her credit/debit card and found activity today, but no other details.’

Her last known contact was via text message shortly before 7pm on Sunday.

McCauley’s car — a white Scion with DC plates FC0274 — was missing until early Tuesday morning. The car has a yellow bumper sticker saying ‘plant more plants.’

She is described as a 5-foot-2 white female, about 110 pounds, with brown hair and light skin.

DC police have begun canvassing the area near where she was last seen.

‘Police are going door to door,’ said one friend on Facebook.

A missing persons 911 alert has also gone out throughout the area.

SOURCE: Daily Mail