Investigator in New York City detained Dasia Johnson’s ex-boyfriend, a 22-year-old Brooklyn woman whose naked body was found in a suitcase last month, and is monitoring six other wanted witnesses for questioning.
The ex-boyfriend, who remains unidentified, was detained by the NYPD over the weekend on an active arrest warrant out of Nassau County unrelated to the Johnson case, according to the report. New York Post.
Multiple NYPD sources said EVERYONE that the police had questioned him in connection with the murder of the young woman.
Murder victim’s ex-boyfriend in custody, NYPD Looking for 6 more “witnesses” to question
Police have released photographs of five women and one man they say are “being sought as witnesses in connection with the grisly murder in Brooklyn. All six are believed to have been in the home. Johnson’s Brooklyn apartment at the time of her death.
Say her name: Dasia Johnson #DasiaJohnson 💔💔💔
Dasia was murdered by an abusive partner last week in NYC, and there is little news coverage.
She is 22 years old and on her way to becoming a teacher.
Rest in peace🕊
CW survival news is particularly appalling pic.twitter.com/uXW2TIJUcC
– r0cky (@helpimabat) September 30, 2022
Johnson’s old beau was still at the 75th Precinct station on Monday, and has been in the sights of the NYPD since the gruesome discovery.
Her body was found inside her East New York apartment on September 21, after the relatives involved were unable to reach her.
Police sources said Johnson’s body was dismembered and placed in two suitcases.
Victim had an active restraining order against Beau previously, neighbors describe ongoing abuse she faced
She already has an active restraining order against the ex-boyfriend in question. Her ex-boyfriend was previously arrested in March, when he violated the restraining order by going to her apartment to retrieve some of his belongings, sources said.
A neighbor told the Post her apartment was bloody after the murder.
Neighbor Stephanie Harris said at the time: “Blood everywhere, every liter of blood. “It was uncomfortable. “You can imagine what happened to her. You know she fought for her life.”
– New York Post Metro (@nypmetro) October 2, 2022
Other neighbors told the outlet about the ongoing abuse Johnson endured at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, who said she was often seen with bruises all over her body. One resident said the boyfriend even threatened her young daughter.
Family Error Building Security Teams For Not Doing Enough To Protect Murder Victims After Requesting a Health Check
Johnson’s family has since blamed building security for not doing enough to protect her.
Her relative called the building’s security guards on September 21 to conduct a physical examination of Johnson – an aspiring teacher – however the guards were turned away by two men, One of them is believed to be her ex-boyfriend, according to police.
Security officers eventually returned to her apartment later that day and discovered her remains before calling the police.
Our detectives need your help in identifying the individuals pictured below who are being sought as WITNESSES in connection with a murder that occurred within the confines of 75 Precincts. Please DM @NYPDTips or call 800-577-8477 (TIPS) for information. #YourCityYourCall pic.twitter.com/K97frR3PGd
– Area 75 NYPD (@ NYPD75Pct) October 3, 2022
Authorities have yet to officially bring charges against the ex-boyfriend as of Monday.
A candlelight vigil was held in Johnson’s honor on September 28.
Anyone with information regarding Johnson’s death and/or the identities of the six other witnesses is urged to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers.
The Crime Stopper Program offers a reward of up to $3,500 for anonymous information provided to the 800-577-TIPS hotline leading to the arrest and conviction of a violent criminal.