Woman Found Dead in Man’s Closet

DALLAS, TX – A man in Dallas has been charged with murder after the lifeless body of a woman was discovered inside his closet, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by local news outlet FOX 4. The victim’s family claims they had implored her several times to leave the accused man prior to the incident.

The suspect, 34-year-old Omar Lucio, was taken into custody on Monday, April 15 in connection with the death of 27-year-old Corinna Johnson. Authorities received a call from Garland Police, who had been alerted by an individual stating that a woman had been fatally beaten and was located inside an apartment on W. Wheatland Road.

Upon arriving at the scene, police encountered Lucio, who initially refused to exit the apartment. After approximately an hour, he eventually agreed to leave and was subsequently arrested. When officers entered the premises, they noticed a trail of blood leading from the front door to the bathroom, and ultimately to a bedroom closet, as detailed in the arrest warrant affidavit.

Johnson’s body was discovered inside the closet, wrapped in bedding that belonged to Lucio. Furthermore, investigators found Lucio’s car in the parking lot, containing bloodied clothing. According to court documents, the woman who contacted emergency services recounted meeting up with Lucio at his apartment around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday after he had called her, claiming to be in need of assistance.

Allegedly, Lucio disclosed that he had been drinking with Johnson at a bar, but they were expelled due to an altercation instigated by Johnson. He then admitted to “knocking some sense into her,” resulting in her becoming unresponsive. The witness informed police that she discovered Johnson lying on the bathroom floor, her face badly bruised and bloody, and appearing lifeless. She contacted law enforcement the following day.

During an interview with authorities, Lucio confessed to losing control inside the car and physically assaulting Johnson with his bare hands, causing her injuries. An arrest affidavit noted that Lucio exhibited visible wounds to his hands, and traces of blood were found under his fingernails and on his left shoe. However, he did not reveal how Johnson had ended up wrapped in the bedding and placed in the closet.

Lucio is currently incarcerated in the Dallas County Jail, facing charges not only for murder but also for street racing and causing bodily harm in a collision. The family is currently gathering funds to organize Johnson’s funeral, and a fundraiser will be held at the Daiquiri Dash in Arlington at noon on Saturday.