Woman’s Body Found in Apartment Closet

A Dallas man is facing murder charges following the discovery of a woman’s body in his apartment closet, as per an arrest warrant affidavit. The family of the deceased woman had previously urged her to distance herself from the accused.

The suspect, Omar Lucio, 34, was apprehended on April 15, in relation to the death of Corinna Johnson, 27. The arrest followed a tip-off to Garland Police from an individual who reported a woman had been fatally assaulted and was in an apartment on W. Wheatland Road.

Upon reaching the location, police were initially denied entry by Lucio. After about an hour, he finally agreed to exit the apartment and was subsequently arrested. Officers, upon entering the apartment, found a blood trail leading from the front door to the bathroom and eventually to a bedroom closet, as outlined in the arrest warrant affidavit.

Inside the closet, officers discovered Johnson’s body, wrapped in bedding owned by Lucio. Further investigation led to the discovery of Lucio’s car in the parking lot, which contained blood-stained clothing. Court documents reveal that the woman who alerted emergency services had met Lucio at his apartment around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, after he called her for help.

Lucio allegedly told her that he and Johnson had been drinking at a bar but were thrown out due to a fight instigated by Johnson. He confessed to assaulting her until she became unresponsive. The witness found Johnson on the bathroom floor, her face severely bruised and bloody, and appearing lifeless. She contacted the police the following day.

During an interview with the police, Lucio admitted to assaulting Johnson in the car, causing her injuries. The arrest affidavit noted visible injuries on Lucio’s hands, and traces of blood under his fingernails and on his left shoe. However, he did not explain how Johnson ended up wrapped in the bedding and placed in the closet.

Lucio is currently held in Dallas County Jail, facing charges of murder, street racing, and causing bodily harm in a collision. The family is raising funds for Johnson’s funeral, with a fundraiser scheduled at the Daiquiri Dash in Arlington at noon on Saturday.