Police Seek Possible Witnesses To 22-Year-Old Brooklyn Woman’s Murder

On Sept. 21, 2022, police responding to reports of a foul odor at a Brooklyn, New York apartment found the dismembered remains of 22-year-old D'Asia Johnson stuffed into a suitcase.

October 04, 2022
22-year-old D'Asia Johnson, pictured here, was found murdered in an apartment in Brooklyn, New York on Sept. 21, 2022.

On Sept. 21, 2022, police responding to reports of a foul odor at a Brooklyn, New York apartment found the dismembered remains of 22-year-old D'Asia Johnson stuffed into a suitcase.

Photo by: Christopher Leon Johnson via Facebook

Christopher Leon Johnson via Facebook

New York City investigators are searching for one man and five women who were caught on surveillance footage leaving the apartment where a young woman was murdered. The police have released photos of the potential witnesses, reported CBS New York, and are hoping to speak with them.

On Sept. 21, 2022, police responded to reports of a foul odor at an apartment complex in the Cypress Hills neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. What they discovered there was gruesome. D'Asia Johnson’s body was found dismembered and stuffed in two suitcases. According to the medical examiner, the 22-year-old woman’s cause of death was multiple stab wounds to her torso.

Johnson had an order of protection against her ex-boyfriend. Some of her neighbors told News 12 that they had witnessed Johnson’s ex beat her several times. They also stated that they sometimes called the police because the fighting would get so heated.

According to PEOPLE, Johnson’s ex-boyfriend, who has not been publicly named, was detained over the weekend on an arrest warrant that is unrelated to the murder. However, New York City police officers have been questioning him in connection with the killing.

Now, police are hoping to speak to the six people found in the security footage. They believe they were in the apartment on the day of the murder and may have witnessed it.

If you have any information about D'Asia Johnson’s death, please call the New York Police Department’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit a tip on their website or via direct messaging on Twitter, @NYPDTips.

If you or someone you know is dealing with domestic violence or abuse from a romantic partner, you can visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website, call 1.800.799.SAFE, or text START to 88788 for help. Advocates are available 24/7 to help callers talk through their situation and connect them with local resources. There is no charge to reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

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