On April 30, 2016, detectives from the Pasco Sheriff’s Office arrested 25-year-old Timothy Frederick Johnson. He is believed to be connected with the alleged murder of 52-year-old Judith Therianos, a resident of Alfred, Maine.
Police have charged Johnson with premeditated murder. He is currently in the Land O’Lakes Detention Center. Therianos had not been seen since March 14, however, on April 7, Florida police officers responded to an emergency phone call about a possible decomposed body in the woods next to 6633 U.S. Highway 19 in Florida.
On April 9, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the woman found in the woods was the decomposing remains of Therianos. The date and cause of death were not released at that time.
Friends of Therianos had reported she drove to Florida with a friend to visit friends on February 15. At some point, Therianos was taken to a friend’s house in Tampa. Sometime after that, she traveled to visit with another friend, in the area of New Port Richey, Florida. March 14 was the last time she was seen.
The details of her murder were released April 29, during a press conference. According to Sheriff Nocco, Johnson murdered Therianos while they were having sex. Investigators believe that at some point during the sexual encounter, she wanted things to stop, and that was when he killed her with a blunt object.
It was reported that after she was dead, Johnson continued to have sex with her body “for a while.” She died from blunt force trauma.
By Jeanette Smith
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