A suspect has been arrested in the murder of a Maine woman who had not been seen since March 14.

Timothy Johnson, 25, was taken into custody Thursday in connection with the death of Judith Therianos, 52.

  • Timothy Johnson charged with murder of Judith Therianos
  • Therianos had traveled to Bay area in February, vanished in March
  • Therianos' body was found on April 7

Johnson, who jail records say is homeless, was charged with premeditated homicide and was booked into the Land O' Lakes Detention Center.

Investigators say Therianos and a friend had traveled to the Bay area on Feb. 15 to visit some friends. At some point, Therianos was taken to a friend's house in Tampa, then traveled to a different friend's house in New Port Richey.

Detectives say the last time she was seen alive was March 14.


On April 7, deputies found the body of a decomposing white woman in a wooded area near 6633 U.S. 19 N. That woman was later identified as Therianos.

Sheriff Chris Nocco will release more information about the case during a press conference later today.