The Bloomington Police Department is seeking help from the public in locating a person is interest in the homicide of Teresa Michael, according to a press release sent to the media by Bloomington Police Dept. Capt. Ryan Pedigo.
The person is interest is 30-year-old Eric Quentin Johnson who police are saying is considered armed and dangerous. Police are also looking for Michael’s vehicle.
“Investigators are also attempting to locate a vehicle that Ms. Michael had been driving up until January 28th, which is described as a silver 2007 Dodge Caliber bearing Indiana passenger car plate 619DNS,
according to the press release.
Here is the entire text of the press release:
“Bloomington Police Seek Public Assistance with Murder Investigation
On January 28th, 2021 at approximately 9:38 p.m., officers with the Bloomington Police Department (BPD) responded to an apartment building in the 500 block of S Basswood Drive in reference to a fire. Members of the Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) quickly extinguished the fire, but located an unresponsive woman inside the apartment where the fire had originated. It was determined that the woman was deceased and was later identified by Monroe County Coroner Joani Shields as 32 year-old Teresa Michael of Bloomington. On February 1st, the Coroner released a statement which preliminarily ruled Ms. Michael’s cause of death as manual strangulation and the manner of death as homicide.
Investigators continue to investigate the murder of Ms. Michael and have developed a person of interest, identified as 30 year-old Eric Quentin Johnson. Johnson is described as being 5’10”, 185 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. Johnson should be considered armed and dangerous and members of the public should not attempt to approach him, but should immediately call 911 if he is spotted.
Investigators are also attempting to locate a vehicle that Ms. Michael had been driving up until January 28th, which is described as a silver 2007 Dodge Caliber bearing Indiana passenger car plate 619DNS.
Anyone with information about the murder of Ms. Michael, or information about the whereabouts of Eric Johnson or the missing vehicle, is asked to call Detective Chris Scott at (812)349-3382. Further, Detective Scott is asking anyone that may have seen any suspicious activity in the parking lot of the apartment complex in the 500 block of S Basswood Drive on January 28th to please call. Callers may remain anonymous if they so desire.
No further information is available to be released at this time.
Under Indiana law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
Attached is a photo of Eric Quentin Johnson and a stock photograph of a silver 2007 Dodge Caliber.”