Officers engaged in a police chase that ended in a crash were shocked to discover a woman’s dead body in the trunk of the suspect’s car.
The incident began on Saturday morning when police responded to reports of a reckless driver on I-10 in Beaumont, Texas.
After being spotted by a trooper, the driver, who was later identified as Victor Campbell Jr, 35, of Fresno, Texas, refused to pull over.
A high speed chase ensued as officers pursued Campbell. But he eventually lost control of the vehicle and smashed into a concrete barrier, according to Fox26 Houston.
However, officers were left horrified when they discovered the body of Briana Teirra Johnson, a 28-year-old woman from Houston, in the trunk of the car.
Her death is being treated as a “homicide”, according to reports.
Investigations into the circumstances of her death are ongoing while an autopsy has been ordered.
Campbell was taken to a hospital and later discharged but remains in police custody.
He has been charged with felony evading arrest, driving while intoxicated, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse, according to a police report.
Police with a warrant searched a house Sunday morning in Houston that sources said belonged to Johnson, KTRK-TV reported, citing sources who said Campbell also lived there from time to time.