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Body of a woman, 28, is found in the trunk of a car after it crashed during a police chase in Texas 

Body of woman, 28, is found in trunk of car after it crashed during police chase in Texas

  • Body of Briana Teirra Johnson, 28, found in trunk of a car in Beaumont, Texas 
  • Discovered after police pursued a speeding car belonging to Victor Campbell Jr 
  • The 35-year-old man crashed in a parking lot before he was taken to hospital
  • He is now in Jefferson County jail facing several charges of evading arrest, driving while intoxicated, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse

The body of a 28-year-old woman was found by officers in the trunk of a man’s car following a police chase. 

Troopers spotted a white Honda, belonging to Victor Campbell Jr., 35, from Fresno, Texas, speeding in downtown Beaumont at around 7.45am on Saturday. 

After being pulled over, the driver took off again and a brief police pursuit took place before Campbell crashed near a church resale parking lot, abc13 reports.

The troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety then discovered 28-year-old Briana Teirra Johnson’s body while searching the car.

Briana Teirra Johnson’s body was found by Texas troopers in the trunk of Victor Campbell Jr’s car following a police pursuit

The 28-year-old's remains were discovered after the pursuit when troopers searched Campbell's car after he was caught speeding

The 28-year-old’s remains were discovered after the pursuit when troopers searched Campbell’s car after he was caught speeding

Surveillance footage from near Briana’s home in Maggie Street, Sunnyside, Houston, captured Campbell putting her body into the trunk of his car at around 4.55am. 

Sources told abc13 that the 35-year-old man, who has been charged with family violence before, had occasionally stayed at her home but said they were unsure what their relationship was. 

A week before her death, Briana posted on Facebook about a date night with Campbell. 

Following the crash, Campbell was rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries before being taken to Jefferson County jail. 

Footage from near Briana's home shows Campbell dragging her body into the trunk of his car in the early hours of Saturday morning

Footage from near Briana’s home shows Campbell dragging her body into the trunk of his car in the early hours of Saturday morning

Campbell is said to have occasionally stayed at her home but sources said they were unsure what their relationship was

Campbell is said to have occasionally stayed at her home but sources said they were unsure what their relationship was

Following the crash, Campbell was rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries before being taken to Jefferson County jail

Following the crash, Campbell was rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries before being taken to Jefferson County jail 

He faces charges for felony evading arrest, driving while intoxicated, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse, with the potential for more charges. 

The cause of Briana’s death is not yet known and an autopsy has been ordered. 

Make-up loving Briana, a Texas Southern University graduate, has been described by her friends as funny and happy. Cierra Kenner said: ‘She always kept me laughing.’

Her family have set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Briana’s funeral.   

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