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Police searching Sunnyside home that's possibly linked to woman found dead in trunk of car in Beaumont

Police said the items found at Saturday's scene linked them back to a home in the 4100 block of Maggie Street.

HOUSTON — Several Houston police officers searched a home in Sunnyside early Sunday morning that they said is possibly linked to the woman found dead in the trunk of a car at the end of a chase in Beaumont.

Police said the items found at Saturday's scene linked them back to a home in the 4100 block of Maggie Street.

So far, police have not revealed if they found anything related to the crime.

At about 8 a.m. Saturday, a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper attempted to stop the driver of a white Honda who was driving at a high rate of speed on I-10 in Chambers County.

The driver, later identified as 35-year-old Victor Campbell Jr. from Fresno, pulled to the right when the trooper turned on his sirens, but then immediately sped off.

Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Victor Campbell mugshot

Campbell led the trooper and other law enforcement eastbound on I-10 where he crashed out near Milam Street in Beaumont. 

Campbell was injured in the crash and had to be taken to a local hospital. He was taken to Jefferson County Jail after he was released. 

While searching the Honda, DPS troopers found a dead woman in the trunk. She was later identified as 28-year-old Briana Teirra Johnson from Houston. 

According to DPS, Campbell faces the following charges:

  • Felony evading arrest
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Tampering with evidence
  • Abuse of a corpse

Additional felony charges are pending.

Houston police are asking anyone who may have information to help them solve this case to please call their homicide unit at 713-308-3600 or call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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