Remains found earlier this year in Montgomery County, Texas, have been identified this week as missing California woman, Felicia Johnson.
According to KSAT, a local justice of the peace said “portions” of Johnson’s body were found in the Sam Houston National Forest. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said the remains were found on February 7 by a Texas Department of Transportation worker.
Dental records and DNA analysis confirmed weeks later that the remains were of Johnson. MCSO previously said that Johnson disappeared last year and was likely murdered while taking a trip.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, police said Johnson was picked up in an Uber from an InterContinental hotel on April 16 around 3 a.m. The Uber driver took Johnson to an address on Windchase Boulevard, where police believe 28-year-old Chukwuebuka Nwobodo was waiting.
Johnson was reportedly traveling from San Diego to Houston, where she was attempting to secure employment at a strip club. Court records indicate that Nwobodo connected with Johnson on Snapchat and paid her $500 to meet.KHOU-TV reports. Information obtained by police indicates that Nwobodo was still searching for “Houston escorts” two weeks after Johnson’s apparent death, according to KRIV-TV. Police arrested Nwobodo on May 13 during a traffic stop. He was not charged and was later released, but police did seize his phone. Investigators searched the phone and found photos of a dismembered woman and what police believe are three other dead bodies. Nwobodo has since been unable to be found, according to the Houston Police Department. He’s facing charges of murder and tampering with evidence in connection with Johnson’s death.Police located Johnson’s phone and purse near Bear Creek Park. The phone had blood on it. Authorities determined that Nwobodo bought large trash bags, towels, a saw, and a flashlight. Inside Nwobodo’s vehicle, police found a large kitchen knife, a gun, latex gloves, and a shovel. Johnson’s blood was detected in Nwobodo’s back seat and trunk, and blood stains were identified in his apartment. Further, police allege that Nwobodo searched Google with questions like “how to be a serial killer,” “what does bleach do to blood” and “how does one plan a murder without getting caught,” according to KRIV-TV. Nwobodo sought medical care for his right hand at a clinic on April 16, asserting that he cut himself while opening boxes,
To report information about the case or Nwobodo’s location, call the Houston Police Department at 713-884-3131 or call Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 713-521-4600.
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Additional reporting by Jonathan Anderson