Police are searching for a man they say murdered and dismembered a California woman who was reported missing earlier this year and hasn't been seen for several months.
Man Who Googled 'How To Be A Serial Killer' Wanted For Murder Of 24-Year-Old
Chukwuebuka Nwobodo Is Wanted For The Murder Of 24-Year-Old Felicia Johnson
The Houston Police Department says 28-year-old Chukwuebuka Nwobodo is on the run as he faces charges of murder and tampering with evidence in connection to the alleged killing of 24-year-old Felicia Johnson.
The Woman Was In Houston In Search Of Work
Police say Johnson was from San Diego, California, but she was in Houston, Texas in search of work. While in Houston, she applied for a job at a local strip club.
Police first received a missing persons reporter in April when Johnson's bloodied cell phone and purse were discovered near a community park. It is unclear who discovered the evidence and reported their findings to police.
The Two Allegedly Connected On Snapchat, Where Nwobodo Offered Money For A Meeting
KRIV-TV reported that Johnson and Nwobodo first made contact on Snapchat. Documents obtained in the case note that he agreed to pay her $500 for an in-person meeting.
Johnson reportedly got picked up from a Houston hotel by an Uber driver during the early morning hours of April 16 and was driven to Nwobodo's previous residence, the station reports. Police believe Nwobodo then picked her up and drove her to his current address, where he murdered her and dismembered her body.
Johnson's Blood Was Found In Nwobodo's Car, Apartment, As Well As Other Evidence
Nwobodo allegedly purchased a saw, trash bags, towels and a flashlight, and police found latex gloves, a kitchen knife and a shovel during a search of Nwodobo's car. They also found Johnson's blood in the trunk and backseat, as well as in Nwobodo's apartment, according to KRIV.
A search of the suspect's internet records found he allegedly Googled "how to be a serial killer" and "how does one plan a murder without getting caught," the station reports.
Police said they found photos of a dismembered woman and three other dead bodies on Nwobodo's phone. The man was arrested on May 13 in connection with Johnson's disappearance but was later released. The reasons for that are not currently known.
Johnson's remains still have not been located, according to Houston Police Department.
Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.