A Nigerian man has been declared needed in Houston, Texas, United States.
He was alleged to have killed and dismembered a lacking girl who was final seen on April 16.
The suspect, Chukwuebuka Nwobodo, 28, is needed for homicide and tampering with proof, cops say.
According to court docket paperwork, Nwobodo was charged on Wednesday, June 8, in reference to the homicide of Felicia Johnson, 24, who disappeared after leaving a lodge in Houston on April 16.
Detectives with the Houston Police Department say they consider Nwobodo killed Johnson quickly after and disposed of her physique “within the next few days.” Her physique has but to be discovered.
Authorities stated in a charging doc they beforehand arrested Nwobodo on May 13, and that he had photos of lifeless individuals on his telephone.
A spokesperson with the Houston Police Department instructed Law&Crime that it was a “pocket warrant,” and officers didn’t but have the proof on May 13 for prices. He was detained, questioned, and launched on the time, the spokesperson stated.
It was gathered that Nwobodo bought gadgets together with a mechanical noticed, trash baggage, towels, and a flashlight across the time he allegedly killed Felicia Johnson, 24, police stated.
It was gathered that he made a sequence of suspicious Google searches within the days following the homicide.
These searches allegedly included:
“does bleach denature blood”
“Can bleach destroy DNA?”
“What does bleach do to blood”
“what does vinegar do to blood”
“does vinegar destroy blood dna”
“most forested part of Houston”
“how to delete your history completely”
In specific, from April 28, the suspect allegedly searched:
“how to be a serial killer
“how to get away with murder”
“how to kill without getting caught”
Nwobodo additionally allegedly searched on May 3 whether or not police can verify telephone information of a lacking individual, or their textual content messages.
There was an April 30 seek for escorts in Houston, officers stated. Police have advised that Johnson initially encountered Nwobodo for the needs of prostitution, and that Nwobodo withdrew a complete $500 for the April 16 encounter.
He allegedly ordered an Uber for her and picked her up within the early morning hours of April 16 from The Windchase Hamlet Apartment Homes at 3233 Windchase Boulevard, the place he beforehand used to stay till March 2020. He took her to his condominium at 14935 South Richmond Avenue, officers stated.
Johnson’s frightened members of the family in California reached out to Texas after not listening to from her. Her cellphone was discovered with blood on it off the roadway in Bear Creek Pioneers Parks close to Highway 6 and Clay Road. A member of Texas EquuSearch discovered a handbag close by matching the outline of Johnson’s purse, officers stated.
Police stated they had been capable of monitor down Nwobodo partly by means of investigating the Uber. They described a violent scene at his Richmond Avenue condominium, including that there have been obvious blood stains all through the residence when executing a search warrant on May 13. This included the hallway ground simply exterior the lavatory, and all through the bed room. Testing confirmed a match to Johnson’s DNA profile, authorities stated.
After the oriinal May 13 arrest, police claimed to search out “a photograph of a deceased dismembered female,” and three pictures of lifeless individuals on Nwobodo’s telephone. These photographs didn’t have metadata, cops stated. The HPD spokesperson instructed Law&Crime that they haven’t confirmed if these photographs are of Johnson.
Police claimed to search out varied suspicious gadgets in Nwobodo’s silver Honda Accord with the license plate LLD6670. This included a 9mm handgun, receipts for gadgets he presumably used within the clean-up, a number of free latex gloves, a big kitchen knife, and a shovel. A reagent confirmed the presence of blood within the car and on the kitchen knife, officers stated.
Nwobodo was beforehand accused of sexual assault in November 2020, police stated.
A girl claimed he tried to rape her in his car. She bought out and broke free after he chased her down and grabbed her wrist, the lady stated within the possible trigger affidavit.
Police stated she later denied there was any violence or sexual assault. She stated she didn’t need to press prices, and she or he simply needed to go house.
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