New Orleans, La. -
A mother and father from St. Bernard Parish are asking for help in solving the mysterious death of their son.
Chris Campbell was found burned to death inside the car that he loved, out on a highway known for drag racing. And Crimestoppers is now offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
“I didn’t want to believe it was him but I knew it was, because nobody drove his car but him,”said father Lyle Campbell.
Campbell’s parents are stunned as to what happened to their son on the road to Delacroix, but they said he loved to race cars and it was a love he developed at an early age. Chris Campbell bought the rare Ford Maverick just this past Saturday, and planned to restore it.
Right now, the family has more questions than answers. His mother Elvira said, ” I would like to know what happened, why it happened.”
They say their son had no enemies, and they have no clues as to why he is now considered St. Bernard Parish’s second homicide victim of the year.
If you know anything about what happened to Chris Campbell, call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.
The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office has identified the man found dead inside a burning car Tuesday night as Christopher Campbell, who worked at an automobile body shop and had a passion for working on cars and racing them. Campbell, 28, of Violet, was found inside a burning Ford Mustang on the Louisiana 46 Extension, near the junction of the Florissant/Delacroix highways, authorities said.
An autopsy was performed Wednesday, but the Sheriff’s Office has not released a cause of death. Nonetheless, the death is being handled as a homicide.
“We’re absolutely investigating this as a homicide,” Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann said.
A passerby alerted the Sheriff’s Office to the burning vehicle on Tuesday about 11 p.m. A deputy in the area reported to the scene. Firefighters put out the blaze and discovered the badly burned body of a man inside the 2004 Mustang.
ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. —
A woman was arrested after authorities said she slapped a teenager who uses a wheelchair and threw her to the floor.
The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested 48-year-old Sheila Banks on Monday in the incident on a charge of cruelty to the infirmed – a felony.
Authorities said Banks, who is the guardian of the teen, had an argument with the girl, who cursed at Banks in the altercation.
Banks then slapped the teen, pulled the girl from her wheelchair, causing her to fall to the floor.