VIOLET, La. – A 28-year-old man whose body was found inside a burned car was shot in the head before his vehicle was set on fire, according to the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff.
Christopher Campbell, 28, was shot once in the head and that was the cause of death, according to Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann.
Anyone with information should call S.O. at 271-2501 or Crimestoppers at 822-1111.
Campbell was in the driver’s seat of his special edition 2004 Ford Mustang when he was killed.
Pohlmann said sheriff’s detectives are working leads in the case involving the victim’s passion for racing cars with others.
“We are wondering if (car racing) had anything to do with this homicide,’’ Sheriff Pohlmann said after Campbell was found dead in his burned-out Ford on the shoulder of Louisiana 46 Ext. in eastern St. Bernard Parish. He said the area where Campbell was found is known for street racing.
“Progress is being made,’’ on the investigation, Sheriff Pohlmann said. A number of people have been questioned in the case but no arrests have been made.
Special fliers from Crimestoppers with Campbell’s photo, the facts of the case and offering of a $2,500 reward for a tip leading to an arrest and indictment have been put out throughout eastern St. Bernard Parish, Sheriff Pohlmann said.