Severed body found in car during Tennessee traffic stop

Posted at 8:07 PM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 21:07:48-04

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a severed body believed to be a pedestrian has been found in the car of a motorist at a traffic stop.

News outlets report 29-year-old Dorrae Debrice Johnson of Knoxville was charged Sunday with vehicular homicide, evading arrest and driving with a revoked license.

Court records show a police officer who stopped Johnson after he crashed into a utility pole spotted the severed torso on the car's passenger floorboard. The officer found the rest of the victim's body at the crash site.

Investigators found the victim's wallet and identified him as 65-year-old Darryl Eugene Butler.