Death of Victoria mom found in torched vehicle in Matagorda County remains a mystery

MATAGORDA COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Questions remain regarding the death of a Victoria mother whose body was found in Matagorda County earlier this month.

The Matagorda County Sheriff's Office tells ABC13 Amanda Johnson's remains were found in a burned vehicle outside Midfield on April 18. The sheriff's office, along with the Texas Rangers and the State Fire Marshal's office, responded to investigate.

The sheriff's office confirmed the body of Johnson, 38, was found more than 50 miles away from where she lived.

Victoria police took a missing persons' report regarding Johnson just a day before the discovery.

KAVU-TV reported that Johnson had two children and was known for being a great mother.

Johnson worked at CrossFit 302, a Victoria gym, according to owner Ray Bazan, where a memorial fund has been set up to pay for funeral expenses. She also worked at Complete 360, a local nutrition store.

Victoria ISD officials said she was also an elementary school teacher from 2008 to 2014.

A memorial workout is planned for May 1 at CrossFit 302 in honor of Johnson. According to the gym's Facebook page, 100% of donations will go toward her family, including her children.

You can donate to the memorial fund on the Complete 360 website.

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