Police to re-visit Cranhill death scene

Police investigating the murder of a woman in a city park are returning to the scene a week on from the attack.

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Mother-of-two Jean Campbell, 53, was last seen walking her dog and heading towards Cranhill Park in the east end of Glasgow last Friday night.

Her body was discovered at around 7.40am the next day by her husband who was out searching for her, after she is said to have suffered a particularly violent assault.

Officers will be in the park tonight to speak to people and distribute leaflets, appealing for information from anyone who saw Mrs Campbell in the period leading up to her death.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Carey said: "This is a major investigation with over 40 detectives dedicated to the inquiry. So far the response from the public has been encouraging, however, we still have to establish the exact circumstances surrounding Mrs Campbell's death and a motive for her murder.

"It is essential that we piece together Mrs Campbell's last movements.

"We know that she was last seen by a family member around 5pm on Friday night (13 Dec). However, there has been a further confirmed sighting of her in Bellrock Street with her German Shepherd dog Kai around 10.30pm."

Earlier this week police said Mrs Campbell suffered a particularly violent attack. Officers have been carrying out extra patrols in the area and questioned residents of the 300 houses that surround the city park.

When last seen, she was wearing pyjama bottoms and a black, three-quarter-length jacket with a hood.

Mr Carey said: "As you will imagine, Mrs Campbell's family are devastated as a result of this loss, particularly in these circumstances and at this time of year when it is especially harrowing.

"If you have any information, no matter how trivial you feel it may be, then please contact police at the incident room at Baird Street Police Office on 0141 532 4191, or via the non-emergency number 101."

Police have set up an email address for the investigation, cranhillparkinquiry@scotland.pnn.police.uk.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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