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    UK - Jean Campbell, 53, Glasgow, Scotland, 13 Dec 2013

    Police have released cctv of murdered Glasgow, Scotland, resident Jean Campbell walking her German Shepherd dog, shortly before she was murdered in a suburban park.

    Jean was last seen by her husband when she left their home Friday 13th Dec about 5pm (quite dark then) and her dog returned home without her. She was found Saturday morning - believed to be by her husband John - in Cranhill Park off Bellrock Street.

    I guess Jean's murderer has no fear of dogs and may be a dog owner themselves - German Shepherds are one of the breeds that are very likely to defend their owners, and everybody knows that.

    "Police issue photo of murder victim"
    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/sc...-issue-2933483

    "Mother's last moments before brutal murder"
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...tish-park.html

    "CCTV images released"
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...-west-25508482

    "Last known sighting"
    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/sc...-image-2958062
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    Jean's last moments.

    I am confused though. First articles says husband last saw her 5pm when she left home to walk the dog, but this cctv has a time of 10.30pm at night?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post
    Police have released cctv of murdered Glasgow, Scotland, resident Jean Campbell walking her German Shepherd dog, shortly before she was murdered in a suburban park.

    Jean was last seen by her husband when she left their home Friday 13th Dec about 5pm (quite dark then) and her dog returned home without her. She was found Saturday morning - believed to be by her husband John - in Cranhill Park off Bellrock Street.

    I guess Jean's murderer has no fear of dogs and may be a dog owner themselves - German Shepherds are one of the breeds that are very likely to defend their owners, and everybody knows that.

    "Police issue photo of murder victim"
    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/sc...-issue-2933483

    "Mother's last moments before brutal murder"
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...tish-park.html

    "CCTV images released"
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...-west-25508482

    "Last known sighting"
    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/sc...-image-2958062
    Perhaps her murderer was known to the dog. If she was killed by someone she knew, its likely that person was familiar with the dog too, and the dog was comfortable with that person.

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    It's weird. One of those articles says she was wearing pyjamas.

    And they all appeal for information from the public, but none of them provide a telephone number.

    I wonder when Jean was reported missing?
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    They didn't make it easy, but I found it. They tweeted.
    https://twitter.com/intent/user?orig...41733475414017

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    or email: cranhillparkinquiry@scotland.pnn.police.uk

    There is also up to £5,000 reward from Crimestoppers:
    https://crimestoppers-uk.org/in-your-area/scotland/
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    One of the articles states the dog came home, and one states it was found at the park. So if this woman was not robbed or raped, what is the motive here? I didn't see anything that tells much about her murder. The time is off too.

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    Just like to clear a few points on her timeline.

    Facts stated by the police.

    1.The most *IMPORTANT* thing to know…
    It has been stated that her HUSBAND was WORKING NIGHTSHIFT when Jean went missing, he returned from work in the morning and that is when he noticed her and the dog missing,
    2.The 5pm sighting of Jean wasn't stated to have been by her husband, it was stated to be a family member but that was the only information given.
    3.She lived very very close to where she was found dead, metres rather than hundreds and hundreds of meters.
    4.She was spotted on CCTV in a shop (after 5pm) buying dog food and then later by a friend in the fast food place next door.
    6.CCTV of her at 22:30, yards from where she was found dead, last known sighting.
    7.Jean was found by her husband at 7:40 am (more than likely following her usual dog route), reportedly screaming down a passing taxi driver, the dog was found in the park alive at this time.
    8.The police have stated that the attacker might have minor cuts or bruises to their face and may have come home with 'muck' (dirt) or grass stains on them.
    9.The police have stated it was a brutally violent murder.
    10.We simply do not know if the dog did or did not attack the murderer.


    Speculative

    1.The police have stated that they have yet to find a motive for the murder.

    This could (or could not) imply that Jean was neither robbed nor raped.

    Meaning we could be dealing with a predatory psychopath,
    or someone known to Jean, i.e. personal.
    or someone completely desperate ,
    or out of their minds on something.

    2.The person who murdered Jean did so in the full knowledge she had quite a large dog with her at the time. I'm not sure you can draw many real conclusions from this fact but i'm pretty sure it will have some relevance in due course.


    All this information has been drawn from newspaper articles and Srathclyde polices statements on their Facebook page.

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    Thank you nonghost, for gathering up all the known facts for us. It makes the timeline much easier to understand.

    So Jean's attacker might have known the dog, or the dog might be very old or passive. I hope not though. I hope they have bite marks which can take a long time to heal and might leave clear, bite scars.

    This latest article says that mass DNA testing is going on in Jean's neighbourhood now. In other cases, this is where other killers have come up with nonsensical stories to persuade friends or family to take DNA tests for them, and they've been stupid enough to do it. In certain cases that has left a killer free to kill again.

    I hope police are factoring that in this time, and demanding some sort of photo ID from everyone, though undoubtedly some people won't have any.

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    It was Ian Kelly I was thinking of. For the grand sum of £200 he took a DNA test while pretending to be his friend Colin Pitchfork, who had raped and murdered two teenage girls. Kelly boasted about it afterwards, and a workmate informed police.

    http://www.exploreforensics.co.uk/fo...rough-dna.html
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    That's very scary for those who live in the area. I wonder if the spot where she was found is very isolated. It's hard to imagine she didn't scream, so maybe somebody heard it but couldn't see them? Just horrible for her, and her husband.

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    In the second photo, she looks like she is looking across the road or has turned to her right slightly, or is it just my tired eyes.

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    no problem Zwiebel.

    The DNA tests are very encouraging news.

    Really odd she was in the park walking her dog, 40 minutes earlier and had returned home at 10pm to then come back out again in that attire at 22:30.

    The eye-witness (Hugh Devlin) who said they saw a hooded person in the park at 1:40am is also very chilling.

    Incidentally Hugh was quoted in a newspaper article about another murder in Cranhill earlier this year.

    http://cached.newslookup.com/cached....4&t=1372057190


    Hopefully due to having a DNA sample of the murderer, it's not long left till they are caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonghost View Post
    no problem Zwiebel.

    The DNA tests are very encouraging news.

    Really odd she was in the park walking her dog, 40 minutes earlier and had returned home at 10pm to then come back out again in that attire at 22:30.

    The eye-witness (Hugh Devlin) who said they saw a hooded person in the park at 1:40am is also very chilling.

    Incidentally Hugh was quoted in a newspaper article about another murder in Cranhill earlier this year.

    http://cached.newslookup.com/cached....4&t=1372057190

    Hopefully due to having a DNA sample of the murderer, it's not long left till they are caught.
    Makes me think that perhaps she was settled for the night, then someone asked her to meet them, hence why she popped out again in her pyjamas - someone she knew well enough to feel comfortable to be meeting them dressed like that?

    Can't think what for though - someone wanting to borrow money? Or maybe someone tricked her into meeting them - asking for help or pretending that a family member was hurt or something. Perhaps she took the dog along for piece of mind as it was late and dark.

    If she usually took her dog out at the same time each night, perhaps someone had tried to "bump into her" during the first dog walk, but missed her and asked her to come back?

    For her and the dog to have been left shut in the play area is significant to me, as the dog would have likely been there when she was attacked. So it must be someone the dog is familiar with, or surely it would have made a lot of noise and attacked the killer.

    I have a German shepherd who is almost 9 years old, and she will still bark and growl extremely aggressively is someone she doesn't know comes to the door, and even strain to approach them, so no matter what age the lady's dog was, I would have expected it to show some form of defending its owner, and certainly made a lot of noise. Unless of course, it was completely comfortable with the attacker, despite what he/she was doing

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonghost View Post
    Really odd she was in the park walking her dog, 40 minutes earlier and had returned home at 10pm to then come back out again in that attire at 22:30.
    Yes, I thought this was bizarre too. Makes me wonder if someone "lured" her there to meet. Or maybe she thought she'd dropped something during the walk and so was just popping back out in her pyjamas to look for it.

    I certainly would've expected the dog to put up some sort of a fight or at least bark up a storm while all this was going on. The park doesn't look huge on Google maps so I'd expect someone would hear a dog going crazy. If this wasn't the case then I'd certainly be looking quite close to home.

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