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Cranhill Park murder: Crimewatch calls on Jean Campbell death

Jean Campbell Image copyright Police handout
Image caption Mrs Campbell's body was found in Cranhill Park by her husband

Police say they have received a number of calls about the murder of a woman in a Glasgow park after an appeal was made on the BBC's Crimewatch programme.

CCTV images of Jean Campbell in a local shop and walking her dog were broadcast on Wednesday night's show.

The 53-year-old's body was found in Cranhill Park on 14 December.

Police said a Facebook appeal last week generated a positive response with 16,000 people looking for more details on the case on the force's website.

Mrs Campbell was killed some time after 22:30 on 13 December, police have said.

She was found the following morning by her husband when he returned from a night shift.

CCTV footage

Her German shepherd dog Kai was found in the park.

Police have previously released CCTV images showing Mrs Campbell walking her dog in Bellrock Street, towards the park.

She was wearing pyjama bottoms and a black, three-quarter length jacket with a hood.

The images, taken on the night she is believed to have died, were broadcast on Crimewatch on Wednesday, along with footage of Mrs Campbell from earlier that day in a local shop.

Image copyright Police handout
Image caption The Crimewatch appeal showed CCTV images of Mrs Campbell walking her dog
Image caption CCTV images of Mrs Campbell in a local shop were also shown on Crimewatch

Last week, detectives posted an appeal for help on the Police Scotland Facebook page.

The force said this resulted in an additional 151,000 people in the Glasgow area seeing the appeal and prompted 16,000 to check for further details on the Police Scotland website.

'Nothing ignored'

Det Ch Insp Colin Carey, who is leading the inquiry, said: "Our Facebook appeal was about awareness and making sure the appeal gets to as wide an audience as possible.

Image caption Police are distributing leaflets appealing for information about Mrs Campbell's death

"The response to this appeal, and indeed for all of our appeals, has been positive. People are very keen to help officers solve this crime.

"All the information we get is followed up by the team of detectives involved in this inquiry with support for local officers. Nothing passed to officers will be ignored."

Det Ch Insp Carey said door-to-door inquiries were continuing in the Cranhill area and leaflets, which include details of a £5,000 reward offered by the Crimestoppers charity, were being distributed.

Additional officers are also patrolling the area to offer reassurance to people in the local community and an incident caravan is in place near to Cranhill Park in Bellrock Street.

Despite extensive inquiries and more than 1,000 DNA samples being taken from local people, detectives have yet to find who killed Mrs Campbell or why.

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