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Cranhill Park murder: Jean Campbell violently attacked

Jean Campbell
Image caption Mrs Campbell's body was found in Cranhill Park on Saturday morning

A woman who was murdered in a park in Glasgow was subjected to an extremely violent attack, police have said.

The body of Jean Campbell, 53, was found in Cranhill Park, off Edinburgh Road, at about 07:40 on Saturday.

Police said Mrs Campbell was last seen on CCTV walking her German Shepherd dog towards the park at about 22:30 on Friday.

They revealed that Mrs Campbell's body had been found by her husband, who had gone out to look for her.

Det Ch Insp Colin Carey told BBC Scotland detectives were keeping an open mind as to why she was attacked and would not say if anything had been stolen from her.

He said: "Jean had suffered a particularly violent attack which has led to this murder investigation.

"She was local to the area, she was a wife, a mother. Her family are distraught."

He said Mrs Campbell used to go to the park with her dog Kai on a regular basis, sometimes twice or three times on an evening.

Det Ch Insp Carey said CCTV had shown her in Bellrock Street, heading towards the park at about 22:30.

He urged anyone who saw her near the park between then and 07:40 on Saturday to contact police.

"However insignificant you feel that information might be please come forward," he said.

"We need the people of Cranhill to come forward. We are determined to find out what happened to Jean."

Officers are examining CCTV footage and carrying out door-to-door inquiries in the area and the detective said there were a "vast" amount of forensic examinations taking place.

Police have set up an incident room and are carrying out extra patrols in the area.

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