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Cranhill Park murder: CCTV images of Jean Campbell released

CCTV image of Mrs Campbell
Image caption Police hope the CCTV image of Mrs Campbell walking her dog will generate information for the murder inquiry

Police investigating the murder of a woman in a Glasgow park have released CCTV images of her walking her dog before she was killed.

The body of Jean Campbell, 53, was found by her husband in Cranhill Park, at about 07:40 on 14 December.

The CCTV images show Mrs Campbell walking her German Shepherd dog in Bellrock Street, towards the park, at about 22:30 the previous night.

A reward of up to £5,000 has been offered for help in finding her killer.

Det Ch Insp Colin Carey, of Police Scotland, said a dedicated team of highly experienced detectives was working round-the-clock on the inquiry.

'Brutal murder'

"Despite previous media appeals and a scene revisit on the evening of Friday 20 December we have still to identify a motive for this brutal murder," he said.

"We are issuing a CCTV image of Jean Campbell which was captured at 2230 hours on Friday 13 December as she was walking along Bellrock Street in the direction of Cranhill Park with her German Shepherd dog Kai.

Image caption Mrs Campbell's body was found in Cranhill Park by her husband

"She was wearing a black three-quarter length jacket and light coloured trousers. This is the last known sighting of Jean Campbell."

Det Ch Insp Carey urged anyone who remembered seeing Mrs Campbell or recognised her from the images to get in touch "as a matter of urgency".

"The person responsible for this crime may have sustained minor injuries to their face or body and may be acting out of character," he said.

"There is a possibility their clothing may be dirty or stained with muck or grass and again I would ask if anyone who has any suspicions regarding friends, neighbours or family members who came home late on the evening of Friday 13 December or early hours of Saturday 14 December with unexplained injuries or dirt stained clothing to contact the police."

Additional police patrols have been operating in the area since Mrs Campbell's murder.

Meanwhile, the Crimestoppers charity is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for help in finding her killer.

A spokesman said: "This is a tragic ordeal for the family of Jean to have to go through and they deserve answers as to why this has happened and who is responsible.

"The person or people who committed this murder should not be allowed to get away with their actions, and for this reason we would urge anyone with information to come forward and contact Crimestoppers anonymously, safe in the knowledge nobody will ever know you spoke to us."

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