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Catherine Campbell death a homicide


Police confirm they have found the remains of Catherine Campbell and are treating her death as a homicide. A suspect is in custody.

At 12:10 a.m. officers assigned to the Central Quick Response Unit located female human remains in an area east of Barrington Street at North Street. While an autopsy is scheduled for later today, investigators in the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division believe the remains to be those of 36-year-old Catherine Campbell and are treating her death as a homicide.

She was a Constable with the Truro Police Service who was reported missing on Monday, September 14 by her employer when she failed to show up for work. Initially, police reported that Catherine was last seen at her Windmill Road address, however, the investigation has since revealed that she attended a bar in downtown Halifax in the early morning hours of Sept. 11.

Investigators in the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have a male suspect in custody in connection with Catherine Campbell’s death. The 27-year-old Halifax man was arrested at 1:20 a.m. in Clayton Park and is being questioned. The investigation is on-going and we ask anyone with information about the death of Catherine Campbell to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

"As I write this it breaks my heart, we have found Catherine," Amy Campbell Garneau wrote. "My family would like to thank everyone who sent out prayers, hope, and support during this time. My sister has gone home to be with the angels."

Wednesday morning, Dwight Campbell said he'd remember his daughter well.

“She was a very liked girl," he said.

“She loved her job. She never missed a day, she was going to work in snowstorms and everything else.”

She was a constable with the Truro Police Service, joining in 2009 just after graduating from the Atlantic Police Academy.

She volunteered with the Stellarton Fire Department for 10 years, and her father, Dwight Campbell, is the current fire chief.

Truro Police Service Chief David MacNeil sent out a press release Wednesday morning.

“The Truro Police Service is devastated given the tragic passing of Const. Catherine Campbell,” the release reads. “No words can express how deeply this loss is impacting our service.”

MacNeil said the constable was a “phenomenal person” and “outstanding police officer.”

“Her loss is felt by the entire community, and we thank you all for your support and kind words.”

The chief said the police have been assisting the Halifax Regional Police in the investigation, and delivered the news of her passing to her family.

“Telling them about Catherine’s death was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done as chief of police,” he said.

“On behalf of the Truro Police Service, we extend our deepest sympathies to Catherine’s family and friends. We grieve with them on this profound loss.”

During her line of duty, Campbell looked out for all in distress – and not just humans.

This past June, she responded to a call at Kiwanis Park of an injured bird.

A belted kingfisher ended up with a fishing line tied around its wing while fishing.

Campbell climbed the tree to assist with the rescue.

Campbell said Tuesday his daughter loved her job, but failed to report to work Monday morning. He also said he’s sure she wouldn’t have taken off without telling anyone.

“She’d never do that without telling her mother or me. She’s not that type. She takes everything too seriously.”

On Tuesday, members of the Millbrook RCMP attended the Truro Police Service and, with the assistance of members there, hung a yellow ribbon on the tree in front of the station. The ribbon is a symbol of belief and hope that those missing will return home safely.

She had lived in Stellarton until a few months ago, when she moved to Dartmouth.

At 12:10 a.m. officers assigned to the Central Quick Response Unit located female human remains in an area east of Barrington Street at North Street. While an autopsy is scheduled for later today, investigators in the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division believe the remains to be those of 36-year-old Catherine Campbell and are treating her death as a homicide.

She was a Constable with the Truro Police Service who was reported missing on Monday, September 14 by her employer when she failed to show up for work. Initially, police reported that Catherine was last seen at her Windmill Road address, however, the investigation has since revealed that she attended a bar in downtown Halifax in the early morning hours of Sept. 11.

Investigators in the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have a male suspect in custody in connection with Catherine Campbell’s death. The 27-year-old Halifax man was arrested at 1:20 a.m. in Clayton Park and is being questioned. The investigation is on-going and we ask anyone with information about the death of Catherine Campbell to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

"As I write this it breaks my heart, we have found Catherine," Amy Campbell Garneau wrote. "My family would like to thank everyone who sent out prayers, hope, and support during this time. My sister has gone home to be with the angels."

Wednesday morning, Dwight Campbell said he'd remember his daughter well.

“She was a very liked girl," he said.

“She loved her job. She never missed a day, she was going to work in snowstorms and everything else.”

She was a constable with the Truro Police Service, joining in 2009 just after graduating from the Atlantic Police Academy.

She volunteered with the Stellarton Fire Department for 10 years, and her father, Dwight Campbell, is the current fire chief.

Truro Police Service Chief David MacNeil sent out a press release Wednesday morning.

“The Truro Police Service is devastated given the tragic passing of Const. Catherine Campbell,” the release reads. “No words can express how deeply this loss is impacting our service.”

MacNeil said the constable was a “phenomenal person” and “outstanding police officer.”

“Her loss is felt by the entire community, and we thank you all for your support and kind words.”

The chief said the police have been assisting the Halifax Regional Police in the investigation, and delivered the news of her passing to her family.

“Telling them about Catherine’s death was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done as chief of police,” he said.

“On behalf of the Truro Police Service, we extend our deepest sympathies to Catherine’s family and friends. We grieve with them on this profound loss.”

During her line of duty, Campbell looked out for all in distress – and not just humans.

This past June, she responded to a call at Kiwanis Park of an injured bird.

A belted kingfisher ended up with a fishing line tied around its wing while fishing.

Campbell climbed the tree to assist with the rescue.

Campbell said Tuesday his daughter loved her job, but failed to report to work Monday morning. He also said he’s sure she wouldn’t have taken off without telling anyone.

“She’d never do that without telling her mother or me. She’s not that type. She takes everything too seriously.”

On Tuesday, members of the Millbrook RCMP attended the Truro Police Service and, with the assistance of members there, hung a yellow ribbon on the tree in front of the station. The ribbon is a symbol of belief and hope that those missing will return home safely.

She had lived in Stellarton until a few months ago, when she moved to Dartmouth.

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