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Cranhill Park murder: Police appeal to Facebook users

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

Police investigating the murder of a woman in a Glasgow park are using social media to help find her killer.

The body of 53-year-old Jean Campbell's body was found by her husband in Cranhill Park on 14 December.

She had been walking her German Shepherd dog when she was attacked.

Police are asking 200,000 Facebook users in the Glasgow area for help. A reward of £5,000 is also being offered by the Crimestoppers charity for information which leads to an arrest.

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

'DNA samples'

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

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

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.

Her German shepherd dog Kai was found in the park.

Image copyright Police handout
Image caption Police previous released a CCTV image of Mrs Campbell walking her dog

Det Ch Insp Colin Carey, from Police Scotland's major investigation team, said: "It has now been a month since the death of Mrs Campbell.

"Christmas and New Year was a very difficult time for her family and friends.

"Social media is an excellent way to reach thousands of people who can sometimes be hard to reach so we are keen to exploit this opportunity to obtain more information regarding her murder."

The online appeal will be highlighted in people's newsfeed when they log into their Facebook account.

Det Ch Insp Carey added: "I really do believe that there is someone out there who is either harbouring the person responsible or knows who is responsible but has not come forward to police. This can of course be for a number of reasons, fear or intimidation being the most obvious.

"If you have information but do not wish to approach the police directly, then please call Crimestoppers, who are offering a reward of up to £5,000, where you do not have to give any personal details. We also have a dedicated email address that you can contact without saying who you are."

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