Detectives investigating the murder of a grandmother whose body was found in a Glasgow park have renewed their appeal for the public to help them catch the killer exactly six months on from the brutal crime.
Jean Campbell, 53, was last seen heading towards Cranhill Park while walking her dog within sight of her home in the east end of Glasgow on Friday December 13.
Her body was discovered the next morning by her husband who, on returning from his night shift, realised she was not home and went to look for her.
Police said she had suffered a particularly violent attack.
Despite several public appeals and a reconstruction on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme, officers are still appealing to the public for their help.
DCI Colin Carey, the officer in charge of the investigation for Police Scotland, said: “Jean’s family are devastated by the loss of their wife, mother and grandmother and they deserve answers.”
Over the past six months, officers have taken over 1,500 DNA samples and carried out house-to-house inquiries, but the case remains unsolved.
The Crimestoppers charity has offered a reward of up to £5,000 for information that leads to a conviction.
Mr Carey said: “I would like to reassure Jean’s family and friends and the community of Cranhill that this is still very much a live investigation with a team of dedicated officers working on the case.
“Although six months have passed I remain confident that we will find out what happened to Jean and the motive behind her murder.
“We still need the public to help us. I would ask anyone who was in or around Cranhill Park on Friday December 13 and has not yet spoken to police to contact the incident room as soon as possible.
“As I have said before, please do not assume that we know what you know or that someone else will have given us the information you have.”
The incident room can be contacted on 0141 532 4191, while the Crimestoppers number is 0800 555 111.