Homicide investigators in the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a man in connection with the homicide of Catherine Campbell.
At 12:10 a.m. on September 16, officers assigned to the Central Quick Response Unit located female human remains in a wooded area east of Barrington Street at North Street. An autopsy conducted yesterday confirmed the remains to be those of 36-year-old Catherine Campbell. Catherine 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 September 11.
At 1:20 a.m. on September 16, investigators arrested a male suspect during a traffic stop in Clayton Park in connection with Catherine’s death. Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Calvin Garnier of Halifax has been charged with second degree murder and indecently interfering with a dead human body and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today.
Our thoughts remain with Catherine’s family, friends and colleagues. We’re hopeful that the charges laid today provide some level of comfort during this extremely difficult time.
Anyone with information about the murder of Catherine Campbell who has yet to speak with investigators is asked to call 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.