Catherine Campbell’s remains were found at 12:10 a.m. on September 16. The accused, 27-year-old Christopher Calvin Garnier of Halifax, was arrested at 1:20 a.m. the same morning. Garnier faces charge of second degree murder and indecently interfering with a dead human body. The latter charge pertains to the cavalier disposal of Catherine’s remains.
As part of the on-going investigation, investigators are looking to speak to anyone who may have seen the accused pushing or pulling a green bin on Agricola, North and/or Barrington Streets around 4:30 a.m. on September 11. The accused is described as a white man who was wearing shorts and a t-shirt at the time. Anyone with information is asked to call 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.
“Our thoughts continue to be with Catherine’s family, friends and colleagues. Whenever a death happens in our policing community, we can’t help but be affected. The extended police family and the communities we serve are mourning this tragic loss,” says Supt. Jim Perrin, Officer-in-Charge of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.
In Catherine’s honour and out of respect for the Truro Police Service, Halifax Regional Police is flying the flag of the Town of Truro outside of its headquarters. HRP also has a book of condolences at Police Headquarters, 1975 Gottingen Street, for its employees and citizens to sign until end of day on Monday, September 21. The book will be given to Chief David MacNeil of the Truro Police Service.