Reports: Robbery – Killing ‘seen’ in Julia Campbell death

April 19, 2007 at 10:42 am Leave a comment

Police in the Philippines have a ‘witness’ in protective custody in the regional command base of the PNP in Ifugao. The witness is believed to have knowledge of suspects or suspect inwho may be able to say exactly how Peace Corps Volunteer Julia Campbell died. Police manhunt launched for suspect in Campbell slay

local blogger – from the ‘Bondocs’ speaks about the risks faced by othrs in the area including a famous antropologist in the 1990’s who succumbed to a bad fall…

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PGMA extends RP’s full cooperation in Campbell’s death probe
 

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is extending the Philippine government’s “full cooperation” in the United States ongoing investigation on the circumstances that led to the death of US Peace Corps volunteer Julia Campbell.

Press Secretary and concurrent Presidential Spokesperson Ignacio R. Bunye said in a statement this morning the President “is saddened” by the death of the Peace Corps worker.

“The President is saddened by the death of Campbell and the government is extending its full cooperation to the US authorities in investigating the circumstances that led to it,” Bunye said.

“It is unfortunate that a committed and selfless person, who has, based on the work she has done in Sorsogon, obviously grown to love our country, met a tragic end here,” he added.

Campbell’s body was found Wednesday buried in a shallow grave at a dry creek in Barangay Batad, Ifugao, by one of the 40 locals who volunteered to locate Campbell after she was last seen on April 8 in a hilly area of Barangay Batad.

Campbell, who was from Fairfax, Virginia, was among the 137 US Peace Corps volunteers in the Philippines. She was a journalist for the New York Times and other various newspapers for 15 years when she decided to leave her job after the Sept. 11 World Trade Center bombing.

She served in ecological and educational projects in Southern Luzon since March 2005. Her latest assignment was in Sorsogon in the Bicol region, particularly in projects for the typhoon Reming’s victims.

So far, more than 8,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served the country since 1961, making the Philippines one of the oldest Peace Corps program beneficiaries in the world.

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