Wanted Fugitive Found Deceased

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On Tuesday, August 20th, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office responded to an area south of Meadow Creek Reservoir on a report of a deceased subject in a vehicle. Upon their arrival, deputies located a green Subaru station wagon with a hose leading from the exhaust into the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The body of a male subject in an advanced stage of decomposition was located inside the vehicle.

The Grand County Coroner’s Office also responded to the scene along with the East Grand Fire Department. The deceased was later identified as Kenneth M. Campbell, Age 43. Evidence inside the vehicle revealed that Campbell had been deceased for nearly a year. His cause of death will be listed as suicide.

The discovery of Campbell’s body closes year-long investigation into his whereabouts. In September, 2018 the Fraser Winter Park Police Department sought and obtained an arrest warrant for Campbell, charging him with Sexual Assault on a Child as well as several other associated felonies, all of which resulted from an investigation that was initiated in August, 2018.

While Campbell was living in Fraser at the time of the initial report, he disappeared shortly thereafter. His last known location was in Park County, but neither his friends nor family heard from him after that time. With assistance from the US Marshall’s Office, the Fraser Winter Park Police Department obtained numerous search warrants for Campbell’s phone and social media accounts, but had no luck in locating him.

“Given the trauma he inflicted on his victim, we are saddened that Campbell will not ever be held accountable for his actions through our justice system,” said Chief Glen Trainor. “However, his death also ensures our victim will not have to be re-traumatized through what most likely would have been a very long and drawn out court process.”

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