No leads in Campbell death

ESCANABA – Two years ago this week, the body of 26-year-old Adam Campbell was found in a burning vehicle in Escanaba. The police investigation into his unexplained death remains open.

“There are no new leads in the case. We’re still looking at it,” said Escanaba Public Safety Det. Lt. Darin Hunter on Thursday.

While putting out a car fire at 3:30 a.m. on April 9, 2011, Escanaba Public Safety firefighters found Campbell’s body inside the vehicle parked on South 19th Street.

An autopsy and lab tests were performed on the body and the cause of Campbell’s death has been determined. Police are not releasing this information because of the on-going investigation.

Police determined the owner of the car which Campbell’s body was found inside, but it is unknown what caused the vehicle fire.

Campbell had moved from Marquette to return to Escanaba to work and live closer to his son two months before his death, according to his mother, Carolyn Hilling, who said she thinks of her son every day.

In a recent telephone interview, Campbell’s mother said a conviction would help bring closure for her though she doesn’t know if she could ever get over her son’s death.

Anyone with information which might assist police in the investigation is asked to contact Escanaba Public Safety at (906) 786-5911.

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Jenny Lancour, (906) 786-2021, ext. 143,