Campbell death remains a mystery

ESCANABA – It’s been three years since the body of Adam Gerald Campbell was found in a burning car in an Escanaba neighborhood. The investigation into his unexplained death remains open.

During the past three years, police have continued to receive tips in connection with the circumstances surrounding the death of Campbell, 26, of Escanaba, but no clue has closed the case.

“We follow up on every tip we get,” said Escanaba Public Safety Det. Lt. Darin Hunter earlier this week.

Campbell’s body was found while firefighters were extinguishing a car fire on the 300 block of South 19th Street at 3:30 a.m. on April 9, 2011. Campbell was inside the vehicle, which was not his.

The cause of his death was determined following an autopsy and lab tests but police have not released that information due to the ongoing investigation.

Evidence accounted for Campbell’s whereabouts during the night except for the last hour before the car fire, said police. He was last seen leaving a tavern on the 1100 block of Ludington Street at 2:30 a.m. that Saturday.

According to family, two months before his death, Campbell had moved from Marquette to return to Escanaba to work and live closer to his son.

Anyone with information that might assist police in the cold case is asked to contact Escanaba Public Safety at (906) 786-5911 or call the Crimestoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-8477.

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