Three years later, Wanda Campbell's killer still on loose

By: Morgan Lentes Email
By: Morgan Lentes Email

HAZARD, Ky (WYMT) - Those close to Wanda Campbell tell WYMT she was a person worth knowing. Her youngest sister Bertha Gay said she did not have an enemy in the world.

"She was just a good sister and a good person," said Gay.

That is why her fate was something sister Louise Couch never expected.

"We found your sister murdered, you know, we could not comprehend what happened," said Couch.

Someone killed Wanda and her second* husband, well-known Hazard businessman Roy Campbell back on November 26, 2010. They were found in their Perry County home. More than three years later, that is still about all these sisters know.

"That is the worst tragedy that I believe a person can go through is to have someone real close to you murdered and not knowing who did it," said Couch.

The family said one of the hardest questions is why this happened at all.

"It is kind of like she was at the wrong place at the wrong time. There would have never been a thought entered our mind that she would die being murdered, shot in the head, you know? That would have never entered our mind," said Gay.

Kentucky State Police are investigating the case. To help, relatives put up a billboard along the Hal Rogers Parkway near Hyden. They hope displaying Wanda's face will spark a memory in someone.

"We do not want people to forget. we know we are not going to forget and we do not want everybody else to forget," said Gay.

Couch said they continue to keep faith that the answers they long for are still out there.

"The people did not kill themselves. Somebody killed them and they know who they are," said Couch.

Gay adds that finding her sister's murderer will allow they to cope with the situation in a new way.

"If we bring somebody to justice, it is not going to bring our sister back. She is gone, you know? But it might make the hurt a little bit lighter to know okay, you caused her to be gone and now you are where you should be," said Gay.

If you have any information that could help investigators in this case, you are asked to call the KSP Post 13 in Hazard at 606-435-6069.

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