Mawson murder investigators want taxi passenger to come forward

Murdered taxi driver Frank Campbell

ACT Policing detectives investigating the murder of Francis Campbell, 45 of Mawson last Monday (May 2) are looking for a woman whom they believe could help them with their investigation.

Detective Acting Superintendent Brett McCann said today police are seeking a woman who was at the Bradley Street, Phillip taxi rank between 4.30-5.00pm on Sunday (May 1).

“We are trying to locate this person,” said Det A/g Supt McCann. “She is described as being aged in her 40s, with red hair, and at the time, she had a shopping trolley with her at the taxi rank.

“We are very keen that this woman contacts police so we can speak with her. She can contact us through either Crime Stoppers on 1 800 333 000 or through Police Assistance on 131 444,” he added.

Police and ACT Ambulance officers were dispatched to a flat in Wilkins Street shortly after 3am a week ago following a 000 phone call. Upon arrival, police found the body of a man and immediately established a crime scene. AFP Forensic specialists concluded their search of the flat yesterday, gathering further evidence for the investigators.

Detectives also have expanded their investigation to an area well beyond the immediate vicinity of the crime scene. They are hopeful of finding evidence associated with the murder in their expanded search.

Police are urging anyone who heard any suspicious noises in and around the Wilkins Street complex, and/or who saw any suspicious activity late Sunday (May 1) and through to the early hours of Monday (May 2), to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.