HALIFAX – Halifax Regional Police allege Christopher Garnier dealt with Catherine Campbell’s body in a “cavalier” manner.
Twenty-seven year-old Garnier is charged with second degree murder and indecently interfering with a dead human body. The accused lives in Clayton Park on Chadwick Place.
“We’ve laid that charge because of the cavalier way that Miss Campbell’s body was disposed of,” said Supt. Jim Perrin, at a Thursday press conference.
Police said they believe 36 year-old Campbell was killed in the early hours of Sept. 11. Her body was found under the on-ramp to the Macdonald Bridge, beside Barrington Street, just after midnight on Sept. 16.
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Police believe Campbell and Garnier met at a downtown bar in the early hours of Sept. 11, said Supt. Perrin. He said police are still investigating whether the two met that night or previously knew each other. On Wednesday, police said they believed the two were acquainted but didn’t know the nature of the relationship or how long they had known each other.
Police appeal for witnesses to come forward
Anyone who witnessed a man pushing or pulling a green bin, around 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 is asked to contact police of Crime Stoppers. Police believe the accused walked along Agricola Street, North Street, and Barrington Street with the green bin, said Supt. Perrin. He was wearing a t-shirt and shorts.
WATCH: Garnier arrives for court appearance in connection with death of Catherine Campbell.
“We’re asking the public if anyone saw a male pushing the green bin to call police because we believe evidence was in the green bin.”
No details were given about what was in the green bin, however, Campbell’s body was found near the intersection of Barrington Street and North Street.