Some news this morning on Julia Campbell, the friend I mentioned in an earlier post who was killed while working as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines. AP this morning says:
Police are looking for a man who may have been involved in the death of a U.S.
Peace Corps volunteer in a mountainous tourist area in the northern Philippines, officials said Thursday. Regional police chief Raul Gonzales said that a witness claimed he saw a man in the area of the shallow grave in Banaue township where Julia Campbell’s body was found on Wednesday, 10 days after she went missing. Police suspect foul play. (Here’s a Google News search to find this and other updates.)
People, in their blogs, in print and in a some e-mails I got, have shared wonderful memories of Julia. (I linked to some blogs at bottom of this previous post.) They talk a lot about her tenacity as a journalist and her sly humor and good heart as a person, how sometimes people on the beat would underestimate Julia because of her smile and slight figure physique. I felt extra heartbreak this morning when one friend emailed about how Julia still knew there was so much life to be lived. (Her Peace Corps time was winding down and she was planning on grad school back in New York City.)
I’m told a memorial likely would take place in next two weeks. I’ll post it or link from here when I find out.