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Update: Boyfriend of murdered OSU student a habitual offender

Update- More details have been released about the night OSU student Heather Campbell was killed.

According to The Lantern, Campbell and her boyfriend Kyle Lafferty moved in together in August after eight months of dating. Lafferty had just graduated from a prestigious naval engineering school.

It had been over 24 hours since Campbell’s best friend had heard from her which raised some concern. Upon entry of the couple’s apartment, the friend found Campbell and Lafferty’s bodies on the floor.

Police believe Lafferty used a handgun to shoot Campbell and then turned it on himself.

A neighbor across the hall suspected something was off when the couple’s new golden retriever puppy was whimpering, not barking.

Police were also called to the couple’s apartment the night before after a neighborhood called in concerned about extreme arguing followed by three gunshots. Police showed up soon after the call, knocked on the door, then left after they didn’t receive an answer.

The police incident report listed Lafferty as a “habitual offender.”

Visit The Lantern for more information.


09/18/2017  8:27am- An Ohio State student and her boyfriend are dead after what police believe to be a murder-suicide in north Columbus.

The victims were Heather Campbell (22) and Kyle Lafferty (25).

Police were called to Taylor House Luxury Community around 2:30am Sunday morning by a friend of Campbell’s.

NBC4i reports that the friend was the one who found the bodies and that it appears Lafferty used a gun to murder Campbell and then turned it on himself.

Campbell was a student at Ohio State University. They released the following statement:

“We are heartbroken to learn about this tragedy. Heather Campbell was a psychology major from Strongsville. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this incredibly difficult time. Counseling is available for those students in our community who need support by calling 614-292-5766.”

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