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Man accused of killing Guilford Co. girlfriend makes court appearance; held with no bond

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Accused killer, Anthony Campbell, showed no emotion as prosecutors read the charges against him Thursday.

Investigators say Campbell, 53, shot and stabbed his girlfriend, Joyce Price Eaton, to death on June 11. Landscapers found her body in a ditch on AT&T Drive.

Eaton’s brother was also at the hearing to urge the judge to keep Campbell behind bars.

The judge agreed to hold Campbell at the Guilford County Jail with no bond until his next court date.

Investigators say Campbell and Eaton had been in a relationship for several months. However, Campbell is reportedly married to another woman who he lives with in Mocksville. Sheriff BJ Barnes says Campbell is self-employed and a father of three.

Eaton’s body was found in a ditch by landscapers on the side of AT&T Road. She had been shot and had several stab wounds around her neck, according to police. Authorities believe her body had been there 15-20 hours.

The following day, Eaton’s family had reported her missing when she didn’t return home from work.

Detectives reportedly used Campbell’s phone records to connect him to the crime.

Barnes says Campbell’s phone records also show he was in Hillsborough, which is where Eaton’s car was discovered by Orange County sheriff’s deputies.

Barnes says Campbell does not have a criminal history or history of violence. Detectives believe the suspect acted alone.

“As far as motive, we feel there is probably love, probably greed, and most definitely deceit involved in what caused this to occur,” Barnes said.


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