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'It's yesterday for us' | Family hopeful 35-year-old cold case will be solved with key information

It's a story that's been unsolved for 35 years, but a few key pieces of information are giving police new leads about what may have happened to Elizabeth.

Melissa Guz

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Published: 7:19 PM CDT April 25, 2023
Updated: 12:45 PM CDT April 26, 2023

The night Elizabeth Ann Campbell went missing on April 25, 1988 was the night Sam Soon Campbell's world became incomplete.

"I don't know what I did, but maybe [God] is punishing me," the 88-year-old mother said, tormented with not knowing what happened to her youngest daughter on this day 35 years ago.

"I miss her so much, every single day. Thirty-five years," she said as she started to cry, placing her head in her hands. "I think about why? Why happen?"

Those are questions investigators haven't been able to answer throughout all of these years.

"It's been painful to be honest with you just to see their pain," said Lt. Kevin Miller with the Copperas Cove Police Department (CCPD). "It's hard and every time you spend time with them, you just want to, you want to make that pain go away."

Despite all these years, Sam Soon said she will never quit looking for her daughter.

"I know there's a 50/50 chance she's not alive. I know that," Sam Soon said. "Still, I have to try."

Credit: KCEN
Sam Soon Campbell cries when she asks what happened to her youngest child, Elizabeth Campbell, 35 years ago.

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