Father of murdered OSU student wants answers regarding police response


Twenty-year-old Heather Campbell, a former Navy Officer turned Ohio State student, was found dead in her north Columbus apartment off Olentangy River Road and Bethel Road early Sunday morning.

According to police reports, a neighbor called 911 at 2:34 a.m. claiming she heard three gunshots. She told the 911 dispatcher she also heard a couple arguing.

Caller: "I heard extreme arguing, I heard loud banging and it was terrifying and I said to my boyfriend that sounds like domestic violence you need to go downstairs."

Police later identified the other victim as 25-year-old Kyle Lafferty. The two met while serving in the Navy according to Campbell's father.

An autopsy showed Campbell was shot once in the stomach and once in the cheek.

Campbell's father, Joe Bronczyk, is demanding answers into the shooting after learning Columbus Police officers left the apartment without searching it after the 911 call.

It wasn't until 24-hours later, that one of Campbell's friends discovered both bodies on the kitchen floor of the apartment. She told dispatchers the door was unlocked.

"I want answers to everything I want every stone unturned I want to know how long my daughter could have lived with that fatal shot," Bronczyk said.

According to Columbus Police, when officers first arrived at the apartment they banged on the door with a baton, but no one answered. Officers then called back to dispatch to see if anyone else had heard three shots fired. No one had.

A police spokesperson said officers did not know any details about a couple arguing, yet it's noted on the caller information sheet.

So why didn't police enter the apartment? The Division says it's up to officer discretion.

A page for Campbell has been set up on GoFundMe.