Adoptive son arrested in 2010 cold case murders of parents

Posted at 6:54 AM, July 13, 2021 and last updated 1:39 PM, June 20, 2023

By Ivy Brown, Court TV

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.  — A man has been arrested in the 2010 cold case murders of his adoptive parents in Tennessee.

William Roger Campbell, 63, is accused of murdering William Campbell and Ina Campbell on January 29, 2010.

This July 10, 2021, booking photo provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Tenn. shows William Roger Campbell, who is accused of murdering his elderly adoptive parents in 2010. (Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Tenn.)

Neighbor Daniel Champagne found the elderly couple dead in their beds from a single gunshot wound to the head, according to local news. The home had also been ransacked.

Authorities always suspected the couple knew their killer since neighbors didn’t hear any disturbances or their dogs barking.

Clarksville police Detective Keenan Carlton told local news a recent review of the cold case led them to the couple’s son.

A grand jury indicted Campbell in June. He was arrested at his Georgia home on two counts of first-degree felony murder, and extradited to Tenn., in July.

WTVF in Nashville contributed to this report.