District Attorney
District Attorney

Dave Stevenson

(530) 303-2411

District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the release of a new cold case homicide video regarding the “Mother’s Day Murder” of 16 year old Jenny Claire Campbell in early May, 1981.

Jenny was last heard from in the early morning hours of May 10, 1981, when she called her mother and told her she was on her way home. Ten hours later the body of Jenny Claire Campbell was found in a remote area off of Salmon Falls Road by two hunters.

The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office is committed to bringing justice to victims, no matter how long ago the crime occurred. The Cold Case Homicide Task Force will continue to follow up on new leads, investigate evidence utilizing all available resources, and never forget the victims and their families regardless how long it takes.

The District Attorney’s Office is seeking the assistance of the public in helping to resolve this cold case homicide. The cold case homicide video is available on the El Dorado County District Attorney Facebook page at and on their website at