#HOMICIDE- FORT MOHAVE
MCSO PRESS RELEASE ~November 22, 2019
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested Daniel Joseph Campbell, 55 of Rochester, MN, for 2nd Degree Murder per Domestic Violence. On Wednesday (11/20) at approximately 6PM, deputies responded to the area of Boundary Cone Rd. and Highway 95 in Fort Mohave for a welfare check. An out-of-state reporting party advised that she had received a call from her friend’s boyfriend, telling her that her friend had overdosed on illegal drugs. The reporting party advised the victim was not breathing and they were located in a vehicle at the side of the road. Deputies responded to the area and found the victim, Amy Johanna Berg, 40 of Rochester, MN, was unresponsive and called for medical to respond. Berg was unable to be revived and was declared deceased. Campbell, Berg’s boyfriend, was questioned in regards to the alleged overdose, and he advised deputies that he and Berg were travelling across the country in their vehicle and had stayed at a hotel in Kingman the night prior. Campbell advised that Berg had purchased illegal drugs from an unknown subject and while driving in the area of Boundary Cone and Highway 95, Berg claimed she was not feeling well and stopped the vehicle. Campbell claimed Berg began overdosing and he attempted to begin CPR on her. Detectives responded to the scene and began investigating, however no obvious signs of foul play were observed inside the vehicle or to the victim’s body. The vehicle was towed from the scene for further investigation and Campbell was released from the scene.
Detectives were contacted on Thursday (11/21) by the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office, who advised they had just concluded the autopsy of Amy Berg. The Medical Examiner advised he had observed blunt force trauma to the skull and signs of strangulation to the neck of the victim during the autopsy, and ruled Berg’s death a homicide. Detectives immediately issued an Attempt to Locate for Campbell, who was located at a hotel in the 1600 block of Highway 95 in Bullhead City. At approximately 2:59PM, detectives located Campbell and placed him in custody without incident. This investigation is ongoing