November 4, 2015

Camille Runke - a victim of domestic murder in Winnipeg, Canada

Camille Runke, age 49, died on October 30, 2015, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Reports from Winnipeg are sketchy and conflicting. It has been reported that Camille died outside of her place of work or at her home.

However, during the morning of October 30, Camille was shot and killed by her ex-husband, Kevin Runke, age 46.

Kevin Runke fled the scene and 3 days later his vehicle was spotted by police in a rural area about 45 miles south of Winnipeg. The Police attempted to stop him but he drove off the road and into a wooded area. Tragically, he shot and killed himself inside of his car.

Friends and loved ones of Camille state that she underwent months of harrassment and abuse from her husband.

She had a restraining order against Kevin Runke. They were in the middle of a divorce. He had tried to flood her basement in the middle of the night. He was charged with that crime and was due in court on November 9, 2015.

Friends stated that Kevin harrassed Camille relentlessly - putting nails on the street that she drove on to get to work, breaking her car windows, and cutting the oil and brake lines of her car. He often sent her threatening emails.

When friends heard of Camille's death, they stated: "He finally got her."

Kevin's former employer stated that Kevin had been happy and was a good employee before everything fell apart in his personal life. He was eventually fired at the end of June, 2015.

There is a huge lack of police resources in all cities in North America. However, domestic abuse requires a great deal more attention from the police than what is currently available. Who else can help a woman who is being continually threatened by a man, if not the police?

Hindsight is 20-20 and it is easy to come up with advice after the fact.
Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, who
said: "I am ground like a grain of
wheat.", pray for Camille and
for all who are ground down by
domestic abuse. 
However, if you are experiencing a relationship breakdown and feel that you are getting out of control because of it:

~Speak to a friend or a family member who you know is calm and who will not exacerbate the situation.
~Speak to a priest, a pastor or someone you trust.
~Go to the local hospital's emergency room and say that you are losing it and that you need help. You may need psychological counselling. You may need strong prescription drugs to calm you down.
~Do anything you can to prevent yourself from murdering the person you once loved. 

Camille's friends and loved ones are devastated over her senseless and tragic death.

Camille is survived by many loving friends and family members. She will be forever mourned.

God save us from those who once said that they love us and then kill us. Amen.

Pray that Camille is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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