Contact:  Adam Graham  For Immediate Release
800-972-1162 August 11, 2009

Campbell Bridges Murdered at Mine in Kenya

Aug 11, 2009 – Dallas, TX:  The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has learned that Campbell Bridges of Tsavorite USA, Inc., and the individual credited with discovering Tsavorite, was murdered at his mining camp in Kenya.  His son Bruce was also attacked and sustained serious, but not life threatening, injuries.

Campbell is survived by his wife Judith, son Bruce and daughter Laura.  Privacy is requested by the family at this time, so please keep phone calls and emails to a minimum until further notice.  Condolences may be sent to


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