Mrs. Campbell was from Springwood with her family. In 1999, Mrs. Campbell was asleep in her bedroom when she was attacked by the demonic dream entity known as Freddy Krueger.
Her husband rushed into the bedroom armed with a butcher knife hoping to save her, but was unable to defeat Krueger.
Lori's boyfriend, Will Rollins, had sneaked into the house to see Lori and came upon their parents' bedroom. He believed that he had witnessed Dr. Campbell murdering his wife.
There was no way that Campbell would be able to convince Rollins of the truth. To safeguard himself as well as his daughter, Dr. Campbell had Will committed to the Westin Hills Psychiatric Hospital. Four years later, Lori Campbell would learn the truth about how her mother died.