VANCOUVER EASTSIDE MISSING WOMEN
At least 18 women murdered after police had 'solid' evidence of serial killer: Lepard
BY SUZANNE FOURNIER, THE PROVINCE NOVEMBER 23, 2011
At least 18 women were killed by Robert Pickton after 1998, when Vancouver Police Deputy Chief Doug LePard has told the Missing Women Inquiry police had “solid, corroborating” eyewitness testimony that Pickton was killing women.
At trial, eyewitness Lynn Ellingsen said she and Pickton picked up a woman on the Downtown Eastside, believed to be Georgina Papin. Pickton took Papin back to the farm, hung her from a meat hook and gutted her.
Pickton’s life sentence for murdering six women was upheld in July 2010.
The DNA of 33 women was found on his farm and he boasted of killing 49 women to a police officer “cellmate” after his arrest in February 2002.
Most of the women linked by DNA remains to Pickton died after 1998. They are:
• Sereena Abotsway, last seen in August 2001.
• Heather Bottomley, 25 when she disappeared in April 2001.
• Heather Chinnock, also last seen in April 2001.
• Wendy Crawford, 43, disappeared in December 1999.
• Sarah DeVries, 29, whose April 1998 disappearance raised the profile of the missing women when her “friend” Wayne Leng postered and went on American TV.
• Tiffany Drew and Jennifer Lynn Furminger, who disappeared in December 1999.
• Inga Hall, last seen in February 1998.
• Angela Jardine, not seen since late 1998.
• Patrica Rose Johnson, 25, disappeared in March 2001.
• Andrea Joesbury died in June 2001, at only 22.
• Debra Lynne Jones, disappeared in late December 2000 at age 43.
• Kerry Koski, disappeared in January 1998.
• Jacqueline McDonell was 23 when she was last seen on Jan. 16, 1999.
• Georgina Faith Papin, 34, a vibrant Cree woman whose three sisters have attended much of Pickton’s trial and now the inquiry, died in 1999.
• Diane Rock, a beautiful blue-eyed social worker who was driven to drugs by domestic violence, was last heard from in October 2001, at the age of 34.
• Mona Wilson, whose sister Lisa Wilson has attended much of the inquiry, was last seen in November 2001.
• Brenda Ann Wolfe, whose daughter Angel Wolfe gave an emotional statement at the inquiry about her beloved mother, was 32 when last seen in February 1999.
Pickton was convicted of the murders of Abotsway, Wilson, Joesbury, Wolfe, Marnie Frey and Papin, while charges were stayed in 20 more counts.
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Updated: August 21, 2016