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tribute to the missing women

Mourners gather to remember one of Vancouverís missing women

JEREMY BERRY
Canadian Press

Saturday, December 07, 2002

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. (CP) - A memorial service attended by close to 100 mourners "marked the fact that hope is dead" for the relatives of one of Vancouver's missing women, said the family's lawyer.

"The hardest part for them over the last five years was not knowing where she was," said James Hormoth, who represents the family of Marnie Frey, a Campbell River woman who vanished five years ago from Vancouver's squalid Downtown Eastside.

Frey's parents said police told them last month that their daughter's DNA was found on the Port Coquitlam pig farm at the centre of an investigation into the disappearance of about 60 women.

Robert Pickton, who co-owns the farm, faces murder charges in connection to the disappearance of 15 of the women.

No charges have been laid in Frey's case.

The brief ceremony Saturday was held at a church in Campbell River on Vancouver Island, where Frey's parents live.

Her family attended the service but declined to speak to the media.

"There was always a measure of hope," said Hormoth. "Today really marks the fact that hope is dead, hope is lost.

"They are now able to begin dealing with their grief."

Hormoth is representing the Frey family in a lawsuit against Vancouver police over alleged negligence in the missing women investigation.

© Copyright  2002 The Canadian Press

Courtesy of

Marnie Lee Frey

 

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Updated: August 21, 2016