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Seating limited for families at Pickton hearing

Keith Fraser
The Province

Monday, October 28, 2002

Families of Vancouver's missing women were told yesterday they will have only 30 seats in the Port Coquitam courtroom when Robert Pickton's preliminary hearing begins next week.

Ernie Crey, whose sister Dawn vanished in 2000, said the joint police task force investigating the missing women worked with victims services and the sheriff's department to arrange the seating -- but he questioned whether it was enough.

"I was a little surprised and a little disappointed that seating for the families would be that limited, but I guess that's just the nature of the courthouse there," said Crey.

"Presumably if the interest exceeds the seating available, perhaps they'll make other arrangements."

Earlier yesterday, Crey and several dozen family members of the missing women met with task force members at RCMP offices in Surrey for about four hours.

Family members interested in attending the hearing, which gets under way Nov. 4, are being asked to contact provincial victims services.

Pickton, 52, has been charged with 15 counts of first-degree murder. The investigation is looking at the disappearances of more than 60 women.

kfraser@pacpress.southam.ca

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