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Public inquiry ordered into serial case

Public inquiry ordered into serial case

The British Columbia government has ordered a public inquiry into a flawed police investigation that allowed Canada's worst serial killer to continue preying upon sex workers from a gritty downtown Vancouver neighborhood.
Attorney General Mike de Jong said Thursday the province will examine how police handled reports of women disappearing from the city's Eastside neighborhood.
Pig farmer Robert Pickton was arrested in 2002 and convicted of killing six women. A search of his farm uncovered the DNA of 33 women.
Families of the women have long complained that police failed to take reports of missing sex workers seriously.
An internal Vancouver police review reported police failings that allowed Pickton to continue killing for years.


Updated : 2021-03-06 07:51 GMT+08:00