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Woman’s remains found in 1995 at Mission site

WebPosted Jul 22 2003 07:15 PM PDT CBC News

VANCOUVER - The new Mission search site in the missing women's investigation is not new to police – who discovered a human skull there eight years ago.

Police composite sketch

Three years ago, the RCMP released a CrimeStoppers video re-enactment about the skull, in an effort to get help from the public.

Police told the media at the time that the skull had been cut down the the middle by a table saw, that it had been found by a roadside vendor and that it could date back to the 1980s.

The CrimeStoppers video described the victim as an unidentified young woman between the ages of 19 and 25.

Mission site

Police won't say if the discovery of the skull is related to the latest search in Mission.

July 20, 2002: New search site in missingwomen case

Meanwhile, contractors continue to clear the area. As many as 50 forensic specialists are expected to arrive on the scene to begin combing the wetlands along the Lougheed Highway.

The missing women's investigation has led to 15 charges of first- degree murder against 53-year-old Robert William Pickton.

A judge will rule on Wednesday whether the case will go to trial.

Alan Waterman reports for CBC TV

vancouver.cbc.ca/clips/Vancouver/ram-lo/030722_pickton.ram

Courtesy of CBC Vancouver

 

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Updated: January 01, 2007