Another woman’s DNA found at pig farm

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

VANCOUVER (CP) -- The DNA of another of the more than 50 women who have vanished from the city's gritty downtown eastside has been found at a Vancouver-area pig farm that is the focus of a massive police search, BC-CTV news reported Tuesday.

Georgina Papin

Police have told Georgina Papin's family that her DNA was found at the Coquitlam farm, the station reported.

Papin disappeared some time in 1999.

Pig farm owner Robert William Pickton, 52, faces seven first-degree murder charges in the deaths of seven of the missing women.

Last month, relatives of the missing women said that the DNA of an additional five women had been located without charges being laid.

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One of the lawsuits is seeking forfeiture of the Pickton properties where Vancouver's missing women may have been murdered. The family would like the property to be designated a memorial site.

Both Vancouver police and the RCMP have consistently declined to comment on what is found during the continuing intensive search of the farm.

In June, Pickton said in a statement filed in B.C. Supreme Court in response to a civil suit that he did not kill the victim whose family is suing him.

In April, Karin Joesbury filed a civil lawsuit against Pickton seeking forfeiture of his farm for use as a memorial site for the women he is accused of killing.

Pickton's preliminary hearing on the seven murder charges begins in November.

Police began searching his farm in February.

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