Police won't comment on CTV report

BCTV News on Global

Tuesday, June 04, 2002

VANCOUVER - The missing women's task force is working hard at neither confirming nor denying a televised report claiming human body parts were discovered in a freezer at a Port Coquitlam pig farm.

Constable Cate Galliford says police have an ongoing investigation and Robert Pickton stands accused before the courts.

For those reasons she says there's no comment on the CTV story saying police found the head, feet and hands of two women at the Port Coquitlam search site.

(BCTV News on Global)

Twenty-six archeological experts have been selected to work at the Pickton farm site.

Galliford couldn't say where the information came from and she won't confirm if police are investigating an internal leak.

She even refuses to say how the families feel about this latest information, saying there will be no public disclosure about police conversations with the families.

Relatives of Vancouver's missing women are shocked by the television report.

Ernie Crey, whose sister Dawn is among the missing women, says the disclosure was cruel for the families of the victims.

Excavation work is set to start at the farm on Thursday.

Twenty-six archeological experts, including students from universities across Canada, have been selected to work at the site that has gained international attention.

On Monday, several of the scientists and students could be seen wearing hard hats inside the fenced-off property.

Robert Pickton is accused of murdering seven of Vancouver's 50 missing women.

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