RCMP tell Alberta man his sisterís remains were found on B.C. pig farm

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

WETASKIWIN, Alta. (CP) -- A man whose sister has been missing for more than three years says RCMP told him her remains were found at a Vancouver-area pig farm that is the focus of a massive police search.

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Georgina Papin

Rick Papin told Global TV News that RCMP visited him Monday night to inform him that DNA samples from his sister Georgina that he provided to police two months ago matched DNA found on the farm owned by Robert William Pickton, 52.

Pickton faces seven first-degree murder charges in the deaths of seven of the more than 50 women who have vanished from Vancouver's gritty downtown east side.

"When they first came here last night I knew right away what they were going to tell me," said Papin. "There's more closure for me now."

Global News reported that an unnamed detective with the Vancouver missing women's task force would not confirm Georgina's DNA was found on the farm, but she did confirm a member of the team met with Papin on Monday night.

Papin said he was told Pickton would soon face another charge of first-degree murder, but the detective would not confirm or deny that.

In August, Maggie deVries, the sister of another missing woman, said police had also come to her home to say her sister Sarah's DNA had been found on the farm, but that the evidence was not enough to lay another murder charge.

Papin said his 34-year-old sister, who was the mother of five, had a rough life. She was in and out of foster homes, had siblings who landed up in jail and developed a serious addiction to heroin which she paid for by working the streets in Vancouver.

"She wasn't just a prostitute, she was a mother, too," he said. "She could just light up a room just by coming in. She made a mistake."

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

Police began searching his farm in February.

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