Commissioner opens door to missing women's inquiry

CBC News

WebPosted Nov 14 2002 05:39 AM PST

VANCOUVER - B.C.'s Police Complaints Commissioner has told the family of one of Vancouver's missing women, he'll consider a public inquiry into how police handled the investigation.

However, acting commissioner, Benjamin Casson, has told the family of Angela Jardine that any inquiry will have to wait until the criminal investigation is completed.

Link: Casson's letter to Angela Jardine's parents

That doesn't satisfy Jardine's parents. They say they've waited long enough.

After Angela Jardine disappeared four years ago, her parents travelled to Vancouver from their home in the Kootenays, and say they soon began questioning the police investigation.

Her father, Ivan Jardine, says police didn't even bother to check her hotel room in the Downtown Eastside.

"The police hadn't even been there to inquire and see her room to see if there was any evidence or notes anything pertaining to her disappearance."

Now their home town of Sparwood has added its voice in demanding an inquiry immediately.

"I feel that it will be swept under the rug, and I'm just not satisfied with that. they belong to someone these people," says town councillor Sharon Fraser who introduced the motion.

INDEPTH: Missing women's case

Angela Jardine's DNA was discovered at the pig farm co-owned by Robert William Pickton last month, but no charges have been laid.

Pickton has been charged with the murders of 15 other missing women. A total of 63 women have disappeared from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Link: Jardine family's Web site: Vanished Voices

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Updated: August 21, 2016