Robert Pickton

Robert Pickton is a former pig farmer convicted of the second-degree murder of six women. He was charged with the deaths of twenty more, but his life in prison sentence is the longest available under Canadian law. He is believed to have fed many of his victims to his pigs.

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
The Pig Farmer KillerConvicted of 6; Accused of 20 more; Confessed to 49MaleCaucasianCanadaStationarySexual, Sadistic1949/10/29 (Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada)n/a

Bibliography

TitleAuthorSources
ButcherGary C. KingAmazon, Kindle eBook
On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing WomenStevie CameronKindle eBook
Pickton File, TheStevie CameronAmazon, Kindle eBook

Blog Posts

Interview: Lee Mellor, Author of “Cold North Killers: Canadian Serial Murder”

on March 3rd, 2012 in Interviews, Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

Today, a book on Canadian serial killers was published. Cold North Killers: Canadian Serial Murder profiles over sixty cases of serial homicide in Canada. Lee Mellor is a musician and writer of alt country from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His official website can be found at LeeMellor.com, and he has a…

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Victim Studies 009: Robert Pickton

on January 19th, 2012 in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Robert Pickton was found guilty for the murder of six women in British Columbia, Canada. Although he was charged with second-degree murder for murdering the six women, it is believed that he murdered over 60 people during his murder series. Pickton’s known murder series is thought to have spanned from…

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Fire at Robert Pickton Farm

on May 30th, 2011 in Law Enforcement by | No Comments

The RCMP is investigating several fires in the Vancouver area Friday night. This includes a fire in some trailers on the land belonging to convicted killer Robert Pickton and his family. Two other fires flared up nearby that evening. One was in a garage and the other at a home….

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Public Funding for Robert Pickton Inquiry

on May 21st, 2011 in Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

The government for the Canadian province of British Columbia says that the families of missing and murdered women will receive funding to participate in a public inquiry of Robert Pickton. The funds are to help with legal fees. Ten different groups will have legal standing at the inquiry. It will…

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Episode 022: Mutilation, Part 1

on March 25th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers, Victimology by | 4 Comments

Listener Lalith asks: “What is the significance of mutilation pre and post death? Why do some killers mutilate the face while others only the genitalia?” She actually asked this question intending it to be part of last week’s Questions and Answers episode, but I thought it was meaty enough for…

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Police Trying to Identify Robert Pickton Victim

on February 22nd, 2011 in Victimology by | No Comments

The Missing Women Task Force in Canada is asking for help in identifying a woman whose DNA was found on the farm of Robert Pickton. On February 23, 1995, the partial skull with an attached vertebra was found in a creek. In August 2002, bones found during a search of…

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Serial Killer Donates Cheque to Canadian Prime Minister

on September 17th, 2010 in Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

Last spring, there was a huge uproar in Canada when it was revealed that convicted serial killer Clifford Olson was receiving a pension of nearly $1,200/month from the Canadian government. The Prime Minister and Parliament wanted the payments stopped, but have little legal standing to make it happen. Olsen, who…

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