On the Farm
Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women
By Stevie Cameron
(Vintage Books Canada, Paperback, 9780676975857, 768pp.)
Publication Date: October 25, 2011
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Now that the publication bans are lifted, you need Stevie Cameron to get the whole story, which includes accounts of Pickton's notoriety that police never uncovered. You need On the Farm.
Covering the case of one of North America's most prolific serial killer gave Stevie Cameron access not only to the story as it unfolded over many years in two British Columbia courthouses, but also to information unknown to the police - and not in the transcripts of their interviews with Pickton - such as from Pickton's long-time best friend, Lisa Yelds, and from several women who survived terrifying encounters with him. You will now learn what was behind law enforcement's refusal to believe that a serial killer was at work.
Stevie Cameron first began following the story of missing women in 1998, when the odd newspaper piece appeared chronicling the disappearances of drug-addicted sex trade workers from Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside. It was February 2002 before Robert William Pickton was arrested, and 2008 before he was found guilty, on six counts of second-degree murder. These counts were appealed and in 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its conclusion. The guilty verdict was upheld, and finally this unprecedented tale of true crime can be told.
Harvey Cashore is an award-winning producer at "the fifth estate," CBC-TV's flagship investigative program. Cashore began his journalistic career as the research associate for the bestselling biography of Brian Mulroney "The Politics of Ambition "(1991). Among his numerous awards over the past decade is Best Television Documentary from the Canadian Association of Journalists.