Forensic samples analyzed from serial killer’s Port Coquitlam farm

The joint RCMP-Vancouver police Missing Women Task Force revealed at the start of Robert Pickton’s 2006 trial that it still had hundreds of thousands of forensic samples to analyze from his Port Coquitlam property.
RCMP Cpl. Annie Linteau won’t reveal the nature of the evidence that has led police to recommend at this late date an additional six charges against Pickton, saying only that police are acting “out of an abundance of caution.”
These are the six women who RCMP recommending should be named in six new homicide charges:
Nancy Clark, who would now be 44, is the only one of the six women to have been last seen in Victoria, on Aug. 22, 1991. Also known as Nancy Greek, Clark was described by Victoria police, who investigated her disappearance, as a “home-body” and a good mother to her two daughters, who were aged eight and less than one.
It was her daughter’s birthday the day she disappeared, and although Clark was known to supplement welfare by working the streets, she would never not return to her family. Her brother, Doug Greek, said in a 1991 media interview that he believed his sister to be dead, because she would never choose to abandon her daughters.
Stephanie Lane, 20, was the youngest woman to go missing from the Downtown Eastside, early in 1997.
That would turn out to be a year when increasing numbers of women vanished from the drug-infested mean streets. Lane was a stripper and table dancer at Number 5 Orange, a skid-row bar where her stage name was Coco.
A beautiful woman with long, curly, dark hair who was once a straight-A student in east Vancouver high schools, Lane met a man while she was in her midteens who led her astray. She danced to support herself and became addicted to drugs.
Her mother, Michele, was left to mourn Stephanie and raise her daughter’s infant son.
Jacqueline Murdock, last seen in August 1997 on the Downtown Eastside, came from a large Carrier family from Fort St. James in northern B.C., where she is still fondly remembered and grieved.
Her mother, Evelyn, who helped raise two of Murdock’s children in Prince George, still grieves for her daughter, said Elizabeth Murdock, a relative who lives in Fort St. James.
Elizabeth said Jackie was an adorable little girl who grew into “a really pretty woman. I sure loved her. We all do.”
Murdock was known to have had a troubled life as a young teen, running away from foster care to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. She began using drugs and working the streets.
Dawn Crey, who would have celebrated her 51st birthday last Monday, earned a living on the Downtown Eastside for many years and stayed in close contact with her beloved sister Lorraine.
Dawn suddenly vanished in November, 2000. Ernie Crey, the first high-profile aboriginal leader to speak out when women began disappearing from the Downtown Eastside in the early 1990s, was told by RCMP before Pickton’s 2006 trial began that Dawn’s DNA had been found on the farm on a “garment,” but that it was not sufficient to lay charges.
Dawn was a “vibrant, attractive” woman who grew up in a Chilliwack foster home, where she eventually agreed in turn to place her son Jonathan, born when Dawn was 16.
Sharon Abraham, who would have celebrated her 44th birthday on Sept. 15 this year, went missing in December 2000 from the Downtown Eastside, soon after Dawn Crey was last seen. Little is known about Abraham, an attractive young aboriginal woman when she vanished, and RCMP have not said what evidence connects her to the Pickton farm.
Yvonne Boen, born on Nov. 30, 1967, was expected to show up for a visit with her sons in March 2001, but never appeared. Boen’s good friend, Debbie Benning, recalls Yvonne as a “smart, really together person.” The two worked the carnival circuit, but Yvonne confessed to her friend that she began experimenting with cocaine during the long winter months of inactivity. Yvonne had three sons, whom she adored and would not have voluntarily abandoned, says Benning, who adds that “when Yvonne started crying and told me she was totally addicted to cocaine, I was dumbfounded.”
Benning knew Yvonne began working as a prostitute. Boen’s family was told Yvonne’s DNA was also found on the Pickton farm.

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