VANCOUVER - Serial killer Robert Pickton was convicted in December 2007 of the murder of six women from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Some facts about those women:
Mona Lee Wilson: Born Jan. 13, 1975, Wilson had a son. She was last seen in November 2001.
Sereena Abotsway: Born Aug. 20, 1971, Abotsway suffered from fetal alcohol syndrome and lived with a foster family most of her life. She was 29 when she was last seen in August 2001.
Andrea Joesbury: Born Nov. 6, 1978, in Victoria. Joesbury had a daughter. She was last seen in June 2001.
Georgina Faith Papin: Born March 11, 1964, Papin had seven children. She was last seen in March 1999.
Brenda Wolfe: Born Oct. 20, 1968, Wolfe had a son. She was last seen in February 1999.
Marnie Frey: Born Aug. 30, 1973 in Campbell River, B.C. Her daughter, Brittney, was born five years before she disappeared and gave an impact statement at Pickton's trial. Frey was last seen in August 1997.
First-degree murder charges related to the deaths of 20 women were stayed in August 2010. Some facts about those women:
Cara Louise Ellis: Known on the street as Nicky Trimble, Ellis was born April 13, 1971 and was last seen in January 1997.
Andrea Fay Borhaven: Born Jan. 19, 1972 in Armstrong, B.C. Borhaven was reported missing to police on May 18, 1999, but was last seen in 1997.
Kerry Lynn Koski: Born Aug. 14, 1959, Koski had three daughters. She was last seen Jan. 7, 1998.
Wendy Crawford: Born April 21, 1956, Crawford had a son and a daughter. She was last seen in December 1999.
Debra Lynne Jones: Born in 1957, she was last seen in December 2000.
Tiffany Louise Drew: Born Jan. 31, 1975, Drew had three children. She was last seen March 2000.
Sarah de Vries: Born May 12, 1969, to a troubled mother and adopted at 11 months. De Vries' journals and poetry have been widely published since she was last seen April 21, 1998. Her sister, Maggie de Vries, wrote about her sister in the award-winning book Missing Sarah.
Cynthia Feliks: Born Dec. 12, 1954 in Detroit, Feliks was a mother and grandmother. She was last seen in December 1997.
Angela Rebecca Jardine: Born June 23, 1971, Jardine was mentally disabled and said to have the intellect of an 11-year-old child. She was last seen Nov. 10, 1998.
Diana Melnick: Born Aug. 26, 1975, Melnick was last seen Dec. 27, 1995.
Jacqueline McDonell: Born June 6, 1976, McDonell had a daughter. She was last seen Jan. 16, 1999.
Dianne Rosemary Rock: Born Sept. 2, 1967, Rock had five children. She was last seen in October 2001.
Heather Kathleen Bottomley: Born Aug. 17, 1976, Bottomley had two children. She was last seen April 2001.
Jennifer Furminger: Born Oct. 22, 1971, Furminger grew up in St. Catharine's, Ont. She had a son and police say she was last seen in December 1999.
Helen Mae Hallmark: Born June 24, 1966, Hallmark had a daughter. She was last seen June 15, 1997.
Patricia Johnson: Born Dec. 2, 1975. Johnson had a son and a daughter, and was last seen March 2001.
Heather Gabrielle Chinnock: Born Nov. 10, 1970 in Denver, Colo. She had two children. She was last seen April 2001.
Tanya Marlo Holyk: Born Dec. 8. 1975, Holyk had a son. She was last Oct. 29, 1996.
Sherry Leigh Irving: Born March 19, 1973, Irving was last seen in April 1997.
Inga Monique Hall: Born in 1952 in Germany, Hall had two daughters and two granddaughters. She was last seen in February 1998.
A 27th murder charge involving a woman referred to only as Jane Doe, whose remains were found on Pickton's farm, was dropped. That woman has never been identified.
Police also found the DNA of six more women on Pickton's farm. No charges were ever laid in those cases. Some facts about those women:
Nancy Clark: Born July 29, 1966, Clark was last seen Aug. 22, 1991 and reported missing to Victoria police the following day.
Stephanie Lane: Born May 28, 1976, Lane grew up in Vancouver. She was 20 years old and had recently given birth to her only son when she disappeared from the Downtown Eastside in January of 1997.
Jacqueline Murdock: Born Jan. 28, 1971, Murdock was the youngest daughter of a large First Nation family in Fort St. James. She had four children. She was last seen on Aug. 13, 1997.
Dawn Crey: Born Oct. 26, 1958, Crey was a member of the Sto:lo First Nation near Chilliwack, B.C., and had a son. She was last seen in November of 2000.
Sharon Abraham: Last seen in 2000.
Yvonne Boen: Born Nov. 30, 1967, Boen had a son. She was last seen in March of 2001.
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