Robert Pickton may be Canada’s worst serial killer. The fifty-five year old pig-farmer faces 27 counts of first-degree murder. That number may rise as investigators continue to sift through hundreds of tones of dirt from Pickton’s farm. Pickton is suspected in the disappearance of more than 60 women, mostly drug-addicted sex-trade workers from Vancouver.
The case is still in the pre-trial phase and has recently encountered delays since the appointed judge has stepped aside due to scheduling conflicts; the trial is expected to run well into next year.