Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Neighbors report screaming domestic assault, police find mating hogs

What sounded, alarmingly, like a person screaming in pain, turned out not to be the Silence of the Lambs, but the gleeful mating of the pigs.

Today in Crime History: The Case of the Vancouver Missing Women Begins

On September 23, 1997, the first missing-person report was filed in what would lead to a serial-killing hog farmer, a $100 million investigation and the longest trial in Canadian history. Robert Pickton may have killed as many as 60 women and is known for feeding his victims to his hogs.

VIDEO: Robert Pickton’s Jail Cell Confession

After his 2002 arrest, Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton spoke to a cell mate about the “old carcasses” found on his property. The cell mate was actually an undercover cop and Pickton’s jailhouse revelations played an important role in 2007 his conviction in the murders of six women.

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