Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Searchers Scour Pig Farm for Bodies

On February 7, 2002, authorities made a startling announcement: a search was underway at the pig farm belonging to Robert Pickton, suspected of being a serial killer. Ultimately, Pickton would be convicted of six murders and suspected in as many as 49.

VIDEO: Serial Killer Robert Pickton’s Jailcell Confession

In 2010 authorities in Canada released jailcell footage from 2002 of now-convicted serial killer Robert Pickton shortly after his arrest. In this video Pickton, who has realized the hopelessness of his situation, opens up to an undercover Mountie about, among other things, killing 50 people and disposing of the remains. He says he got sloppy.

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