Robert William Pickton was born October 24, 1949 in Canada (Levitz 2007).Together with his brother and sister, he owned a pig farm, which was located on 10 acres of land in a secluded area near Port Kokitlem, east of Vancouver (Levitz 2007).Together with his brother Dave Pickton he also owned a saloon called Piggy's Palace.
He attacked with a knife a prostitute, with whom he had met in a bar, and struck her several wounds.
With the growth of the suburbs of Vancouver, the agriculture on the Pickton`s farm fell into decay, so part of the land was sold for residential and commercial building.
Since the 1980's in the “red light district”, which is located in Vancouver East Side, the addict female prostitutes began to disappear (Gunn 2007).
Search was not long, but the search results shocked the police.
In a huge freezer at the pig farm were found human head, arms and legs.