A new documentary about one of the world’s most savage serial killers examines the grisly murders and resurfaces surveillance footage of his jail cell confession.
Robert Pickton, a pig farmer from Canada, butchered 49 women on his property and ground their remains into mince which he then sold to customers, some of whom were local policemen, before he was arrested in February 2002.
Now 68, he remains behind bars in British Columbia.
A new episode of Voice of A Serial Killer which aired on British network CBS Reality in the UK on Wednesday night, examined the killings and footage of Pickton confessing to them in his jail cell.
He did not know that he was speaking to an undercover Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer when he described his goal of wanting to murder 50 victims, and his disappointment that he had become ‘sloppy’ and missed the target by one.
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Robert Pickton is one of the world’s worst serial killers who claims to have savaged 49 women, most of whom were prostitutes, by murdering them and then grinding their bodies into mince. He remains behind bars and is seen above in a photograph taken before his 2002 arrest
Pickton was arrested in 2002 after police found items that belonged to some of the missing women on his farm. They went to the property by chance to search it for illegal weapons they thought he might have possessed.
After arresting him, they discovered DNA traces for 26 missing women, many of whom were prostitutes who he had picked up in Vancouver’s Red Light District and brought him to have sex with then kill.
His killing techniques varied. In some cases, he injected the women with antifreeze, telling them it was drugs. In other cases, he stabbed them to death.
Once in custody in 2002, he was placed in a cell with an undercover police officer who he told about the killings.
Irritated at himself, he complained: ‘I made my own grave by being sloppy. Doesn’t that just kick you in the a** now.
‘I was just gonna [expletive] do one more, make it even,. I wanted one more to make the big 5-0,’ he said.
Pickton lured the women to his farm in Port Coquitlam, British Colombia, where he raped and killed them. He fed some to his pigs and ground others into mince at a meat rendering plantk
Pickton packaged up some of the women’s minced remains and sold them to customers at his farm
In 2002, police found belongings of some missing women on Pickton’s property in Port Coquitlam. They searched it and found DNA evidence for 26 missing women
An aerial view of the large farm is shown. Locals referred to it as the ‘Piggy Palace’
Inside the Piggy Palace: A water cooler and stuffed horse’s were among Pickton’s belongings
In the documentary, criminal experts analyse his sinister and remorseless confession.
It began with Pickton telling his cellmate, the undercover police officer: ‘They got me on this one…they’ve got DNA.’
When the undercover police officer suggested that the best way to dispose a body was in the ocean, Pickton replied: ‘I did better than that… a rendering plant.’
He continued: ‘Only I was kinda sloppy at the end, too, getting too sloppy.
‘They got me, oh, f***, gettin’ too sloppy.
‘I was gonna do one more, make it an even fifty. That’s why, that’s why I was sloppy about.
‘I wanted one more, make, make the big five O.’
In the documentary, crime author Wensley Clarkson said: ‘Robert Pickton was a serial killer who made the Texas Chainsaw Massacre look like an attraction at Disneyland.