For two decades, women living in a ten-block stretch of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, were disappearing without a trace. This week’s episode is part one of a two-part series. It’s a story of tragedy and triumph – and of one man who terrorized the Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for almost two decades.
Episode Source Material
- On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver’s Missing Women – Steve Cameron
- Forsaken: The Report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, 2012
- The Canadian Encyclopedia
- MissingPeople.net: Robert Pickton
- This site is run by Wayne Leng, a friend of one of Pickton’s victims, and has archival news articles, missing persons posters, and more
- Descriptions of the Downtown Eastside from Stevie Cameron’s On The Farm, wikipedia, this story from Digital Journal, and the Crackdown podcast
- More in-depth descriptions of the “low track” stroll came from this National Post article from 2012
- Wendy Lynn Eistetter’s story is from On the Farm, the Forsaken public report, and this National Post article
- Note: Eistetter’s name was subject to publication ban at the time, so she is referred to in these stories – and in the book – by other names. That ban has since been lifted, which you can see in this article here. Wendy’s story differs slightly in each source; this version is based largely on the account in Stevie Cameron’s book.