Honourable Suzanne Anton
Minister of Justice and Attorney General PO Box 9044 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC, V8W 9E2
Via facsimile: 250-387-6411
January 30, 2015
Dear Attorney General:
OPEN LETTER: Coalition supports family seeking justice for the murder of Stephanie Lane by Robert Pickton and calls for investigation into RCMP and Coroner “oversight” of her partial skeletal remains
We are writing to convey our united and resolute support for the family of Stephanie Lane, who seek justice for her murder in light of their recent learning of “overlooked” critical evidence held by the RCMP, and then the Coroner.
Stephanie Lane went missing on January 11, 1997. In 2003, her DNA was found on Robert Pickton’s farm, but her family was told that there was not enough DNA to charge Pickton with her murder. Pickton was convicted in December 2007 of the murder of six women. First-degree murder charges related to the deaths of 20 more women were stayed in August 2010. Police also found the DNA of six more women on Pickton’s farm, including Stephanie Lane, where no charges were ever laid.