Certainly with respect to Robert Pickton, I can speak specifically about one of his victims, Angela Jardine. Angela was from Sparwood. Angela was a young girl who found her way to Vancouver and unfortunately found her way to the east side of Vancouver, and struggled for a number of years.
Her parents tried to do a lot of things for her, and tried to get her back. But I think most people in this room know that when you're struggling in life, sometimes you don't tend to listen to those who maybe you should be listening to, for whatever reason.
Angela went missing from the east side of Vancouver. Her parents were frantic to try to find her. No one seemed to know where she had gone and as a result of the investigation from the Pickton farm, she was found to be one of the victims of Robert Pickton.
I've had many dealings with the family with regard to that. To this day her mum and her sister are still very troubled with the fact that, even though Angela went down a road that a lot of us would probably not go down, they tried their best to try to bring her back but the fact of the matter is that they cannot bring her back now, even if they wanted to.
That's what I found with a lot of families, whether it was the Olson murders, or whether it was Pickton—you watch it certainly with Bernardo as well—for the people involved there is nothing left. As we speak this morning, the Tori Stafford case is going on and all those families have is a victim impact statement to the offender saying, “What do we do? We're lost. What do we do?”