6 Tipsters Split $100K In Pickton Rewards

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The Vancouver Police Board has handed out a total of $100,000 in rewards to six people who came forward with tips that helped lead to the conviction of serial killer Robert Pickton.

Several other people applied for a reward, but the board eventually decided to split the money among just six individuals, the police department said Wednesday morning.

"All applications are treated as confidential and no names will be released by the Vancouver Police Board," the department said in a release.

The reward money, first offered by the police board in May 1999, consisted of $70,000 from the provincial Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and $30,000 from the police department, the release said.

Pickton was arrested in 2002. He was convicted in 2007 of second-degree murder in the death of six women whose remains were found on his pig farm.

He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

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