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The victims of alleged B.C. serial killer

Victims Jill Stuchenko, Natasha Montgomery and Cynthia Maas are shown in B.C. RCMP handout photos. Mounties in Prince George, B.C., say they've connected the deaths of four women to a suspected serial killer. After a 10-month investigation, police have charged Cody Legebokoff with three counts of first-degree murder.

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Cody Legebokoff, 21, faces charges of murder in the deaths of four women since 2009 – three of them linked to the Prince George man in an RCMP news conference on Monday. The victims in the case:

Loren Leslie – Mr. Legebokoff was in custody in Prince George awaiting trial in the death of 15-year-old Ms. Leslie when arrested on the new charges last Friday. The teenager's remains were found last November after police spotted Mr. Legebokoff's truck driving erratically off an unused logging road at night near Vanderhoof. The vehicle's tracks were traced to the remains of the teenager, who was legally blind.

Jill Stuchenko – A 35-year-old mother from Prince George described by police as "a talented singer." She was reported missing on Oct. 22, 2009. Her remains were found in a gravel put on the outskirts of Prince George on Oct. 26, 2009.

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Cynthia Maas – Friends reported her missing on Sept. 23, 2010. Her family also was concerned because they had not heard from her in several weeks. The 35-year-old's body was found in a remote Prince George-area park on Oct. 9, 2010. In a statement on Monday, her family said programs "for struggling persons" brought Ms. Maas to Prince George for help. "Cindy was a social victim of disability, ethnicity, class, gender as well as suffering the greatest indignity as a victim of murder, she is a poster child for vulnerability in our society."

Natasha Montgomery – Originally from Quesnel, Ms. Montgomery, 23, had been living in Prince George when friends reported her missing on Sept. 23, 2010 – the same day police were told Ms. Maas had disappeared. RCMP have not recovered a body, but said in a statement that "investigative findings" warranted the charge.

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Ian Bailey is a Vancouver-based reporter for The Globe and Mail.  He covers politics and general news. Prior to arriving at The Globe and Mail, he reported from Toronto and St. John’s for The Canadian Press.  He has also covered British Columbia for CP, The National Post and The Province. More

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