An Aldergrove, B.C., man is now facing a third count of second-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body turned up in an isolated area east of Vancouver.
Davey Mateo Butorac, 31, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Margaret Redford, 47, whose body found in May 2006 face down in a creek near the 27300 block of the Fraser Highway, in Langley, east of Vancouver.
RCMP Cpl. Dale Carr said Butorac was already in custody awaiting trial for the second-degree murders of two other Lower Mainland women, Sheryl Lynn Koroll, 50, and Gwendolyn Jo Lawton, 46, who were both previously identified as prostitutes.
The body of Lawton was discovered in March 2007 off the side of a gravel road in the Pemberton Hill area of northwest Abbotsford. The body of Koroll was discovered in an industrial area of Mufford Crescent in Langley in July of 2007.
Following an intensive police investigation, Butorac was arrested and charged in connection with those killings in January 2008. His trial is expected to begin in May.
At the time Carr said the evidence pointed to "what we considered possibly a serial killer."
Butorac will be tried separately in the Redford killing, said Carr, who was personally relieved by the development.
"I live in this community, I am approached and asked about this investigation by a variety of people in the community on a regular basis," he said.
"I am very pleased to be able to tell the community that a charge has been laid. Perhaps they can have a sense of relief now," said Carr.