The Smell of a Serial Killer
A young woman reporter from Vancouver known as raincoaster recounts her all-too-close encounter with Canada's worst serial killer. What she remembers best about pig farmer Robert Pickton is the way he smells:
know what a shower can do for that. I also know, from my other
researches, that serial killers are associated with a particular smell.
Willie didn’t smell like pigs, he smelt like something that is nearly
impossible to describe. If metal could rot, that would be the smell of
it; it was tangy, it seemed charged with negative ions, it nearly made
my eyes water, and it was physically repulsive in the extreme.