Serial killer Clifford Olson dies of cancer

Media reports quote relatives of victims saying that cancer finally claimed killer in prison.

It was the news that families of his young victims have long awaited: Serial killer Clifford Olson is dead.

The Canadian Press has the story:

VANCOUVER -- Media reports say serial child killer Clifford Olson has died.

Several media outlets are attributing the information to relatives of some of Olson's victims.

The parents of some of Olson's victims said last week that they had been told the 71-year-old was dying of cancer and likely wouldn't live until the end of the month.

Olson pleaded guilty to 11 murders in 1982, bringing to an end more than a year of horror that gripped British Columbia as the young victims disappeared.

The case became even more controversial when days later, media reports revealed police paid Olson's wife $100,000 in exchange for leading officers to the bodies.

Sharon Rosenfeldt, whose son Daryn was one of the first victims, has said Olson's death will bring her some peace, but it won't bring her son back.

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