Police still seeking answers in Price disappearance

There are more questions than answers as the one year anniversary comes and goes of the disappearance of Likely resident Gary Price. - Photo submitted
There are more questions than answers as the one year anniversary comes and goes of the disappearance of Likely resident Gary Price.
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Angie Mindus

Staff Writer

As the one-year anniversary of Gary Price’s disappearance comes and goes this week, there are still more questions than answers in the suspicious case.

Price, 61 last year, vanished without a trace last February after taking a run to Likely for groceries from his remote home at Cariboo Lake.

Despite not having any suspects or a body for that matter, members of the E Division North District Major Crime Unit were in the area this week pushing forward with the investigation.

“The file is very active … we want to find Gary,” said Williams Lake Staff Sgt. Ken Brissard.

“We’re in close contact with the family –– every day I’m sure they’re hoping he’s going to walk up the driveway, but unfortunately we don’t suspect that is going to happen.”

After conducting several aerials and ground searches in the days following his disappearance, it didn’t take investigators long to suspect Price was met with foul play.

Price’s truck was found about one kilometre from Likely on the Keithly Creek Road, pulled over on the shoulder, but pointed towards his home at Cariboo Lake on Feb. 23.

Still inside the vehicle were Price’s groceries he had purchased at the store, including food for his beloved cat that was waiting for his return at home.

Once a guide outfitter, Price was adept at surviving for large periods of time in the wilderness.

He kept to himself but was known as a polite and respectful man, and was reported missing by his siblings and extended family.

Brissard said the RCMP are making progress in the case.

“It’s definitely moving forward in the right direction.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact RCMP or CrimeStoppers.


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