Bail hearing set for man accused in homicide of Gary Price

A bail hearing for Guy William Smith of Likely who is charged in connection with the death of Gary Price is scheduled for June 3.

A bail hearing for Guy William Smith of Likely who is charged in connection with the death of Gary Price is scheduled for June 3, 2015 in Williams Lake Provincial Court.

Smith, 54, faces one charge of manslaughter and one charge of interference with a dead body.

He appeared by video in Williams Lake provincial court on Wednesday while in custody at the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre.

For the June 3 bail hearing, however, Smith elected to appear in person.

Smith was arrested on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Saskatoon, Sask. after a Canada-wide warrant was issued for his arrest the previous day.

Price was 60 years old and living in a remote area near Cariboo Lake when he was reported missing by siblings and extended family on Mar. 3, 2013 after routine contact with him ceased.

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

On Sept. 19, 2014 the Williams Lake RCMP received complaints of human remains being located on a local property in Likely.

A month later on Oct. 22, the RCMP confirmed the remains had been identified as that of Price.