Charges laid in Gary Price homicide

A Likely resident is facing charges in connection with the death of Gary Price more than two years ago.

A Likely resident is facing charges in connection with the death of Gary Price more than two years ago.

Guy William Smith, 54, faces one charge of manslaughter and one charge of indignity to human remains.

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

According to BC Court Services online, Smith appeared at the Prince George Law Courts Monday where the case was adjourned to May 20 to fix another date.

Price was 60 years old at the time of his disappearance and lived in a remote area near Cariboo Lake.

He was first reported missing by his 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 Keithly Creek Road, pulled over on the shoulder, but pointed towards his home at Cariboo Lake. Police determined Price was last seen alive Feb. 23.

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

Price kept to himself but was known as a polite and respectful man,

Police launched an extensive ground and air search in the days that followed however failed to locate Price’s whereabouts.

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.

The RCMP are asking anyone with unreported information regarding the untimely death of Price to contact Sgt. Rick Lebeuf of the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211.