Investigation continues into disappearance of Likely area man

Investigation continues into the disappearance of 60-year-old Gary Price from Likely area.

While the official search for Gary Price was stood down last Thursday, the Williams Lake RCMP continue to investigate his disappearance.

Sixty-year old Price who lives at Yanks Peak in the Likely area was reported missing to police on March 3 by a family member.

He was last seen on Feb. 28.

Investigators would like to speak to any person who was at the Yanks Peak parking lot (Powder Kings Snowmobile Club trails) on Saturday, Feb. 23 or Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.

Gary Price collected trail user fees at the Yanks Peak parking lot on behalf of the snowmobile club and had frequent interaction with snowmobilers at that location.

He drove a recognizable white 1996 Chevrolet Silverado with a blue canopy and an aluminum boat rack on the box, the RCMP said.

“There are people who were in or near Likely during this time who probably saw Mr. Price or his truck”, said Const. Dan Hay. “It is very important we speak with these people, even if they do not believe they saw anything related to Mr. Price’s disappearance.”

When the search was stood down, Insp. Warren Brown said the RCMP worked with Search and Rescue during the search, employing all available resources, .

Central Cariboo Search and Rescue search chief Allen Schaad said volunteers from his group as well as the South Cariboo Search and Rescue from 100 Mile House participated in the effort.

“There was a mix over the five days with three to eight from each group coming together, as well as a few people from the Williams Lake Powder Kings Snowmobile Club.”

The snowmobile club has the skills and the “large investment” in good equipment and know the mountains and the trails, Schaad said.

“We use them as a resource in these situations.”

The primary search area centred on the roads and roadsides.

Price lives out at Yanks Peak and is the person who checks other snowmobilers to ensure they have paid up their memberships to access the trails.

“We also went door-to-door in the Likely area asking residents if they had seen anything. Unusual footprints, dogs barking at unusual times of day or whether they saw someone where they wouldn’t expect them to be,” Schaad explained, adding they checked barns and tool sheds to make sure he wasn’t lost.

Schaad said there are 45 volunteers presently signed up for the CCSR. He has been involved for 17 years in Williams Lake and his latest term for chief is a three-year term, set to expire at the end of March, 2013.

Witnesses and associates of Gary Price are asked to attend the Williams Lake RCMP Detachment at 575 Borland Street or call Const. Hay at 250-392-8714. Information relating to a crime can be reported anonymously to CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477.

 

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