Murder charge laid in the death of Lillooet man

A 36 year old man has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Gary Mandseth, 61.

  • Feb. 17, 2015 7:00 a.m.

A 36-year-old Lillooet man has been charged with murder after another man suffered fatal injuries last week.

On Feb. 10 at 3:04 pm, the Lillooet RCMP and Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police responded to a report of a serious assault at a residence on the 300 block of Mitchell Road in Lillooet. Gary Mandseth, 61, of Lillooet was found suffering from serious, life-threatening injuries that would ultimately result in his death. A suspect was quickly identified and taken into custody by police.

The family of Gary Mandseth has requested that their privacy be respected in light of this tragic event.

Jeffery David Harris, 36, of Lillooet has since been charged with second degree murder. He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Kamloops Provincial Court on Feb. 23.

The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crimes Unit, with assistance from the Lillooet RCMP, Kamloops RCMP Forensic Identification Services and Kamloops RCMP Police Dog Services, continues to investigate and are looking for anyone who might have any information regarding this incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Lillooet RCMP at 250-256-4244, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leaving a tip online at www.kamloopscrimestoppers.ca.