Investigation into the death of a Fort Nelson man remains active and ongoing

Northern Rockies

2021-05-27 14:39 PDT

The B.C. RCMP's North District Major Crime Unit (NDMCU) continues to investigate the suspicious death of Artchie Gairdner.

On April 24, 2021, the Northern Rockies RCMP detachment responded to report of a male who was located deceased in a residence in Fort Nelson.

The responding police officers made several suspicious observations which led them to call NDMCU to conduct further investigation. The autopsy confirmed the identity of the deceased as 69 year old, Artchie Gairdner and that he died as a result of a homicide.

This investigation remains active as investigators collect evidence to piece together Mr. Gairdner's movements and identify those responsible for his death. The cause of death will not be released as investigators must strike a balance between protecting key details of the investigation and releasing information. This is done to protect the integrity of the investigation to ensure that this matter can be brought before the courts with the necessary evidence for a successful prosecution.

Investigators have been in regular contact with Mr. Gardiner's family to provide them with support, updates and explain the investigative process that is being undertaken. Investigators are interested in hearing from anyone who may have information regarding this tragic event and they are encouraged to call the Northern Rockies RCMP detachment

If you have any information about this contact the Northern Rockies RCMP at (250) 774-2700 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477.
 

Released by

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521

Email: madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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