Homicide charges laid in Lillooet investigation

Lillooet, Major Crimes Unit

2022-03-21 14:30 PDT

File # 2022-481

On the evening of March 15, 2022 Lillooet RCMP were advised of a man down in the 600 block of Main St, Lillooet. See original release

The man was located suffering from serious injuries. He was transported to Lillooet hospital where he later succumbed to those injuries. The victim has been identified as Leeland Alexander, 25, from Lillooet B.C.

Investigators from the 'E' Div Major Crime Unit (MCU) spent several days in Lillooet speaking to witnesses and gathering evidence in this investigation said Sergeant Chris Manseau, BC RCMP spokesperson Investigators are now announcing that a suspect has been arrested and since been charged

On March 19, 2022, the BC Prosecution Service charged, Justin Ehlert with murder. Ehlert, 35, of Lillooet, has been held in custody pending a future court date.

The Lillooet RCMP and EDiv Major Crime Unit want to thank the work done on this investigation by the Statlimx Tribal Police, who were at the scene of the incident prior to the RCMP’s arrival.

Anyone with information who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact the Lillooet RCMP at 250-256-4244.

Released by

Sgt. Chris Manseau

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Lower Mainland District
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-3791
Cell: 250-413-7954

Email: chris.manseau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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