Manslaughter charges laid in Whistler stabbing death 

The accused are three 17-year-old youths from the Lower Mainland

click to enlarge PHOTO BY DAVID BUZZARD / WWW.MEDIA-CENTRE.CA - MAY LONG An officer patrols the village on Saturday, May 16. The violence continued on Whistler's notorious May Long Weekend when two men were stabbed in altercations, including 19-year-old Luka Gordic, who succumbed to his injuries.
  • Photo by David Buzzard / www.media-centre.ca
  • MAY LONG An officer patrols the village on Saturday, May 16. The violence continued on Whistler's notorious May Long Weekend when two men were stabbed in altercations, including 19-year-old Luka Gordic, who succumbed to his injuries.

Manslaughter charges have been laid against three teens in connection to the stabbing death of 19-year-old Luka Gordic in Whistler on May 17.

The accused are 17-year-old males from the Lower Mainland. An 18-year-old man also faces charges.

"This was a situation where a group of young people who knew each other had a dispute which turned deadly," said Sgt. Stephanie Ashton, media spokesperson for the RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), in a release.

"There are some witnesses who have yet to speak with investigators about the death of Luka Gordic, we ask that those people come forward now and tell us what they know," she added.

The accused will appear in North Vancouver court on Tuesday, May 19.

IHIT is asking anyone who may have information to call the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or email at ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Anonymous tips can be provided online at www.solvecrime.ca or by phone at 1-800-222-8477.

Check back with Pique on Thursday, May 21 for more on this story.

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