Wasillie "Gabe" Jost, 09-21-98

Anchorage Daily News
Thursday, May 06, 1999

Police have identified the body recovered from Lake Spenard on Tuesday as Wasillie "Gabe" Jost, 26. Police said an autopsy performed Wednesday showed the cause of death was drowning. Police are investigating his death as a homicide. Jost was last seen Sept. 21 near the Old Seward Highway and Dimond Boulevard. Police searched the lake for his body last fall without success.

Police said Wednesday they are questioning suspects but had made no arrests. Jost's father, Jerry Jost, said the recovery of his son's body "brings a sense of closure at least to one chapter." Wasillie Jost grew up in Anchorage and graduated from East High School, his father said. At the time of his death, he was working for a janitorial service cleaning out railroad cars.

Daily News staff report

Local man charged in drowning
Author: Nicole Tsong
Anchorage Daily News
Date: December 27, 2001
Publication: Anchorage Daily News (AK)
Page: B2
Word count: 429

Anchorage police arrested a local man early Wednesday morning on charges that he drowned a 26-year-old acquaintance in Lake Spenard three years ago.

Louie W. Crandall II, 28, was arrested at 12:30 a.m. at a trailer home on Russian Jack Drive. Crandall faces charges of first-degree murder for the 1998 death of Wasfili Gabrielagibnik Jost, also known as Gabe.

The murder charge was filed Monday in Anchorage District Court, when police also requested an arrest warrant for Crandall. He is