The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announces that it has found the bodies of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, two young British Columbians wanted for several weeks after three homicides in northern British Columbia.
On Wednesday morning at 10am, the RCMP found the bodies of two men in thick bushes, less than 1 miles from where items were found last Friday and a miles from where a burned vehicle was discovered.
According to Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy, Commanding Officer of the Manitoba RCMP, the police believe that the bodies found are those of the two suspects. An autopsy will be done in Winnipeg to confirm it.
“It’s a relief for the communities,” she says, “to find the bodies and put an end to a tough manhunt.”
It is the members of the BC RCMP who will continue to investigate the murders that occurred in that province and they will provide the details, says Jane MacLatchy.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) had been searching for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky for more than two weeks after three homicides in northern British Columbia.
On July 24, the RCMP formally charged the two men, aged 19, with the second degree murder of Leonard Dyck. Vancouver’s body was found in northern British Columbia on July 19, two kilometers from a burned van that had belonged to the two accused.
Suspects were being sought in the Gillam area, a small community 730 km from Winnipeg, Manitoba, in difficult and isolated terrain .
At a press conference, Manitoba RCMP spokeswoman Julie Courchaine confirmed that a burned-out vehicle that had been discovered had been used by the two suspects.
First reported missing after the fire of their van, Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, both of Port Alberni, on Vancouver Island, were later considered dangerous suspects in the shooting of a couple of men. tourists.
They are Australian Lucas Fowler, 23, and American Chynna Deese, 24. Their bodies were found on July 15, and police believe they were killed the same day or the day before.
On August 4, the RCMP claimed to have found a damaged boat on a bank of the Nelson River. The underwater recovery team was sent to the scene, but the search of the area did not provide any additional clues.
The RCMP, however, revealed that objects “directly related” to the fugitives were found on August 2, on the banks of the Nelson River, 9 kilometers from where the vehicle burned suspects had been abandoned
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