Bodies Found in Canada Believed to Be Fugitive Murderers

Bodies Found in Canada Believed to Be Fugitive Murderers

Bodies Found in Canada Believed to Be Fugitive Murderers

The two were facing a charge of second degree murder in the death of a Vancouver man, and were suspects in the shooting deaths of an American woman and her Australian boyfriend. Their bodies were found along a highway near Liard Hot Springs, B.C., on July 15.

Their burned-out vehicle was found in British Columbia and the teens were sighted in Alberta and Saskatchewan before another vehicle they had been using was found burning in Manitoba.

Gillam is 2,000 miles east of where the three bodies were found last month.

"It's huge to be able to hopefully give people an opportunity to exhale, and to hopefully eventually go back to normal, to not be afraid of who's out in the woods anymore", Ms MacLatchy said.

Canadian police have located the bodies of two males believed to have been pair on the run after three killings. She says she is confident it is them but an autopsy will confirm the identities.

July 17 - RCMP say the deaths are suspicious.

Murder suspects Kam McLeod, 19, and his friend Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, have not been seen since July 19. Police discovered Dyck's body four days later close to where the suspect's burning truck had been found. Dease Lake is about 470 kilometres from the first crime scene. They left around July 13. Fowler's father, an Australian police inspector, pleads for public help in the investigation.

It is unclear at this time if the dive provided any clues as to the whereabouts of McLeod and Schmegelsky. Investigators also canvassed every home and searched every abandoned building in Gillam and Fox Lake Cree Nation.

The search, conducted Sunday, included an area about 95 feet around the location where the boat was discovered. RCMP have confirmed that these items are directly linked to the suspects. They followed up on well over 200 tips, one of which took them to the community of York Landing, nearly 200km by road away from Gillam.

After dumping the auto on July 22 near Gillam, McLeod and Schmegelsky vanished, with no confirmed sightings announced by the RCMP since, despite a massive search of the wilderness and in neighbouring provinces.

However, an underwater recovery team searched the river outside Gillam and found no "additional items linked to the suspects", a release said.

Wednesday morning, a B.C. RCMP spokesperson said they didn't know what the found items were.

The bodies were found 1 km (0.6 mile) from where the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said "significant evidence" was discovered on Friday, and 8 km (4.97 miles) from where McLeod and Schmegelsky's burning vehicle was found on July 22, police said.

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