RCMP search for B.C. fugitives moves to York Landing, Manitoba

RCMP search for B.C. fugitives moves to York Landing, Manitoba

RCMP search for B.C. fugitives moves to York Landing, Manitoba

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has been scouring northern Manitoba, where a second burnt-out vehicle was found on Tuesday.

Kam McLeod (R), 19 and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, from Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada.

Bryer Schmegelsky is a suspect in three murders in northern B.C. along with his friend, 19-year-old Kam McLeod, and RCMP are continuing to search a boggy, remote area in Manitoba where they were last seen.

"Officers searched the York Landing area throughout the night and continue their efforts today", Courchaine said.

The sighting hasn't yet been confirmed by police.

Half a dozen Bear Clan members flew to Gillam Friday "as ambassadors" to check on the well-being of residents in the nearby First Nations of Fox Lake, York Factory and War Lake, as part of a safety strategy devised by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC).

The Indian reserve had a population of 443 in 2016.

The community is a remote town about 90 kilometres southwest of Gillam that is only accesible by air or ferry in the summer.

"Our investigators are also exploring the possibility that the suspects may have inadvertently received assistance in leaving the area", Manitoba RCMP media relations officer Cpl. "It's very shocking and concerning to know that these two gentlemen are possibly here", he said.

Charged with second-degree murder in the death of University of British Columbia professor Leonard Dyck and wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Australian Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese, the suspects have been the subject of the manhunt for almost a week.

The manhunt for two Canadian teens suspected of murdering three people, including an American and her boyfriend, intensified over the weekend after a possible sighting of the pair in York Landing, Manitoba.

"The ongoing stress of the large police, military and media presence in the community is starting to take its toll, and our community members look forward to a return to normalcy", he said in the statement.

Mr Fowler, 23, from Sydney, and his North Carolina girlfriend Chynna Deese, 24, were on a Canadian road trip in BC two weeks ago when their old van broke down on a highway.

"We are urging everyone to remain indoors with windows and doors locked", Constant wrote. Their bodies were discovered July 15 beside the Alaska Highway, 20 kilometres south of Liard Hot Springs.

The tiny community of 450 people is a four-hour drive from Gillam, where authorities have been searching for the suspects using dogs, drones, and officers.

Meanwhile, the father of one of the suspects has sent a book to reporters describing his mental health, harassment convictions involving his ex-wife and his relationship with his fugitive son. "To know his attractive girlfriend, Chynna Deese of Charlotte, North Carolina also lost her life in this violent event is too cruel".

Upon realizing they had been spotted, the two individuals bolted and disappeared into the tree line, Favel said.

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