Canada manhunt fugitives recorded final video messages, family says

Canada manhunt fugitives recorded final video messages, family says

Canada manhunt fugitives recorded final video messages, family says

In this July 23 photo, security camera images of fugitives Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, are displayed during a news conference.

The Vancouver Star is reporting that Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod recorded a video before their death near Gillam Manitoba.

Authorities found the ex-fugitives, dead of self-inflicted gunshot wounds, August 7 in dense brush near the shoreline of the Nelson River in Gillam.

The two B.C. murder suspects that led RCMP on a cross-province manhunt left behind a "last will and testament" video before shooting themselves dead in the northern Manitoba wilderness, the Toronto Star reported.

The footage serves as a "last will and testament" and discusses the pair's wishes for their remains, according to the source, who says RCMP members showed them 30 seconds of the video.

McLeod and Schmegelsky are also suspected of killing 64-year-old university botany lecturer Leonard Dyck four days later on another BC highway.

Last week, one of Chynna Deese's brothers told The Canadian Press he doesn't expect the RCMP to provide a definitive explanation on why she and her partner, Lucas Fowler, were shot to death in B.C.'s north.

The two had been on the run since at least July 15 after the bodies of Lucas Fowler, and Chynna Deese were found south of the Liard Hot Springs.

The police had initially failed to link the crimes and had treated the teens as missing persons.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced on August 12 that autopsies pointed to the teenagers taking their own lives.

Police linked the crimes on July 23, charging Schmegelsky and McLeod with the murders of Deese and Fowler.

The teenagers drove Dyck's Toyota RAV4 3,000km east to Gillam, sparking a massive manhunt that eventually led to the discovery of their bodies.

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