Fresh clues found in Canada manhunt

Fresh clues found in Canada manhunt

McLeod and Schmegelsky were wanted for the killings of North Carolina native Chynna Deese, her Australian boyfriend, Lucas Fowler, and University of British Columbia professor Leonard Dyck.

The mayor of Port Alberni, the hometown of the B.C. murder suspects, said the town will "pull together" after the country-wide manhunt ended Wednesday with the discovery of two bodies believed to be Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod.

The bodies were found about eight kilometres from where a burned out Toyota RAV-4, believed to have been driven by Schmegelsky and McLeod, was found near Gillam on July 22.

"Everything is possible at this stage", RCMP Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy told reporters last week, acknowledging then that McLeod and Schmegelsky could be dead.

The cause of death in both cases is yet to be determined, according to police.

A police helicopter had initially spotted a damaged boat along the river last week in what Assistant Commissioner MacLatchy described as "very tough terrain".

Lucas's father Steven Fowler told those gathered he and his family never had a chance to meet Chynna, but "she stole Lucas's heart and she became part of our family", he said.


"We knew we just needed to find that one piece of evidence that would move this search forward", MacLatchy said.

She said there is a sense of relief for families of the victims involved and the communities in the area.

Officials narrowed the search area after critical evidence was found on the shore of the river Friday.

The bodies of the two men were discovered just one kilometre from where the undisclosed evidence was found, and eight kilometres from where a burnt out vehicle belonging to the fugitive pair was located.

Four days after the shocking July 15 discovery, Leonard Dyck, a university botanist, was found dead on another BC highway.

"We still need to ensure our investigative findings. continues to confirm our investigative theory, and eliminates other theories and suspects", Hackett said.

"Obviously, we will not have the opportunity to speak with these individuals", he said. They believe they are 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryan Schmegelsky.


He said the RCMP were anticipating charges in the deaths of Fowler and Deese, but they were not forthcoming.

Police had said on Tuesday (local time) they were investigating all possibilities including that the suspects might have drowned.

"The closure is here for Gillam and the Fox Lake area", he said.

"It's going to be extremely hard for us to ascertain definitely what the motive was", he said.

RCMP say the investigations into the homicides are still on-going and more updates will be provided once available.

Alan Schmegelsky said his son had been in mental anguish.


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