Two Canadian friends have reportedly disappeared and investigators say they are considered suspects in the brutal murder of a young couple on a road trip earlier this month.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, 24-year-old Chynna Deese and 23-year-old Lucas Fowler were found fatally shot alongside the Alaska Highway in British Columbia. Days later, another body was found at a rest stop miles away.
According to CBC, 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky and 19-year-old Kam McLeod are accused of killing Deese and Fowler.
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The suspects’ truck was found burned in an area of British Columbia known as Dease Lake, just a few miles from where an as-yet unidentified man in his 50s or 60s was found dead.
Since then, neither of the longtime friends now named as suspects have not been heard from by family and friends. Detectives advise they might have attempted to change their physical features.
While the case was initially opened as a missing persons investigation, officials now warn the public to stay away if they come into contact with either Schmegelsky or McLeod.
“Take no action and immediately call 911,” said Sgt. Janelle Shoihet.
The father of one teen pleaded for help finding them just a day before police announced they were named as suspects.
“They’re just kids on an adventure,” Al Schmegelsky said earlier this week. “They’re good boys.”
Police say both men have a similar build, standing about 6 feet 4 inches and weighing about 169 pounds. Schmegelsky’s hair is described as sandy brown while McLeod has dark brown hair and brown eyes. The were believed to have been traveling in a gray 2011 Toyota RAV-4.
Updates did not provide many new details about their alleged crimes.
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[Feature Photos: Kam McLeod/ Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Chynna Deese and Lucas Fowler/Handout]