The ongoing search for two Canadian teens accused of killing three people has reportedly taken authorities to the seas after items directly linked to the pair were found along the shoreline in Manitoba on Friday.
In a press release, Royal Canadian Mountain Police (RMCP) said authorities conducting an aerial search for Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, spotted a damaged aluminum boat off the Nelson River. Five members of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team are now combing the river, which is located near the rural town of Gillam.
Gillam is located approximately 2,000 miles from British Columbia, where three slayings occurred last month. According to ABC News, Schmegelsky and McLeod were charged with the second-degree murder of Leonard Dyck, 64, a botanist who was found dead on July 19 a mile from the teens’ burning camper.
The teens are considered suspects in the murders of North Carolina woman Chynna Deese, 24, and her Australian boyfriend, Lucas Fowler, 24, who were found shot dead off a highway near Liard Hot Springs on July 15.
On Aug 2, several items directly linked to the suspects were found on shoreline, 9km along the Nelson River. RCMP Underwater Recovery Team did not find additional items. Roadblock on PR 290 has been removed, but officers remain in the Gillam area. #rcmpmb https://t.co/eHFxdLg6UM
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 6, 2019
Authorities declined to disclose the other items discovered on the shoreline. While RMCP said they’ve erected a roadblock near Sundance, Manitoba, one located near Gillam on Provincial Road 290 was removed, according to GlobalNews.ca.
NBC News reported that law enforcement’s latest announcement comes nearly a week after they completed an extensive search in York Landing. They zeroed in on the small community after local police reportedly spotted two suspicious men walking near a landfill.
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[Featured image: Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky/Canadian police]