Investigators have found two bodies in the search for teen fugitives suspected of killing three people in Canada, including a young American tourist.
NBC News reports that authorities believe the bodies are those of Cam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18. The Manitoba division of the Royal Canadian Mountain Police announced the discovery Wednesday on Twitter, saying that the bodies were found near the shore of the Nelson River, less than five miles from a burned vehicle that launched a missing persons search that turned into a manhunt.
The search is over. At 10am this morning, Manitoba RCMP officers located the bodies of two males, believed to be the BC suspects, near the shoreline of the Nelson River (approx 8km from the burnt vehicle). #rcmpmb pic.twitter.com/tZ7EBFsNDr
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 7, 2019
The pair is believed to be responsible for the July shooting deaths of North Carolina native Chynna Deese, 24; her Australian boyfriend, Lucas Fowler, 23; and university professor Leonard Dyck, 64. Last week, after a number of possible sightings that did not lead to the suspects’ capture, Canadian authorities reduced the scale of the manhunt.
But late last week, the RCMP found a damaged aluminum boat on the shore of the Nelson River, along with additional items connected to the suspect. RCMP then deployed a dive team to search the water.
Authorities have not yet released a possible motive for the killings. There is no known relationship between the suspects and the three victims.
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