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No new sightings or information as RCMP canvas town where two B.C. suspected killers last seen

Last Updated Jul 29, 2019 at 1:16 pm PST


RCMP are canvassing an isolated town in northern Manitoba as the search for suspects in three B.C. killings continues

Port Alberni teens Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmeglsky were last seen Monday

The pair are charged with one count of second-degree murder, and are wanted for questioning in two other killings

GILLAM, Mb. (NEWS 1130) — Mounties in northern Manitoba are spending the next two days knocking on doors in Gillam and at the Fox Lake Cree Nation Reserve in hopes of finding two men suspected in three killings in northern B.C., and any information that may lead to their arrests.

But so far, police are turning up empty-handed.

There have been no new sightings of Port Alberni teens Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmeglsky, 18, as of Saturday afternoon. The last confirmed sighting was on Monday in the Gillam area, an isolated region of bog and bush with one access road.

According to an RCMP spokesperson, they don’t have any information that suggests they have left the area.

“However, our investigators remain open to the possibility and continue to ask anyone who may have inadvertently provided assistance to the suspects to come forward and contact police,” Robert Cyrennesay says in a press release.

On top of the canvas, police have also searched more than 100 empty homes and other abandoned buildings and campsites in Gillam. Canadian Armed Forces have chipped in on the manhunt with support from the air.

Both men have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of UBC sessional lecturer Leonard Dyck, who was found dead near Dease Lake. His body was found near a burned out camper owned by the suspects.

They are also wanted for questioning in the deaths of Australian Lucas Fowler and his American Girlfriend Chynna Deese, who were found near Liard Hot Springs on a northern B.C. highway on July 15. Both were shot.

A burned-out SUV the two men were travelling in was found near Gillam this week and there haven’t been any reports of stolen vehicles.

Canada-wide warrants have been issued for the pair, and they are considered dangerous.

– With files from the Canadian Press