Teenagers Suspected Of Killing Lucas Fowler Found Dead
Canadian authorities hunting for the alleged teenage killers of NSW man Lucas Fowler and two other people have found two bodies.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced on Wednesday they discovered the bodies of fugitives Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmelgsky, 18, in dense bush near the Nelson River and the small town of Gillam, Manitoba.
“At this time, we believe these are the bodies of the two suspects wanted in connection with the homicides in British Columbia,” RCMP spokeswoman Jane MacLatchy said during a press conference.
“I’m confident it is them but to identify them officially and to be sure we have to go to autopsy.”
The teenagers from Vancouver Island, were suspected of killing Fowler, his US girlfriend Chynna Deese and botanist Leonard Dyck along British Columbia highways last month and then fleeing 3000km west to Gillam, Manitoba.
Fowler, 23, the son of a high-ranking NSW police officer, and his girlfriend Deese, 24, were found shot dead and left in a ditch on the side of a highway on July 15.
Dyck was discovered four days later on another BC highway and 2km away from an abandoned and burning pick-up truck Schmegelsky and McLeod had been driving.
The discovery comes after Canadian Police have made an extreme move in their relentless quest to find to teenage fugitives still at large after a string of suspected murders.
The Underwater Recovery Team from the Manitoba branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) joined the multitude of teams searching for the teens a few days ago.
The RCMP also revealed officers located a "damaged aluminium boat" on the shores of the river during a helicopter search on Friday. Police are now investigating if the boat is connected to the teenagers and if they could have used it to continue to evade authorities by fleeing across the water.
Just last week, police pulled out of a search area in the small community of York Landing, where the teens had been reportedly sighted. Authorities returned to the Gillam area -- 3000 kilometres from the province of British Columbia where the teens started their race from the police.
Just last week, police pulled out of a search area in the small community of York Landing, where the teens had been reportedly sighted. Authorities have returned to the Gillam area -- 3000 kilometres from the province of British Columbia where the teens started their race from the police.
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