Suspect's Father Warns His Son Will Go Out In 'Blaze Of Glory'
Canadian authorities have identified the third alleged victim of roadside murders in British Columbia as they laid murder charges against two teen suspects and one of the suspect's fathers has spoken out.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Wednesday (local time) confirmed the man found dead on a pullout on Highway 37 last Friday is Leonard Dyck, from Vancouver.
In a statement, police announced they have charged Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, with Dyck's second-degree murder.
The pair are suspects in the murder of Australian Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese.
Authorities were initially unable to identify Dyck when his body was found last Friday, about two kilometres south of a burning Dodge pick-up truck driven by McLeod and Schmegelsky.
The teenagers' second burnt-out vehicle was later found abandoned in bushland outside the small town of Gillam, Manitoba, a wild and remote area of northern Canada.
The charge allows the RCMP to issue country-wide warrants for McLeod and Schmegelsky who are also suspects in the murder of Australian Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese.
It comes as the father of one of the teenagers reportedly said his son is "on a suicide" mission and he expects him to "go out in a blaze of glory".
Schmegelsky's father Alan told Canadian Press his son was dealing with some "very serious pain" and "wants his hurt to end".
"They're going to go out in a blaze of glory," he said. "Trust me on this".
Photos reportedly of the duo have been published in The Globe And Mail, from someone alleging to have been sent them via an online game called Steam.
The player said he had played with Schmegelsky and McLeod in the game and was sent the images by them.
The images paint a disturbing picture of the duo as a Canadian-wide manhunt continues.
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