Update (July 24): The search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky has expanded to Manitoba. See this article for more details.
There's been a shocking development in the investigation into the double homicide of Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese.
They're the young Australian and American lovers and tourists were gunned down along the Alaska Highway last week near their broken-down van. It occurred south of Liard Hot Springs in the northeastern part of B.C.
Today, the RCMP disclosed that the suspects are two Port Alberni men who were previously described as missing.
It's been previously reported that Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, were travelling through B.C. in a pickup truck with a camper.
An unidentified male's dead body was found two kilometres away.
The RCMP said that they've now confirmed that McLeod, 19, and Shmegelsky, 18, have been spotted in northern Saskatchewan.
"We believe they are likely continuing to travel, though we don’t have a possible destination," the Mounties revealed. "They were seen driving a grey 2011 Toyota Rav 4."
As a result, the two are no longer deemed to be missing.
Rather, they are suspects in all three deaths in northern B.C. And police are warning the public that the two men are considered to be dangerous.
McLeod is 6'4" and 169 pounds with dark brown hair and facial hair. He has brown eyes.
Schmegelsky is also 6'4" and 169 pounds with sandy brown hair. He's clean-shaven.
McLeod and Schmegelsky have been friends since childhood and were both working at a Walmart store on Vancouver Island before heading north.
Police advise anyone who sees them to call 9-1-1 immediately.
Yesterday, Fowler's father Stephen, a senior Australian police officer, spoke to reporters about his son Lucas.
"He saved up all his money whilst he was working in Sydney. He set out on an adventure with a mate," Stephen Fowler said. "Along that tour, he met Chynna and they became an inseparable pair. It's a love story that has ended tragically. It really is.
"It's the worst ever love story because we now have two young people who had everything ahead of them tragically murdered."