Manitoba RCMP warns public about B.C. murder suspects possibly in Gillam area

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      The search for two murder suspects has expanded from northern Saskatchewan to Manitoba.

      Northern Rockies RCMP announced on July 23 that the two suspects in question—19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky from Port Alberni, B.C.—are being sought after their vehicle and camper were found on fire near Dease Lake, B.C., and an unidentified dead male was found nearby.

      McLeod and Schmegelsky were originally announced as missing on July 21 but are now also considered suspects in the double-homicide of tourists Lucas Fowler from Australia and Chynna Deese from the U.S., who were found dead near Liard Hot Springs on the Alaska Highway on July 19.

      Northern Rockies RCMP had stated in their July 23 news release that McLeod and Schmegelsky were seen driving a grey 2011 Toyota Rav 4 and were spotted in northern Saskatchewan.

      Northern Rockies RCMP

      Although Manitoba RCMP haven’t issued a news release, they did send out a public-safety message on social media on July 23.

      The message stated that McLeod and Schmegelsky may be in Manitoba and are considered dangerous.

      RCMP also stated that they have reasons to believe that the two males were recently in the area of the town of Gillam, which is located between Thompson and Churchill in northern Manitoba.

      Kam Mcleod
      B.C. RCMP

      McLeod is described as 193 centimeters (six-feet, four-inches) tall and weighs about 77 kilograms (169 pounds). He has brown eyes and dark brown hair as as well as facial hair.

      Schmegelsky is described as 193 centimetres (six-feet, four-inches) tall and weighs about 77 kilograms (169 pounds). He has sandy brown hair.

      Bryer Schmegelsky
      B.C. RCMP

      Anyone who sees them is warned not to approach them but to call 911 immediately.

      Anyone with information relevant to this case can call the RCMP Major Crime Tipline at 1-877-543-4822 or 778-290-5291. 

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