Burned-out vehicle linked to fugitives Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky found in northern Manitoba

    1 of 3 2 of 3

      There's a new development in the RCMP's pursuit of two suspects in the deaths of three people in northern B.C. 

      Manitoba Mounties say they have recovered a burned-out vehicle in the Gillam area. It was carrying fugitives Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, who are from Port Alberni, B.C.

      Gillam is in northern Manitoba not far from James Bay.

      "We can now confirm that this vehicle is the same vehicle that the suspects were travelling in," Cpl. Julie Courchaine told reporters. "Based on this information, we have sent a number of resources to the Gillam area. There will be a heavier police presence in the community."

      The community of Gillam is in northern Manitoba not far from James Bay.

      Anyone who sees McLeod or Schmegelsky is being urged to call 911 and not to approach the two men.

      Another new development: photos of Schmegelsky were sent to a user on a video game network.

      In one of the images, Schmegelsky is wearing battle fatigues and a rifle. Another picture shows Nazi memorabilia.

      The teen's father, Alan Schmegelsky, told the Vancouver Sun that he believes is son is on suicide mission.

      “A normal child doesn’t travel across the country killing people," he told the newspaper. "A child in some very serious pain does."

      Schmegelsky and McLeod were originally reported as missing after their pickup truck was set on fire on July 19 along Highway 37 south of Dease Lake, B.C.

      An unidentified male was found dead about two kilometres away.

      This occurred a few days after two tourists, American Chynna Deese and Australian Lucas Fowler, were found murdered off the Alaska Highway about 400 kilometres away.

      After McLeod and Schmegelsky were spotted in Saskatchewan, the RCMP said they were no longer missing and had become suspects.

      "The investigation is complex," Courchaine said today. "If we have a confirmed sighting, we will let everyone know as soon as possible."

      The RCMP have warned the public not to approach Kam McLeod or Bryer Schmegelsky.