Updated: B.C. RCMP identify unknown dead male found near Dease Lake

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      Update (July 24): B.C. RCMP announced that this victim has been identified as Leonard Dyck of Vancouver. For more information, see this article

      As the search continues for two murder suspects linked to the deaths of three people in Northern B.C., the identity of one of the deceased individuals remains unknown.

      On July 19, Dease Lake RCMP received a report about a pickup truck ablaze south of the Stikine River Bridge on Highway 37.

      Upon investigating, a passing motorist reported spotting a body about two kilometres (one mile) south of the vehicle fire on a highway pullout.

      In a news release from the B.C. RCMP on July 22, the deceased man is described as a white male who is between 173 to 178 centimetres (five-feet, eight inches and five-feet, 10-inches) tall with a heavy build.

      He appears to be about 50 to 60 years old and has grey hair and a bushy grey beard.

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

      B.C. RCMP

      The two males connected to the truck on fire—18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky and 19-year-old Kam McLeod—are murder suspects in the deaths of 24-year-old American Chynna Deese and 23-year-old Australian Lucas Robertson on the Alaska Highway near Liard Hot Springs.

      The search for the two males has since extended into Northern Manitoba.

      B.C. RCMP