Nearly one week later, still no sign of B.C. triple murder suspects Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod

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      Sniffer dogs, a Hercules military aircraft, and door-to-door police search in the Manitoba communities of Gillam and Fox Lake have still not unearthed two young B.C. fugitives.

      Port Alberni teens Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod have been on the lam since their pickup truck was set on fire on July 19 south of Dease Lake, B.C.

      They've been charged in the second-degree murder of UBC botanist Len Dyck, whose body was found two kilometres from the burned-out vehicle.

      Schmegelsky, 18, and McLeod, 19, are also suspects in the murders of a young tourist couple, Chynna Deese and Lucas Fowler, 400 kilometres away near Liard Hot Springs, B.C.

      The two suspects were last seen on Monday (July 22) in the area around Gillam, Manitoba, according to the RCMP.

      The vehicle that took them across four provinces, a Toyota Rav 4, was also found abandoned and burned out in the region.

      Gillam has more than 400 structures and according to the 2016 census, it's home to 1,036 people.

      The Fox Lake Indian Reserve, which is about 55 kilometres to the northeast, has more than 150 residents, according to the last census.

      People living in both communities remain on edge.

      There are also three hydroelectric dams in the area.

      Two days ago, Manitoba RCMP spokesperson, Cpl. Julie Courchaine, conceded that it's possible that someone may have "inadvertently" helped Schmegelsky and McLeod leave the area.

      But police have said they have no evidence that this has occurred.

      They're expected to provide another briefing to the media on Monday (July 29).

      Meanwhile, Schmegelsky's father, Alan Schmegelsky, conceded to CBC reporter Karin Larsen that the teen was fascinated with Nazi memorabilia but denied he was a neo-Nazi.

      Photos of the teen in combat fatigues and holding a replica rifle have been distributed through a video-game network.

      The father has been promoting his memoir, Red Flagged, in interviews with some reporters.

      According to news.com.au, Alan Schmegelsky wrote the book over 12 days last October. It's reportedly full of criticism of his ex-wife and divulges details of his father's AIDS diagnosis.

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