Ontario police haven't confirmed tipster's claim that Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod were in Kapuskasing

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      Update (August 2): Ontario Provincial Police announced that they have designated a team to investigate the numerous tips they are receiving about possible sightings of the suspects. For more information, see this article.  

      On the same day that the Manitoba RCMP announced it was somewhat scaling back a search for two B.C. fugitives, the public's attention has shifted to northern Ontario.

      That's because a tipster claimed to have spotted Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, in white vehicle in Kapuskasing.

      According to Global News, the alleged sighting occurred at a construction site on Highway 11.

      Kapuskasing is more than 2,300 kilometres by vehicle from Gillam, Manitoba, where the police search has been centred.

      Police have not confirmed that the Port Alberni teens were actually in Kapuskasing.


      Schmegelsky and McLeod have been charged with one count of second-degree murder in this month's death of UBC botany instructor Len Dyck south of Dease Lake. 

      The pair are also prime suspects in this month's murders of tourists Chynna Deese and Lucas Fowler near Liard Hot Springs, B.C.