The bodies of two teenage fugitives, suspected of 3 murders, have been discovered, according to Canadian police.
Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky have been on the run given that 23-year-old Australian Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese, 24, had been discovered shot dead alongside the Alaska Highway in northern British Columbia two weeks ago.
They have also been charged in a third murder, of 64-year-old Canadian biology professor Leonard Dyck, whose physique police discovered later in the very same area.
“At this time, we believe that these are the bodies of the two
suspects wanted in connection with the homicides in British Columbia,”
mentioned Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy, commanding officer of the
McLeod, 19, and Schmegelsky, 18, had been final spotted on July 22 in the
Gillam area, far more than 1 000km north of the Manitoba capital Winnipeg.
The pair have been described by loved ones as “skilled survivalists” but Manu Tranquard, a professor at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, mentioned calling them professionals would be “a stretch”.
“Most individuals who say they are element of the ‘survivalist’ movement are individuals who invest time on YouTube watching video demonstrations of various tactics, but they never basically practice the tactics themselves,” he told AFP.
On Wednesday, Canadian police mentioned they had been scaling back the hunt. Investigators are not ruling out that the teenagers may possibly currently be dead, or that they discovered a way out of Manitoba.
“If they are nevertheless alive, that is a further story, given that then the police have time on their side,” mentioned Hebert.
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