Massive manhunt underway for two Port Alberni suspects who may be in northern Manitoba

WatchA massive RCMP manhunt is now underway far to the east of B.C. Schmegelsky and McLeod are now thought to be moving quickly. Mary Griffin now with latest on the police search.

Police think Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod are travelling in a grey 2011 Toyota RAV 4 due to a photo captured by closed-circuit camera in northern Saskatchewan.

From Dease Lake, where the body of an unidentified man was found on a highway pullout on July 19, the suspects wanted in connection with three northern B.C. deaths likely drove across the northern half of the province.

Three days earlier Lucas Fowler of Sydney, Australia and his girlfriend Chynna Deese of Charlotte, N.C. were found dead in the Liard Hot Springs area.

When the suspects crossed the border out of B.C., they had the choice of passing through Rycroft, Alta. or Grande Prairie, Alta. They then could continue through Alberta to northern Saskatchewan where they were spotted at a Meadow Lake Co-op on July 21.

The pair appear to be travelling very quickly.

Manitoba RCMP said Tuesday they believe the two men were recently in the northern community of Gillam. They are considered armed and dangerous.

The drive from Dease Lake to Gillam, Man. is more than 3,300 kilometres.

Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said in a news conference held in Surrey Tuesday morning that the situation is fluid.

“Honestly, as I was coming in there is new information still coming in. So these investigations are very quick moving,” Shoihet said.

RCMP are urging the public if they see the two men not to approach them but to call 911.

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