The search for two Port Alberni suspects in the deaths of three people in northern British Columbia continues in northern Manitoba Tuesday night.
RCMP in Manitoba wrote in a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, saying they have reason to believe 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky were recently in the Gillam area. The two suspects are considered armed and dangerous. The public is asked not to approach them and instead call 911 if they see the pair.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky MAY be in Manitoba and are considered dangerous. We have reasons to believe they were recently in the Gillam area. If you spot them – take no actions – do not approach – call 911 or your local police immediately. #rcmpmb pic.twitter.com/yh2yV78oZd
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 23, 2019
Fox Lake Cree Nation, which is near Gillam, says in a statement that residents should report any suspicious activity to the police.
Gillam is about one-thousand kilometres north of Winnipeg with only one major road in and out.
McLeod and Schmegelsky are wanted in the deaths of Australian Lucas Fowler, his American girlfriend Chynna Deese and an unidentified man found a few kilometres from the suspects’ burned-out vehicle in northern B.C.
On July 15, the bodies of 23-year-old Fowler and his 24-year-old Deese of Charlotte, N.C., were found on the side of the Alaska Highway near Liard Hot Springs. Police later said the couple were victims to “gun violence.”
Then the body of a man was found at a highway pullout on July 19, close to where officers responded to a vehicle fire south of the Stikine River Bridge on Highway 37, near Dease Lake. The location was about 470 kilometres away from where Fowler and Deese were discovered.
The deceased man has not been identified and police have not confirmed how he died. He is described as a white man, 5’8″ to 5’10,” with a heavy build, 50 to 60-years-old with a grey beard and grey hair.
Police said McLeod and Schmegelsky were driving the red and grey Dodge pickup truck that was found burned out.