RCMP in Manitoba are providing an update on the search for the two Port Alberni suspects wanted in connection with three northern B.C. deaths.
LIVE: Manitoba RCMP update on manhunt for 2 fugitives
Police are expected to provide an update at 4 p.m. ET on the Canada-wide manhunt for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, both facing second-degree murder charges in the death of a B.C. man.
Posted by CBC Vancouver on Thursday, July 25, 2019
The nationwide manhunt for 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky and 19-year-old Kam McLeod, continued Thursday as police say they’re suspects in the deaths of Australian Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese.
Police charged the two young men yesterday with second-degree murder in the death of University of British Columbia lecturer Leonard Dyck, whose body was found near the teens’ burned-out truck in northwest B.C.
The two men most recently logged onto their Steam accounts 13 days ago, around the time they told family and friends they were leaving their small Vancouver Island community of Port Alberni, B.C., in search of work.
Schmegelsky’s account shows he was a frequent player of a shooting game called Russia Battlegrounds, and both young men’s Facebook pages were connected to an account called Illusive Gameing, which had a modified Soviet flag as its icon.
Alan Schmegelsky, the father of the 18-year-old, says he purchased the military fatigues and airsoft rifle for his son so he could play “battle” with his friends in the woods, and says the teenager loved strategy video games.
A burned-out car the teens were travelling in was found near the community of Gillam in northern Manitoba this week and police have set up a checkstop at an intersection on the only road leading into the town.
With files from The Canadian Press