Teens once thought missing now suspects in three B.C. murders

Posted July 27, 2019

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"We continue to ask the public to remain vigilant for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, and consider them to be armed and unsafe", police said.

Dyck's body was found Friday, and authorities were able to identify him after releasing a composite sketch of the man.

RCMP urged the public to remain vigilant for the suspect, and have considered them to be "armed and risky". Both suspects were said to be on the run and a danger to the public.

Initially, the two were believed to be missing.

In a public release on Wednesday, OPP said the last confirmed sighting of Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, was in Meadow Lake, Sask.

But so far, there is no indication that the crimes are at all linked to the Highway of Tears investigations, Shoihet said.

He loved strategy and battle video games in particular, Schmegelsky said, and two years ago his son asked for an airsoft gun for Christmas. "We just don't have those kinds of facilities in this area". The two youths had been travelling to Whitehorse in the Yukon in search of work.

They were "everyday, good kids" who didn't get into trouble, but his son had problems at home and, at 16, briefly moved to Victoria to live with him, Alan Schmegelsky said.

Schmegelsky said he and his wife separated when their son was five.

Shoihet said they are considered unsafe and urged the public not to approach them and to call 911.

McLeod and Schmegelsky were last seen in northern Saskatchewan, driving a gray 2011 Toyota RAV4, the RCMP said. RCMP believe the suspects were recently in the area of Gillam, Man. - around 50 kilometres west of Bird reserve. The two may be using a different vehicle, on foot or even travelling separately.

Police have not said where in northern Saskatchewan the duo may be, but speculated they will continue to travel. Notifying others of a planned route and periodically checking in are important safety steps, she said. 4, approximately 169 pounds, with brown eyes, dark brown hair and facial hair.

Their bodies were found along the Alaska Highway, 12 miles south of Liard Hot Springs, a popular tourist attraction in British Columbia, a press release said.

Chynna Deese's mother, Sheila Deese, told CNN affiliate WSOC the two were going to travel in a van through Canada to visit all the national parks.

Police later found the body of a third man in his 50s or 60s about 300 miles (480 kilometers) away, near the ruins of a torched pick-up truck believed to have been used by the teen suspects.

"I may be an experienced police officer but today I'm standing here as the father of the murder victim", Fowler's father, Stephen said at a news conference in Surrey, British Columbia. His research focused on seaweeds.

"We also remind travellers to share your plans with family and friends, establish check-in times and notify someone if your plans change".

The RCMP did not say how Dyck was identified, but his family has been notified.

"His death has created unthinkable grief and we are struggling to understand what has happened", the statement said. The mounties expressed their understanding of the public's interest in the case given how "unusual", homicides of this nature tend to be.

In a written statement, the B.C. RCMP said investigators across the country are sharing information to find McLeod and Schmegelsky.