RCMP Update Search for Missing B.C. Murder Suspects

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Manitoba are updating the search for two teens wanted for murder.

On August 3, RCMP located several items on the shoreline of the Nelson River, approximately 9 km from where a burnt vehicle was previously located.

RCMP have confirmed that these items are directly linked to Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, who are accused of killing one person and suspected in the deaths of two others last month in B.C.. Police also found a damaged boat on the same day.


Based on this information, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) was immediately deployed for a thorough underwater search approximately 29 metres around the location where the boat was found but authorities say the search did not uncover any additional items linked to the suspects.

The roadblock has been removed, but officers remain in the Gillam, Manitoba area.

According to RCMP, to ensure the integrity of the investigation, no further information about the items will be provided at this time.

The longtime friends from Port Alberni, B.C. face charges of second-degree murder in the death of Leonard Dyck, a 64-year-old lecturer at the University of British Columbia.

They’re also wanted on Canada-wide warrants in connection with the shooting deaths of Australian Lucas Fowler, 23, and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese, 24, whose bodies were found on the side of the Alaska Highway in northern B.C.