VIDEO: Bodies of B.C. Fugitives Found Near Gillam

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The manhunt for a pair of suspects wanted in the deaths of three people in northern B.C. is over.

According to RCMP, the search came to an end after two bodies were found Wednesday morning near the shoreline of the Nelson River, less than 10 kilometres northeast of the town of Gillam — in northern Manitoba.

Autopsies will be performed Thursday on the bodies believed to be Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.

It was announced on Tuesday that authorites located several items on the shoreline of the Nelson River, approximately 9km from where a burnt vehicle was previously located.

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

The pair were 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.

 

— With files from The Canadian Press