VIDEO: Suspects Died by Apparent Suicide by Gunfire: RCMP

AM800-News-Teens-Manhunt-BC-July 2019

The Mounties say autopsy results show two British Columbia men who led police on a cross-Canada manhunt killed themselves.

The RCMP released the results of an autopsy on Monday and say Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod died by what appears to be suicide by gunfire. 

Police also say in a statement that both young men appeared to be dead for a number of days before their bodies were found in northern Manitoba, but the exact time of their deaths isn't known.

Police also say there were strong indications that the teens had been alive for a few days since they were last seen in July and during the extensive search efforts in the Gillam area.

Police add two firearms were located with the dead men and forensic analysis is underway to "definitively confirm'' that the weapons are connected with the homicide investigations in B.C. 

The 19-year-old McLeod and 18-year-old Schmegelsky were charged with the murder of Leonard Dyck, a University of British Columbia botany lecturer, and were also suspects in the deaths of American Chynna Deese and her Australian boyfriend Lucas Fowler.

The RCMP say once its review has been completed in the next few weeks it will provide the families with an update and then will release the information publicly.