Bodies believed to be B.C. murder suspects found in Manitoba

Bryer Schmegelsky, Kam McLeod 2

Autopsies are to be done Thursday on two bodies believed to be the suspects of three British Columbia murders.

The remains were found yesterday by RCMP in dense brush near Gillam in northern Manitoba following a massive manhunt.

RCMP say they believe the bodies are those of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky of Port Alberni, B.C.

The teens were facing a second-degree murder charge in the death last month of a Vancouver university lecturer and are suspects in the shooting deaths of an American tourist her Australian boyfriend.

RCMP Assistant Commissioner Kevin Hackett says the investigation isn't over and Mounties may never discover a motive for the killings.

The search for the pair stretched across the Prairies into remote northern Manitoba, a distance police say would stretch from London to Moscow.

Hackett says the homicide investigation generated more than 1,000 tips.

Gillam Mayor Dwayne Forman says people in the area are relieved after living in fear.

He says it will bring closure to local residents, but he says closure for the victims' families is far from over.