OPP investigative team following up on tips regarding BC murder suspects

Aug 2 2019, 7:29 pm

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has established an investigative team to follow up on tips received about BC murder suspects, Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.

In a release, OPP confirmed that it is currently investigating “numerous reports from across the province of suspicious vehicles and or young males believed to be the British Columbia homicide suspects.”

However, OPP says it cannot confirm if any of these sightings were of McLeod or Schmegelsky.

The teens are each facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of Vancouver resident Leonard Dyck, whose body was found near a burnt-out pickup truck, close to Dease Lake, BC on July 19.

They are also suspects in the deaths of 24-year-old Chynna Noelle Deese and 23-year-old Lucas Robertson Fowler.

Authorities were previously focusing their search in northern Manitoba after the RAV4 McLeod and Schmegelsky were driving in was discovered on fire near the Gillum area.

On July 28, RCMP refocused its search to York Landing, Manitoba but officers were unable to find the fugitives.

On July 31, Manitoba RCMP announced today that it will begin to scale down its search efforts for McLeod and Schmegelsky.

OPP is asking the public to remain vigilant of their personal safety at all times.

“These two suspects are considered dangerous. If observed, do not approach them and call police immediately,” said OPP in a release.


Kam McLeod is described as:

  • 6 foot 4
  • Approximately 169 pounds
  • Dark brown hair and facial hair
  • Brown eyes

Bryer Schmegelsky is described as:

  • 6 foot 4
  • Approximately 169 pounds
  • Sandy brown hair

The BC RCMP Major Crime tiplines remain open in support of the Leonard Dyck, Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese homicide investigations. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-877-543-4822 or 778-290-5291.

Anyone who sees McLeod or Schmegelsky is instructed to call 911 immediately.

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