RCMP to give 'significant' update today in manhunt of BC murder suspects

Aug 7 2019, 11:59 am

UPDATE: 2 bodies found in Manitoba wilderness believed to be BC murder suspects: RCMP

A ‘significant’ update in the search for BC murder suspects Kam McLeod, and Bryer Schmegelsky, is expected to be provided around noon PST today, according to reports.

19-year-old McLeod, and 18-year-old Schmegelsky, from Port Alberni, 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.

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They have been the subject of a Canada-wide manhunt, which has been largely concentrated in and around Gilliam, Manitoba, after another torched vehicle believed to be connected to the pair was found in late July.

On Tuesday, Manitoba RCMP “several items” that are “directly linked” to the suspects were found on the shoreline of the Nelson River, approximately nine kilometres from where the pair’s torched vehicle was originally located, but did not elaborate.

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.