RCMP provide update in manhunt for suspected BC killers

Aug 7 2019, 3:04 am

As a Canada-wide manhunt for BC murder suspects Kam Mcleod and Bryer Schmelgsky continues, RCMP in Manitoba said on Tuesday that “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.

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While police didn’t elaborate on what exactly the items are, they revealed that the items – as well as a damaged boat found along the river – were discovered on August 3.

“Based on this information, RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) were immediately deployed,” police said. “On August 4, 2019, URT conducted a thorough underwater search approximately 29 metres around the location where the boat was found.”

Despite the discovery of the items, however, the search “did not uncover any additional items linked to the suspects.”

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.

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

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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