In connection to three deaths across northern B.C., two Port Alberni teenagers earlier deemed missing, are now suspects, police verified Tuesday.
Police say, Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, were searched by police after a man’s body was discovered kilometers from the pair’s burned-out truck near Dease Lake, B.C. on Friday. There was no identification on the man.
Investigators are now considering the pair of suspects in the death of the man as well as the deaths of Lucas Fowler, a 23-year-old Australian man, and Chynna Deese, a 24-year-old American woman.
The couple were discovered dead along the Alaska Highway near Liard Hot Springs, about 470 kilometers south of where they discovered near the truck of the Port Alberni pair.
Fowler and Deese were on a road trip across Canada to Alaska when sometime between July 14 and July 15, they were found shot to death.
At a Tuesday news conference at E Division headquarters in Surrey, Mounties released the shocking update. They said they joined B.C. with McLeod and Schmegelsky. And in northern Saskatchewan, they were last seen.
“We believe that they’re likely continuing to travel, though we don’t have a possible destination,” said Sgt. Janelle Shoihet, spokeswoman for RCMP. They were last seen driving a Toyota RAV-4 grey 2011.
Police asked the public to keep their distance from the teenagers if they see them as dangerous.
The pair are described as approximately 6’4″ and 170 pounds for both teenagers. McLeod has dark brown hair, facial hair, and brown eyes.
We are asking the public that if you spot Kam McLeod or Bryer Schmegelsky to consider them as dangerous – take no actions – do not approach – and call 911 immediately. pic.twitter.com/RdhBNVr5im
— BCRCMP (@BCRCMP) 23 tháng 7, 2019