Two bodies may be B.C. murder suspects

The search for murder suspects Kam Mcleod and Bryer Schmelgsky may be over. Today, RCMP announced they have found two bodies they believe to be the suspects. An autopsy will have to be done to confirm the identities.

The bodies were found near the shoreline of Nelson River in Manitoba, approximately nine kilometers from where a burnt vehicle had been located.

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RCMP were able to narrow in on an area after finding items linked to the suspects and a damaged boat.

The News-Optimist’s sister publication, the Alaska Highway News, reports Canada-wide warrants were been issued for McLeod, 19, and Schmegelsky, 18, charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of Leonard Dyck, who was found a few kilometres from the teens’ burned-out pickup truck on Highway 37 near Dease Lake July 19.

The Port Alberni childhood friends were also suspects in the killings of American Chynna Deese and Australian Lucas Fowler. Their bodies were found along the Alaska Highway on July 15 near a van they had been travelling in.

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