CONTENT WARNING: This article discusses suicide.

The two Canadian teens suspected of killing an Australian man and his American girlfriend last month left a final video message on a mobile phone before their deaths, according to a family member.

Citing that source, The Star reports the Royal Mounted Canadian Police are in possession of a video filmed by Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, before they took their own lives in a remote Manitoba forest.

The footage serves as a “last will and testament” and discusses the pair’s wishes for their remains, according to the source, who says RCMP members showed them 30 seconds of the video.

Reports of the video’s existence have stirred hopes of a breakthrough in the investigation, which is yet to discover why McLeod and Schmegelsky allegedly killed Sydney man Lucas Fowler, his partner Chynna Deese, and British Columbia man Leonard Dyck. 

RCMP did not confirm the existence of the footage when approached by Canadian media, but said further information on the case will be released in the weeks to come.

The bodies of McLeod and Schmegelsky were discovered near the banks of the Nelson River in northern Manitoba on August 8, following an intensive cross-country manhunt.


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Source: The Star
Image: RCMP