Canadian authorities have discovered personal items belonging to the two teens suspected of killing Australian man Lucas Fowler and two others last month, marking a new development in the search for the suspects.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police said items belonging to Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, were discovered on August 2 near the Nelson River shoreline, some 9km from where their burnt out 4×4 was located.
Authorities also found a damaged metal boat in the vicinity.
Speaking to The Globe and Mail about the boat last week, RCMP Inspector Leon Fiedler said “It had gone through some rapids and had been significantly damaged.”
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 4, 2019
An underwater search did not turn up any new findings.
The Underwater Recovery Team has completed their work following the discovery of a boat on the shore of the Nelson River. They will not be conducting any additional dives. A police roadblock has been put in place today in the Sundance, MB, area for ongoing search efforts. #rcmpmb pic.twitter.com/mKSR7xieVh
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 5, 2019
The discoveries mark the latest development in a manhunt which has scoured swathes of remote Manitoba.
Police continue to monitor the region around Gillam, where eyewitnesses reported seeing the suspects last month.
McLeod and Schmegelsky have been charged with the second-degree murder of British Columbia man Leonard Dyck, and are suspected of killing Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese.