Two missing teenagers are now suspects in the murder of Australian man Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese, one day after Canadian police said no link had been established between the cases.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has confirmed Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, are wanted for questioning over the suspected July 14 killing of Fowler and Deese alongside the remote Alaska Highway in British Columbia.
McLeod and Schmegelsky were declared missing last week after their burnt-out camper van was discovered some 450km south-west of Liard Hot Springs and the van belonging to Fowler and Deese.
Authorities also discovered an unidentified body around two kilometres from the wreck of the teens’ camper van. The pair are considered suspects in relation to that man’s death.
The pair was reportedly seen in northern Saskatchewan in recent days.
“Investigators have also been able to confirm that Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky have left British Columbia and have been spotted in northern Saskatchewan,” police said in a statement.
“Given these latest developments, Kam and Bryer are no longer consider missing.”
Police have advised members of the public not to approach the pair and to consider them dangerous.
#NorthernRockies #NorthDistrict #DeaseLake – Police request the public’s assistance in locating the suspects connected to Northern BC investigations https://t.co/p7Q9ouTsSN pic.twitter.com/K9dcN5scKL
— BCRCMP (@BCRCMP) July 23, 2019
More to come.