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AustraliaSydney man Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese shot dead, NSW police say

06:25  20 july  2019
06:25  20 july  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

Son of Australian chief inspector and his girlfriend are 'shot dead' in Canada and dumped on the side of a major highway - as police launch murder investigation

Son of Australian chief inspector and his girlfriend are 'shot dead' in Canada and dumped on the side of a major highway - as police launch murder investigation Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend were found on the side of the Alaska Highway in British Columbia, the country's westernmost province, on Monday. The couple are understood to have been shot and Canadian police have launched an investigation into the suspected murders. Credit Cards Are Now Offering 0% Interest Until 2020 Find out more on Finder Ad Finder.com.au Mr Fowler, from Sydney's Hills District, has been identified as the son of NSW Chief Inspector Stephen Fowler. Northern Rockies officers were called to the highway, about 20 kilometres south of Liard Hot Springs, at 7.19am on Monday.

Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese , 24, were discovered on the side of the Alaska Highway in British Columbia, the country's westernmost province, on Monday. The couple is understood to have been shot and Canadian police have launched an investigation into the suspected murders.

Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese were discovered on the side of the Alaska Highway in British Columbia, the country's westernmost province, on Monday. The couple are understood to have been shot and Canadian police have launched an investigation into the suspected murders.

Sydney man Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese shot dead, NSW police say© ABC News Images Sydney man Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend were shot dead on a remote Canadian highway, New South Wales police have confirmed.

Sydney man Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend were shot dead on a remote Canadian highway, New South Wales police have confirmed.

Mr Fowler, the son of senior New South Wales policeman Stephen Fowler, and Chynna Deese were found dead on Monday on the side of the Alaska Highway in British Colombia.

Canadian authorities confirmed their deaths as a double homicide, but had not revealed how the pair died.

Son of NSW Police Chief Inspector found dead on a highway in Canada

Son of NSW Police Chief Inspector found dead on a highway in Canada Lucas Fowler was found dead on a Canadian highway alongside his American girlfriend on Monday in what police are treating as suspicious circumstances. Lucas Fowler was found dead on the Alaska Highway on Monday alongside his American girlfriend, Chynna Deese. In a statement released on Friday night, the Fowler family said it was travelling to Canada to bring him home. © Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation Lucas Fowler and girlfriend Chynna Deese were found dead in Canada.

Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese were found on the Alaska Highway in British The Royal Canadian Mountain Police said both deaths seemed suspicious. Mr Fowler is the son of Australian man Lucas Fowler (left) and his American girlfriend were found dead in Canada.

The bodies of Charlotte Deese and Lucas Fowler were discovered on the Alaska Highway in British Columbia Lucas Fowler and girlfriend Chynna Deese of Charlotte, North Carolina, were 'The man is the son of a serving senior officer and as such we are providing support to him and his family.

NSW Assistant Commissioner Mark Jones said they have been told the young couple was shot in "what can only be described as horrific circumstances".

"The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) are running this investigation, but our understanding is that they were with a vehicle in the northern part of British Columbia, and it appears they may have been shot in that location," he said.

Earlier, Canadian police sergeant Janelle Shoihet said there was no evidence that a serial killer was responsible.

"At this point there's nothing to indicate that these rumours are true," she said.

The two were killed sometime between July 14 and 15, police confirmed.

Police were alerted to a blue minivan with Alberta registration plates at the scene, and authorities wanted to speak with anyone travelling in the area who may have had dashcam footage.

Canadian authorities ramp up investigation

Canadian authorities ramp up investigation About 30 Canadian detectives are now actively working to find the culprit behind the double murder of Australian Lucas Fowler and his partner Chynna Deese.

Lucas Fowler and his American partner who were both found dead by the side of the Alaska Highway. The Royal Canadian Mountain Police said both deaths seemed suspicious. NSW Police on Friday wouldn't confirm the identity of the Australian man , who is reported to be the son of

Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese , from the U.S., were found dead by the side of the Alaska Highway in British Columbia on Monday. The Royal Canadian Mountain Police said both deaths are being treated as suspicious. NSW Police confirmed to 10 daily Fowler is the son of NSW Police Chief

"They received a call in relation to this blue van and the two individuals — its my understanding that the investigators are still at the site … and we are committed to providing any and all resources that are required," Sergeant Shoihet said.

In a statement released on Friday night, the Fowler family said it was travelling to Canada to bring Lucas home.

"We have lost our dear Lucas Fowler, son, brother, grandson and friend, in the most terrible of circumstances. To lose someone so young and vibrant, who was travelling the world and just enjoying life to the full, is devastating.

"To know his beautiful girlfriend, Chynna Deese of Charlotte, North Carolina also lost her life in this violent event is too cruel. All our love and best wishes go to Chynna's family and friends.

"We are all now travelling to Canada to be with our boy and to bring him home.

"Our deepest thanks for all your love and care. At this stage we can only move forward a minute at a time, and those minutes are moving so slowly.

Mystery man could hold key to solving Canada murder mystery

Mystery man could hold key to solving Canada murder mystery Lucas Fowler, 23, and his American partner Chynna Deese were found dead near the Alaska Highway last Monday, about 20 kilometres south of the Liard Hot Springs. Local police said the pair had been shot. Road worker Alandra Hull told 9News she saw Mr Fowler and Ms Deese on the highway the night before they were found dead, talking with a man who "kind of looked frustrated or something". © Supplied Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese were found dead on an isolated highway in Canada's north. She said the man was standing in the middle of the highway, while Mr Fowler and Ms Deese stood beside their van.

+ RCMP are investigating the homicides of two people found dead along the Alaska Highway in northern B.C. Police in Australia have identified one of the victims as Lucas Fowler , the son of a senior Australian police officer. RCMP have confirmed the second victim as American Chynna Deese .

In what NSW Police say was a domestic violence incident, a 68-year-old man has shot and killed his two teenage children in Sydney 's north-west. The man had

"Please share this with all those who may have crossed paths anywhere in the world with these beautiful young people."

In a statement on Facebook, Ms Deese's sister, Kennedy Deese, paid tribute to the pair.

"It is with overwhelming sadness that I share my sister Chynna and her beloved boyfriend Lucas were recently found deceased, homicide victims along a remote stretch of Canada while on a road trip," she said.

"They were bright and beautiful souls. We are all still in shock and heartbroken."

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing assistance to Mr Fowler's family.

Homicide squad detectives from New South Wales have flown to Canada to help liaise with the family and Canadian authorities.

"The man is the son of a serving officer and as such we are providing support to him and his family," police said in a statement.

"Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

"The investigation into this incident is being led by the Canadian authorities and as such, they will be the appropriate source of information as it comes to hand."

Canadian police urge public to stop posting tips on Lucas Fowler murder suspects to social media.
As the cross-country search for two teens suspected of killing Australian Lucas Fowler and his girlfriend continues, Canadian police urge the public to stop posting tips on their whereabouts to social media and instead call authorities directly to prevent delays in the investigation. It has now been more than two weeks since Sydney tourist Lucas Fowler, 23, and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese, 24, were shot dead on a highway in British Colombia, but the manhunt for the alleged killers continues.

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