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AustraliaCanada manhunt continues with dive teams called in to help search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky

09:35  04 august  2019
09:35  04 august  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

Lucas Fowler murder suspects Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod spotted in Gillam

Lucas Fowler murder suspects Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod spotted in Gillam Canadian police says there are two "corroborated" sightings of Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod in Gillam and no reports of stolen vehicles, leading investigators to believe the pair were on foot in remote northern Manitoba.

Canadian police have been looking for a white van more than 2,000 km from the current search area. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) followed up one report of a sighting of Kam McLeod , 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky , 18, but found two, seemingly innocent, tree planters instead.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police searching for the suspects last month near Gillam in Manitoba, Canada .Credit Manitoba Royal Canadian Kam McLeod , 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky , 18, had been the subject of an intense two-week cross-province manhunt that brought a sense of noirish fear

Canada manhunt continues with dive teams called in to help search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky© RCMP Manitoba Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod Canadian police leading the manhunt for the suspected killers of Australian Lucas Fowler and his North Carolina girlfriend Chynna Deese have called in dive recovery teams to search a river.

The search for Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, has been going on for weeks, with authorities combing thousands of square kilometres for any sign of the fugitives.

Canada manhunt continues with dive teams called in to help search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky
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They are suspects in the murders of Mr Fowler, 23, and Ms Deese, 24, who were found shot dead on the side of a highway in the western province of British Colombia (BC).

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) continue their search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky , two teenage fugitives wanted in He added: “Either they’ve been helped by someone, maybe they got to Winnipeg and stayed there, out of sight and now they’re heading east now that the

Police have been on a manhunt searching for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky over the past two weeks. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Kevin Hackett said in a press conference there is "significant evidence" linking McLeod and Schmegelsky to the three murders.

Four days later, on another BC highway, the teenagers allegedly murdered botanist Leonard Dyck and then drove 3,000 kilometres east across Canada's north to the tiny town of Gillam, Manitoba.

On July 23 their stolen Toyota RAV4 was dumped outside of Gillam and set on fire.

There have been no confirmed sightings of the duo since.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced on Saturday (local time) that underwater recovery teams were being called in to Gillam, with divers to begin searching the Nelson River on Sunday.

'Significantly damaged' rowboat found

Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail reported on Saturday night that a rowboat had been found along the shore of the Nelson River, spotted during a helicopter search.

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Kam McLeod , 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky , 18, are the subjects of a national manhunt after RCMP named them as suspects in the double homicide of RCMP are now searching the area around York Landing, Man ., for the pair, after a credible tip redirected officers from the community of Gillam, 90

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) continue their search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky , two teenage fugitives wanted in McLeod and Schmegelsky ’s flight from the law has also created paranoia in Ontario, prompting a slew of social media posts and panicked calls to the

The paper quoted RCMP Inspector Leon Fiedler as saying it was not clear whether the boat was used by the two suspects.

"It had gone through some rapids and had been significantly damaged," Inspector Fiedler told The Globe and Mail.

"We're going to search in the area around where we found this boat just to make sure that there is nobody attached to it, whether that is our subjects or anyone else for that matter."

Canada manhunt continues with dive teams called in to help search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky© NSW Police The bodies of Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese were found on July 15 along the Alaska Highway. Despite unconfirmed sightings of the duo as far away as the neighbouring province of Ontario, the RCMP continues to search around Gillam.

However, Royal Canadian Air Force planes with infrared and other search technology have failed to find the fugitives in sweeps of the area.

Survival experts predict the teenagers would struggle to stay alive if they attempted to hide in the swampy, bug-infested wilderness around Gillam without shelter and equipment.

Canada has been gripped by the nationwide manhunt.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) announced on Friday it had set up an investigative team to follow up on potential sightings of Schmegelsky and McLeod in that province.

The OPP received more than 30 tips in less than eight hours on Thursday.

Mr Fowler's father, Chief Inspector Stephen Fowler, told a Sydney memorial service on Friday that his son was living "a life that many of us envied" and he will "live on in our hearts".

Hundreds of the 23-year-old's family and friends gathered at the Uniting Church in Turramurra to honour his life.

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