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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.

Fugitives Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod , wanted in connection with three murders, are believed to be on foot. Fresh footage of Canadian murder suspects released as police hunt continues – video. Police search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky . Composite: Reuters.

Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod were stopped by police as they fled from three murders, only to be allowed to drive off. But if it was Schmegelsky and McLeod searching for food, those closest to the hunt say the path they took to get there is littered with obstacles that would make hiding near

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.

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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Military support has been called in to help the manhunt for fugitive teenagers Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky , the accused killers who have been on the run in Canada ’s remote northeast for more than a week. Canada highway murders: Military support called in to help search for fugitives.

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 Reports that McLeod and Schmegelsky were spotted in Kapuskasing, 2,000 kilometres

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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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.

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 Reports that McLeod and Schmegelsky were spotted in Kapuskasing, 2,000 kilometres

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.

'I didn't meet that monster'.
In an exclusive interview, Alan Schmegelsky said the loss of his son is "heartbreaking" despite the disturbing crimes he is accused of committing.

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