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WorldThird body found on Canadian highway

02:50  21 july  2019
02:50  21 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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‘Man’s body beside major highway for hours after possible hit-run’ NSW Police are calling for help to find a driver suspected of leaving a man lying beside the Pacific Highway near Kempsey after an accident.

Canadian police will investigate if a third body is linked to the murder of NSW man Lucas Fowler and his American partner.

The Australian man and a woman believed to be his American girlfriend were found dead along with a blue minivan in Canada .

Third body found on Canadian highway© Getty Images A third body has been found on a British Colombia highway in Canada.

A third body has been found on a Canadian highway but while authorities are "looking at all of the leads", they are not linking the death to the mysterious shooting murders of Australian tourist Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese.

The body of a man was found on Friday near a burning pickup truck south of the Stikine River Bridge on Highway 37 in northern British Columbia.

Mr Fowler, 23, from Sydney, and Ms Deese, 24, from North Carolina, were found dead on Monday about 750km away on the side of the Alaska Highway after their blue 1986 Chevrolet van broke down.

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

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Australian man and his girlfriend found dead on the side of a remote stretch of highway in Canada . The family are travelling to Canada to assist with the investigation and bring Fowler's body back to Australia. Two NSW homicide detectives have also travelled to Canada to assist in the investigation

"Northern BC is a really big area and yet they don't have a lot of these events," Royal Canadian Mounted Police corporal Chris Manseau told AAP on Saturday.

"Two of them have happened within a couple of days of each and people want to speculate.

"The last I heard there was nothing to tie either of those two together although investigators are looking at all of the leads."

The discovery of a man's body on Friday came after Dease Lake RCMP responded to a report of a pickup truck on fire south of the Stikine River Bridge.

There was no one in the vehicle.

A passing motorist later told the officers they had observed what appeared to be a body at a nearby highway pull-out area.

When the officers investigated, they found the man's body.

The RCMP have released few details about the Stikine River Bridge death and the shooting deaths of Mr Fowler and Ms Deese.

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.

Canadian police have located a third body , just hours from where the bodies of Their bodies were found on the side of the Alaska Highway in the British Columbia on Monday morning — their blue 1986 Chevrolet nearby. “We are all now travelling to Canada to be with our boy and to bring him home.

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They have hosed down speculation a serial killer might be the perpetrator.

Mr Fowler and Ms Deese were on a Canadian road trip last Sunday on the Alaska Highway, 20km south of Liard Hot Springs, when their old van broke down.

Passing motorists saw them, including Canadian couple Curtis and Sandra Broughton who stopped to offer assistance about 3.20pm on Sunday.

Mr Broughton, a mechanic, said he spoke to Mr Fowler but the young Australian seemed to know how to fix the van.

"The vehicle was flooded out and they were going to try and get it going again until they could get the parts they needed," Mr Broughton told AAP.

The Broughtons got back in their car and drove home.

Mr Fowler and Ms Deese were found dead the next day.

RCMP investigators want to speak with anyone who may have been travelling near Liard Hot Springs on Alaska Highway 97 between 4pm Sunday and 8am Monday.

They are particularly interested in motorists with dashboard cameras who may have been filming.

Tourists in Canada speak of encounter with Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese before they were murdered

Tourists in Canada speak of encounter with Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese before they were murdered A pair of travellers who came across Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese before they were shot have spoke of the 'smiling' couple, as police reassure tourists the murders are not linked to any other incidents.

The Trans- Canada Highway (French: Route Transcanadienne; abbreviated as TCH or T-Can) is a transcontinental federal-provincial highway system that travels through all ten provinces of Canada

In 1994, the bodies of three indigenous teenagers were found dumped by the roadside. Just last year, three women were murdered or went missing Jessica Patrick, 18, then vanished just three weeks later after last being seen at a McDonald's along the highway . Her remains were found down a steep

RCMP would also like to speak to anyone who was staying at camping sites in the area.

Mr Fowler is the son of one of NSW's most senior police officers, Stephen Fowler, the chief inspector of Sydney's northwest Hills district.

The Fowlers are making the long, heartbreaking journey from Sydney to British Columbia "to be with our boy and to bring him home".

Two NSW homicide detectives also travelled to Canada to help as liaisons.

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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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