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WorldCanada manhunt turns up items linked to Lucas Fowler murder suspects Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky

04:05  07 august  2019
04:05  07 august  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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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.

Canadian police searching a riverbank say they have found several items directly linked to two fugitives suspected of killing Sydney man Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend.

Kam McLeod , 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky , 18, both of Port Alberni, British Columbia, are charged with killing a university lecturer and have been on the That search proved futile. Canada manhunt for Lucas Fowler murder suspects returns to Gillam, as man reveals he unknowingly helped pair.

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Canadian police searching a riverbank say they have found "several items directly linked" to two fugitives suspected of killing Sydney man Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend.

Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, both of Port Alberni, British Columbia, are charged with killing a university lecturer and have been on the run for nearly three weeks, with no confirmed sightings since July 22.

They are also suspects in the July 15 murders of Chynna Deese, 24, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Australian Mr Fowler, 23.

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Police say they are confident the bodies are those of Kam McLeod , 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky , 18, who were wanted over the murders of Sydney man Lucas Fowler , his American girlfriend Chynna Deese and university lecturer Leonard Dyck.

Canadian forces were searching for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky , two childhood friends believed to be at the center of the deaths of three Facebook accounts for the two were linked to an online account called "Illusive Gameing" which appears to have been active on far-right political sites.

Canada manhunt turns up items linked to Lucas Fowler murder suspects Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky © Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation Dive teams were called in after this damaged tinnie was found on the shore of the Nelson River. (Twitter: RCMP) The evidence, details of which were not revealed, was found on the banks of the Nelson River, 9 kilometres along the shore near Gillam, Manitoba, the tiny northern community that was the centre of the search last week, before the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) scaled back the manhunt.

Police divers searching the riverbed near where a boat was found last week "did not uncover any additional items linked to the suspects", police said.

On Sunday, RCMP sent dive teams into the Nelson River, which is wide, fast-flowing and powers several hydro-electric dams, as part of the search for Mr McLeod and Mr Schmegelsky. That search proved futile.

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

Canada manhunt continues with dive teams called in to help search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky Canadian police leading the manhunt for the suspected killers of Australian Lucas Fowler and his girlfriend Chynna Deese call 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. How To Get A Home Loan With 5% Deposit Find out more on Finder Ad Finder.com.au 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).

Kam McLeod , 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky , 18, have been on the run since July 15 when they were accused of killing Lucas Fowler , 24 Police say well-meaning locals may have 'inadvertently' helped Canadian murder suspects flee as cops release new CCTV of baby-faced teens in a hardware store.

The massive hunt for two teenagers suspected of shooting dead Australian tourist Lucas Fowler and his US girlfriend moves to the eastern Canadian province of Ontario with police receiving more than 30 tips within an eight-hour period.

Mr McLeod and Mr Schmegelsky were first reported missing on July 19 after their Dodge pickup truck was found in flames near Dease Lake, British Columbia, 2 kilometres from where a body — later identified as university lecturer Leonard Dyck, 64 — was found.

Canada manhunt turns up items linked to Lucas Fowler murder suspects Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky © AAP Image/Supplied by Royal Canadian Mounted Police CCTV image shows Kam McLeod (left) and Bryer Schmegelsky who are now considered suspects in the Dease Lake suspicious death investigation and the double homicide of Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese. Days later the RCMP said the pair was being considered as suspects in the murders of Ms Deese and Mr Fowler, which took place 500km away from where Mr Dyck was found, near Liard Hot Spring.

Mr Schmegelsky and Mr McLeod were charged on July 24 with the murder of Mr Dyck.

Northern communities across Canada have since been on edge as sightings of the two men were reported first in Saskatchewan, and then in Gillam, Manitoba, 3,000km away from the sites of the murders, where a grey Toyota RAV4 they were known to have been driving was found in flames on a highway just outside of the town.

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