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WorldFamily of American woman killed while touring Canada with her Australian backpacker boyfriend says they FORGIVE their teenage killers

07:47  12 august  2019
07:47  12 august  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Family of American woman killed while touring Canada with her Australian backpacker boyfriend say they FORGIVE their teenage killers . It was in response to remarks from the father of one of the alleged murderers, Bryer Schmegelsky, who refused to call his son a killer .

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Family of American woman killed while touring Canada with her Australian backpacker boyfriend says they FORGIVE their teenage killers
Family of American woman killed while touring Canada with her Australian backpacker boyfriend says they FORGIVE their teenage killers
Family of American woman killed while touring Canada with her Australian backpacker boyfriend says they FORGIVE their teenage killers
Family of American woman killed while touring Canada with her Australian backpacker boyfriend says they FORGIVE their teenage killers
Family of American woman killed while touring Canada with her Australian backpacker boyfriend says they FORGIVE their teenage killers
Family of American woman killed while touring Canada with her Australian backpacker boyfriend says they FORGIVE their teenage killers

Family members of the American backpacker murdered alongside her Australian boyfriend in Canada last month have said they forgive the two teens accused of killing the couple.

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Canadian teen 'serial killers ' who 'murdered an American backpacker , 24, her Australian Schmegelsky and McLeod were the sole suspects in the murders of American Chynna Deese and her The two teens were accused of killing American backpacker Chynna Deese (right) and her

Police said they 'would like to speak with anyone who may have seen the vehicle or rendered assistance'. North District Rocky Mountain She had recently left her home of America to meet Mr Fowler in Canada , where they were planning to road trip through the northernmost parts of the country.

Kennedy Deese posted a statement about her slain sister Chynna on Facebook Saturday after the father of one of the alleged murderers, Bryer Schmegelsky, refused to call his son a killer.

Speaking to Australia's 60 minutes days after Bryer and fellow suspect Kam McLeod were found dead in Manitoba, Alan Schmegelsky said he is in disbelief over the allegations against his son.

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Family of American woman killed while touring Canada with her Australian backpacker boyfriend says they FORGIVE their teenage killers . Kennedy Deese posted a statement about her slain sister Chynna on Facebook Saturday after the father of one of the alleged murderers, Bryer Schmegelsky

'I'm so sorry for what's happened, okay? Whether it's my son or whether it's something else, we don't know,' he said. 'I have just lost my son. I know exactly how you feel … I know they're hurt, and from our country to the families, I'm so sorry.'

Kennedy Deese denounced his statements in her Facebook post, writing: 'We are not cut from the same cloth, as you play the victim and don't acknowledge your hand in your child's upbringing and ultimate demise.

'The proper public response would have been a genuine apology. But we still forgive you and have mercy.'

Kennedy Deese described her sister as loving and full of compassion, saying Chynna had earned a degree in psychology 'because she loved to support people and wanted them to know they are not alone'.

'There was a one-in-a-million chance that such tragedy would befall upon my family, but Chynna was a once-in-a-lifetime soul,' she wrote.

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Family of American woman killed while touring Canada with her Australian backpacker boyfriend says they FORGIVE their teenage killers . Kennedy Deese posted a statement about her slain sister Chynna on Facebook Saturday after the father of one of the alleged murderers, Bryer Schmegelsky

'She was building a beautiful life with a future full of love and hope and adventure. She wanted children of her own. And she would have raised them to have eyes that were open to all the wonderful things this world has to offer.'

Chynna's family have vowed to honor her legacy by creating a public school program aimed at educating students on proper online interaction.

Bodies believed to belong to Schmegelsky, 18, and McLeod, 19, were recovered on Wednesday by the Nelson River in Manitoba, bringing a 15-day cross-country manhunt by Canadian authorities to a close.

The pair were the sole suspects in the murders of Chynna Deese and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Sydney native Lucas Fowler, as well as the murder of Vancouver botanist Leonard Dyck.

Responding to news of his son's death, Alan Schmegelsky said: 'It hurts a lot. He was my only child. I never get to hug him again. I never get to tease him again. I never get to spend a minute with him again.

'A lot of parents know how I feel right now.'

The father had self-published a book describing his son's tumultuous upbringing and struggles with mental illness.

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Family of American woman killed while touring Canada with her Australian backpacker boyfriend says they FORGIVE their teenage killers
Family of American woman killed while touring Canada with her Australian backpacker boyfriend says they FORGIVE their teenage killers
Family of American woman killed while touring Canada with her Australian backpacker boyfriend says they FORGIVE their teenage killers
Family of American woman killed while touring Canada with her Australian backpacker boyfriend says they FORGIVE their teenage killers
Family of American woman killed while touring Canada with her Australian backpacker boyfriend says they FORGIVE their teenage killers

Schmegelsky and McLeod reportedly left their hometown of Port Alberni, British Columbia, on July 12 after telling family members they were going to search for work in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Three days later on July 15 the bodies of Deese and Fowler, who were roadtripping across Canada, were found in a ditch beside their broken down 1986 Chevrolet van.

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On July 19 Dyck was found dead on another BC highway some 300 miles away by Dease Lake. His Toyota RAV4 was missing and a Dodge pickup truck had been set on fire about a mile away.

Police determined that the Dodge belonged to McLeod, who had vanished along with his childhood best friend Schmegelsky.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police reported the teens as missing on July 19, fearing that they had been killed or kidnapped by whomever committed the murders of Deese, Fowler and Dyck.

On July 24, RCMP announced that Schmegelsky and McLeod were suspects in the three murders after the RAV4 was found in flames near Gillam, Manitoba.

Two weeks later their bodies were discovered less than five miles from the burned-out vehicle.

The cause of death has not been determined but an autopsy is underway.

Residents living around Gillam who have been on edge for over a week since the suspects were spotted in the area finally got some relief when the bodies were found.

While Schmegelsky and McLeod are currently the only suspects in the three murders, police say their investigation will not close until it is proven they were responsible.

Speaking in British Columbia on Wednesday, RCMP Assistant Commissioner Kevin Hackett said there is 'significant evidence' linking the scene of Fowler and Deese's death to that of Dyck's death, but none linking the victims together and no proof the murders were targeted.

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