The Thompson Local News

BC murder suspects believed to be dead

After a prolonged manhunt, RCMP announced today that Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, are believed to be dead.


Schmegelsky and McLeod were charged with second-degree murder in the death of Vancouver man Leonard Dyck. They were also suspects in the shooting deaths of Australian Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese of North Carolina.


News of their deaths comes after a cross-country manhunt by the RCMP, local police forces and the Canadian military.


The pair was last confirmed to be spotted in Gillam on July 22.


RCMP said they found “several items” directly linked to the suspects along the banks of the Nelson River on Saturday.


RCMP deployed their Underwater Recovery Team, but that search ended by Monday.


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