After an exhaustive search it may be over. RCMP in Manitoba announcing Wednesday their officers located a pair of bodies, believed to belong to 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky and 19-year-old Kam McLeod – the two teens at the centre of a nationwide manhunt.
The two suspects were charged after a triple-homicide murder spree that began in Northern British Columbia. Police say the two bodies they discovered were picked up near the shoreline of Nelson River. Police found items directly linked to the suspects on Friday which enabled officers to narrow down their search. Then on Wednesday, Officers discovered two male bodies in the dense brush, within 8 km from where police found a burned our car.
Autopsies will be conducted in Winnipeg to confirm the identities.
The search is over. At 10am this morning, Manitoba RCMP officers located the bodies of two males, believed to be the BC suspects, near the shoreline of the Nelson River (approx 8km from the burnt vehicle). #rcmpmb pic.twitter.com/tZ7EBFsNDr— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 7, 2019
Schmegelsky and McLeod were charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Vancouver man and were also suspects in the shooting deaths of an Australian man and an American woman.