The RCMP is confirming the remains found in northern Manitoba last week are those of Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod, adding it appears the two died in what appears to be suicide by gunfire.
The two, aged 19, led police on a Canada-wide manhunt after they were suspected in the deaths of three people in British Columbia; 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.
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. The RCMP add the two were deceased several days before their discovery.