Manhunt Over? Police Believe BC Teen Suspects Are Dead

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Manitoba Police believe the cross country manhunt for two BC suspects wanted for three murders in B.C., is over. At a press conference Wednesday, Police announced they have found two male bodies believed to be that of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky in northern Manitoba.

The bodies were discovered Wednesday morning at approximately 10 a.m. local time in dense brush, approximately a kilometre from where items linked to the fugitives were found along the Nelson River.

“At this time, we believe that these are the bodies of the two suspects wanted in connection with the homicides in British Columbia,” said Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy, commanding officer of the Manitoba RCMP.

A cross Canada search has been on-going since BC. Police said they were looking for the two male teens surrounding the death of a young couple and another man in July. RCMP and OPP took numerous tips from the public, leading to many rumours spreading about where the two men were located. One rumour had them both seen in Kapuskaping Ontario and closer to home , when it was reported they were both seen in Bruce Mines.

An autopsy will take place in Winnipeg to confirm the identities and determine the cause of death, the top Mountie in Manitoba said.

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