Manitoba, Aug 7 (Canadian-Media): In a news conference Wednesday, Jane MacLatchy, Assistant Commissioner and the commanding officer for the Manitoba RCMP, said police had found two bodies, thought to be those of fugitives Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod, eight kilometres from a burned vehicle in northern Manitoba, media reports said.
Autopsies were pending and she could not comment on their cause of death.
MacLatchy noted that Friday’s discovery of items linked to the suspects that RCMP allowed police searchers the discovery Wednesday morning of two male bodies in the dense brush, within one kilometre from where the items were found.
She said this was about eight kilometres from where their burnt vehicle was found.
Schmegelsky and McLeod were missing after their pickup truck was found on fire outside Dease Lake.
But on July 23, pair were said to be suspects in the deaths of Deese, Fowler and Dyck. The next day, RCMP charged Shmegelsky and McLeod with second-degree murder in Dyck’s death.