#SearchContinuesForTwoBChomicide suspects; #YorkLanding
Manitoba, July 29 (Canadian-Media): RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officers responded to a tip of sighting of the two B.C. fugitives Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, have diverted their search to York Landing, Manitoba, media reports said.
The two Port Alberni, B.C. homicide suspects, in the double homicide of Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese and charged with second-degree murder in the death of the University of British Columbia lecturer Leonard Dyck. had been on the run for nearly a week.
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York Landing, a small community, accessible only by ferry or aircraft in the summer months, is nearly 1,000 kilometers north of Winnipeg and about 90 kilometers by air southwest of Gillam, Man., where RCMP have been focusing their efforts with assistance from the Canadian military.
A member of Winnipeg's Bear Clan patrol group had seen them around 4:15 p.m. CT after spotting what he believed to be the men near the landfill and water-treatment plant in York Landing.
Travis Bighetty was reported to tell CBC News he and his partner spotted two "tall, slender individuals" moving very quickly.
"They fit the description of what was given in the RCMP report," Bighetty said. "It didn't click right away, it took a few moments."
He couldn't tell what the two figures were up to. "[I] kind of figured they were scavenging or something."
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)