Teens thought missing named as suspects in Canadian highway murders

Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky considered dangerous, public advised to call police if spotted

Canadian police have released CCTV footage of murdered couple Australian Lucas Fowler (23) and American Chynna Deese (24) visiting a petrol station in Fort Nelson, days before their bodies were discovered alongside a remote highway.

 

Canadian police have identified two teenagers who were previously feared missing as suspects in the double murder of Lucas Fowler (23) and Chynna Deese, (24) on a remote highway in northern British Columbia, Canada.

Lucas Fowler (left) and his girlfriend Chynna Deese were found dead on the side of the Alaska Highway, near Liard Hot Springs, in northern British Columbia, Canada on July 15th. Photograph: NSW police handout/EPA
Lucas Fowler (left) and his girlfriend Chynna Deese were found dead on the side of the Alaska Highway, near Liard Hot Springs, in northern British Columbia, Canada on July 15th. Photograph: NSW police handout/EPA

Kam McLeod (19) and Bryer Schmegelsky (18) were considered missing persons in a potentially related case that happened several hours away on the same highway.

But a spokesperson for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) told reporters on Tuesday that the the pair are considered suspects in the murders of Fowler and Deese – as well as that of a second unidentified man whose body was found several miles away from McLeod and Schmegelsky’s burning truck.

Kam McLeod (19) and Bryer Schmegelsky (18) from Port Alberni, named as suspects in the murder of an Australian tourist and his American girlfriend in northern British Columbia, as well as an unidentified man whose body was found near the boys’ abandoned flaming car. Photograph: Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
Kam McLeod (19) and Bryer Schmegelsky (18) from Port Alberni, named as suspects in the murder of an Australian tourist and his American girlfriend in northern British Columbia, as well as an unidentified man whose body was found near the boys’ abandoned flaming car. Photograph: Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

The two men have since been spotted in northern Saskatchewan, RCMP spokesperson Janelle Shoihet told the conference.

The pair are considered dangerous, Ms Shoihet said. She said: “If you see them, do not approach, take no action, and immediately call 911.” – Guardian News and Media 2019