Investigators are 'suspicious' after American woman and her Australian boyfriend were killed on Canada road trip

Business Insider | 7/21/2019 | Ellen Cranley, INSIDER
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Canadian investigators are probing the deaths of an American woman and her Australian boyfriend who were found on a highway in British Columbia last week.

Chynna Noelle Deese, 24, and Lucas Robertson Fowler, 23, were found Monday morning alongside Canada's Highway 97, near Fowler's blue 1986 Chevrolet van that they were using for a road trip.

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Sgt. Shoihet of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said it wasn't clear if the couple was targeted, but the deaths were "deemed suspicious" early on in the investigation.

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The bodies of an American woman and her Australian boyfriend were found on a highway in British Columbia last week, sparking an investigation by Canadian police who said the deaths were "suspicious."

Chynna Noelle Deese, 24, and Lucas Robertson Fowler, 23, were found Monday morning alongside Canada's Highway 97, near Fowler's blue 1986 Chevrolet van that they were using for a national parks road trip.

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"Early in the investigation, the deaths were deemed suspicious and investigators from the North District and BC RCMP Major Crime Units were called to assist the investigation," Sgt. Janelle Shoihet of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said at a press conference Friday.

Investigators said in a press release that it was not clear if the two were targeted or if it was a "crime of opportunity," and they welcome any information from the public about the deaths that occurred in the popular area.

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Deese's brother told the Charlotte Observer she was from Charlotte, North Carolina, and had been together with Fowler since 2017 after meeting at a hostel...
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