Canadian police search underwater for teenagers suspected of killing Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese

Mail Online | 8/3/2019 | Aidan Wondracz;Alana Mazzoni For Daily Mail Australia;Aap
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Canadian police have dispatched police divers to comb a riverbed in the search for two teens accused of murdering an Australian and his American girlfriend.

Canadian police announced on Saturday it is sending dive recovery teams to search the Nelson River near Gillam, the small Manitoba town where Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, dumped their stolen Toyota RAV4 on July 23 and disappeared.

Schmegelsky - McLeod - Highway - Murder - Lucas

Schmegelsky and McLeod are the only suspects in the bloody highway murder of Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese.

Despite unconfirmed sightings of the duo as far away as the neighbouring province of Ontario, the RCMP continues to search around Gillam.

Experts - Teenagers - Swampy - Wilderness - Gillam

Survival experts predict the teenagers would struggle to stay alive if they attempted to hide in the swampy, bug-infested wilderness around Gillam without shelter and equipment.

The dive team is the latest attempt by the RCMP to bring closure to a manhunt that began more than 3000 kilometres away on July 14 in Canada's western province of British Columbia.

Bodies - Mr - Fowler - Sydney - North

The bodies of Mr Fowler, 23, from Sydney, and his North Carolina girlfriend Chynna Deese, 24, were found in a ditch on the side of a BC highway. They had been shot.

Four days later on another BC highway the teenagers allegedly murdered botanist Leonard Dyck and then drove east across Canada's north to Gillam.

Royal - Canadian - Air - Force - Planes

Royal Canadian Air Force planes with infrared and other search technology failed to find the fugitives around Gillam.

'To assist in the ongoing search for the 2 BC suspects, Manitoba RCMP's Underwater Recovery Team (URT) will be arriving in Gillam tonight & divers will begin to search a section of the Nelson River tomorrow, Sunday, August 4,' RCMP wrote in a tweet.

Canada - Manhunt

Canada has been gripped by the nationwide manhunt.

The Ontario Provincial Police announced on Friday it had set up an investigative team to follow up on potential sightings...
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