Bodies found in Canada are confirmed as wanted killers; cause of death appears to be suicide by gunfire

Fox News | 8/13/2019 | Talia Kaplan
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The bodies of two teenagers who were on the run after the murders of three people have been found by police in Canada; Jacqui Heinrich has the details.

The two bodies found in Canada last week were confirmed Monday to be Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, the two men wanted in a string of murders, as a medical examiner revealed they died of apparent suicides by gunfire.

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It was not clear exactly when the men died. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) wrote in a statement that they were dead for “a number of days” before the bodies turned up in Manitoba last Wednesday.

“There are strong indications that they had been alive for a few days since last seen in July and during the extensive search efforts in the Gillam area,” RCMP said.

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Earlier, rumors had emerged that the men possibly drowned, but the RCMP's statement appeared to shut down that claim.

Police also said two firearms were located with the two men and “forensic analysis is underway in order to definitively confirm that these weapons are connected with the northern BC (British Columbia) homicide investigations.”

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McLeod, 19, and Schmegelsky, 18, had been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a Vancouver, B.C. man, Leonard Dyck, and were suspects in the murders of American Chynna Deese, 24 and her Australian boyfriend, Lucas Fowler, 23.

The bodies were found five days after police found several items on the banks of the Nelson River that were...
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