Bodies found in hunt for two murder suspects

Police released CCTV images of the two suspectsImage copyright RCMP handout
Image caption Police released CCTV images of the two suspects spotted on 21 July

Canadian police believe they have found the bodies of two teenage fugitives suspected of three murders, including that of a US-Australian couple.

Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, have been on the run since late July, when three bodies were found in northern British Columbia.

They were later spotted 3,300km (2,050 miles) east, near Gillam, Manitoba, where police concentrated their search.

Two bodies were found nearby on Wednesday.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police assistant commissioner Jane MacLatchy told media on Wednesday: “I’m confident it is them but to identify them officially and to be sure we have to go to autopsy.”

What do we know about the victims?

Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese were killed sometime between 14 July and early 15 July.

Their bodies were found 12 miles (20km) south of Liard Hot Springs along the Alaska Highway.

They were on a two-week-long road trip across Canada and Mr Fowler had been working in the country.

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Image caption The bodies of Chynna Deese and Lucas Fowler were discovered last week

Leonard Dyck, a lecturer at the University of British Columbia, was found dead on 19 July, near Dease Lake.

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Image caption Mr Dyck’s family said his death had “created unthinkable grief”

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