RCMP have officially confirmed the identities and cause of death of the two bodies uncovered last week in Manitoba. The Manitoba Medical Examiner has announced that the two bodies belonged to Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky. Further, RCMP has stated that Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky died by suicide.
According to RCMP, the deaths of the two Port Alberni teens seem to be ruled suicide by gunfire in Gillam along the Nelson River in Manitoba.
The autopsies suggested that both men were deceased for several days before they were found by RCMP officials last week, said CBC News though the exact time of death is still not known.
The search is over. At 10am this morning, Manitoba RCMP officers located the bodies of two males, believed to be t… https://t.co/8ELqV05k2K— RCMP Manitoba (@RCMP Manitoba) 1565204682.0
Police have also stated that two firearms were found near the bodies. Unfortunately, they cannot yet confirm if the firearms are connected to the three homicide victims in B.C. Forensic analysis is currently underway for that reason.
Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky were wanted in connection to three murders in British Columbia. The extremely public manhunt first began last month on July 15, when the bodies of two tourists, American woman Chynna Deese, 24, and her boyfriend, Australian Lucas Fowler, 23, were found. On July 19, the body of a third victim, 64-year-old UBC professor Leonard Dyck was found near a vehicle belonging to the suspects.
On July 21, the pair were spotted in Cold Lake, Alberta. A few weeks later the murder suspects were caught on camera in a hardware store in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. The men were then spotted again in Northern Manitoba on July 25. On Aug. 2, items directly connected to the manhunt were uncovered in Gillam, Manitoba. Days later, on August 7, two bodies were found believed to be the suspects.
The bodies were transported to Winnipeg for autopsy last week and the official results have officially been announced by the Manitoba Medical Examiner.
RCMP have not confirmed the motives behind the murders McLeod and Schmegelsky are accused of, and this is something that we may never know. The weapons used in the murders of Deese, Fowler and Dyck are still not known at this time.
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