Just when Canadians thought they had heard the last of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, news has surfaced that the BC fugitives wanted for multiple murders recorded a final message for their families, allegedly just before they took their own lives.

The video message, 30 seconds of which were shown to family members by the RCMP, supposedly contains a last will and testament left by the fugitives as well as a final farewell, according to the Toronto Star.

So far, no comments have been given to the media regarding the video by either the RCMP or the fugitives' families. 

The video will is just another piece of an already truly sprawling story, one that saw a massive manhunt taking place across several weeks to find Schmegelsky and McLeod. The story ended with the two fugitives completing suicide by gunfire, according the BC RCMP.

The investigation has not yet confirmed whether the guns Schmegelsky and Mcleod used to complete suicide were the same ones used to commit the murders of Chynna Deese, Lucas Fowler, and Leonard Dyck.

Stetson Deese, Chynna's older brother, told CBC News that he doesn't think there will ever be a clear answer as to why his sister and her boyfriend were killed. "We just don't know why, and we may never know exactly why they were targeted," he said. "We still have a lot of questions. It's like, I think of a new one each day."

With both suspects dead, there may never be definitive answers as to why they carried out these murders. While the RCMP has not actually confirmed the existence of the video will, they did say that information about the case would be released within the next few weeks, according to CTV News.

The public might never actually know the full extent of what was left on that final video message, but hopefully it can provide closure to both the families of the victims and the fugitives.


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