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Canadian Police reveal how teen murder suspects died

Canadian Police reveal how teen murder suspects died

Autopsies confirmed have two bodies discovered in the Canadian wilds were those the of the teen murder suspects wanted over the killing of Australian Lucas Fowler, his girlfriend and another man, who apparently took their own lives, police said Monday.

"The RCMP can also confirm that the two died in what appears to be suicides by gunfire".

A manhunt for the pair stretched across three rural Canadian provinces, ending near the river last week, after a police helicopter spotted a beat-up boat on the shoreline.

McLeod and Schmegelsky were last seen alive on 22 July.

Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, were wanted for more than three weeks after murdering the 23-year-old Australian, his American girlfriend Chynna Deese and local scientist Leonard Dyck.

They were then charged with second-degree murder in the death of Leonard Dyck, 64, a University of British Columbia professor whose body was found about a mile from their truck.

The notice was posted on August 8, the day after Manitoba RCMP announced they were confident they found the bodies of McLeod and Schmegelsky near the shoreline of the Nelson River, only about a kilometre away from items connected to the fugitives and the boat.

Last week, police closing in on the pair had found items linked to the suspects on the shores of the Nelson River. Following that discovery, authorities were able to narrow down the search.

Authorities have now completed their search of the area.

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"Forensic analysis is underway in order to definitively confirm that these weapons are connected with the northern BC homicide investigations".

Their bodies were found by Manitoba authorities 8km from where their burnt out getaway auto was discovered 16 days prior. Online chat is available 3pm-10pm daily.

The teenagers became suspects and the manhunt ended last week when the RCMP found McLeod and Schmegelsky dead in the Gillam scrub.

McLeod and Schmegelsk were considered "armed and dangerous" and the public were warned not to approach them.

The bodies of Deese and Fowler were found on the Alaska Highway, 470 kilometres from where Dyck's body was discovered on July 19.

"He's on a suicide mission", Alan Schmegelsky said.

Fowler, the son of a chief inspector with the New South Wales Police Department, was living in British Columbia and Deese was visiting him.

"This is like travelling from London to Moscow coupled with the fact that they were travelling in areas that are not highly populated", British Columbia RCMP Assistant Commissioner Kevin Hackett said. He said the family believes they must have had engine trouble in their van.