VANCOUVER — A second-degree murder charge has been laid against 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky, the two teenagers that have set off a Canada-wide manhunt after three murders in northern British Columbia.
RCMP say they’ve identified the body found near Dease Lake, B.C., as Leonard Dyck of Vancouver.
His body was found on a highway pullout about two kilometres from a burned-out truck and camper police have said the teenagers had been driving.
Police say the pair are now charged with Dyck’s murder and that means Canada-wide warrants have been issued for McLeod and Schmegelsky and officers across the country are searching for them.
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Mounties had at first thought the teenagers were missing but on Tuesday said they were suspects in the deaths of Australian Lucas Fowler, his American girlfriend Chynna Deese and Dyck.
Dyck’s family released a statement saying they are heartbroken at the tragic loss of the loving husband and father and his death has created unthinkable grief.
More to come.