Search for two youths suspected of murder continues in Manitoba
Deputy Mayor of a City in Northern Manitoba says residents lock their doors earlier than usual after news of a manhunt in the area after the deaths of three people in northern British Columbia.
John McDonald said residents of Gillam are also keeping their vehicles locked while the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is looking for 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky.
Police said young men were suspected of killing Lucas Fowler of Sydney, Australia, and his girlfriend, Chynna Deese of Charlotte, North Carolina, and another man who has not yet been shot. identified publicly.
According to Mr. McDonald, residents are used to seeing strangers come and go for Manitoba Hydro projects, but they are more attentive to faces since the publication of the photos of the suspects and the announcement on Tuesday that they could be in the area.
He added that additional police officers had been called in to search about 70 km northwest of the city, near Fox Lake Cree Nation, where Chief Walter Spence had announced that the police would be on patrol all the time. night.
Mr. McDonald also indicates that while Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky are in the area, they are in an area known for its thick woods, swamps and insects, in which it is easy to get lost.
“If they wander in the woods, they could not have chosen a worse time because the sandflies [a species of mosquito] came out three days ago and they are voracious,” he said Wednesday.
“I’m sure they’ll be more than happy for someone to find them.”