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RCMP have identified 3rd homicide victim and charged teens with his murder


Police have identified 3rd homicide victim and charged teens with his murder

BC RCMP have charged two Port Alberni teens with one count of second degree murder in the death of a Vancouver man in Northern B.C.

In a release, police identified the man discovered deceased on July 19 at a highway pullout on Highway 37 as Leonard Dyck.

Dyck’s body was discovered near the torched vehicle of Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, who are also wanted in connection with the homicides of tourists Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese.

A Canada-wide warrant have been issued for both men.

RCMP are releasing a photo of Len and expanding their request for any additional information from anyone who may have spoken to Len during his travels in northern BC.

In a statement, the Dyck family said it is “truly heartbroken by the sudden and tragic loss of Len.”

“He was a loving husband and father. His death has created unthinkable grief, and we are struggling to understand what has happened.”

Earlier today, police confirmed a burnt SUV found on Manitoba First Nation land was being driven by the two Vancouver Island teens.

There are concurrent investigations in Saskatchewan and Manitoba into the sightings of the two suspects.

Saskatchewan RCMP had received reports of the suspects being spotted in Meadow Lake, Sask. on July 21. Then on Wednesday, Manitoba RCMP confirmed the RAV4 the suspects were travelling in was found burned out in the Gillam, Man. area on the evening of July 22.

McLeod and Schmegelsky are considered armed and dangerous. They may be using a different vehicle, are on foot or even travelling separately. Anyone who sees them is asked to call 911 or their local police department immediately.



Two Port Alberni teens, Kam Mcleod and Bryer Schmegelsky are considered suspects in the deaths of three people in Northern BC this month — a travelling couple and a lone currently unidentified male.

The teens were initially considered missing persons on Monday after the vehicle they were travelling in was found burning off the side of Highway 37 in northern BC near the location of the unidentified deceased man on July 19th.

On Tuesday, police changed their assessment and announced that the pair were now considered suspects in the death of the unidentified man and the travelling couple.

The couple, 25-year-old Chynna Deese and 23-year-old Lucas Robertson, were found shot and killed on the side of the highway near Liard Hot Springs on July 15th, approximately 470 kilometres away from where the teens’ car was found.

Police believe that McLeod and Schmegelsky are likely still travelling, though there destination is not known at this time.
Kam McLeod is described as:
* 6 foot 4
* Approximately 169 pounds
* Dark brown hair and facial hair
* Brown eyes
Bryer Schmegelsky is described as:
* 6 foot 4
* Approximately 169 pounds
* Sandy brown hair

While photos of the two teens have been released, police say that the pair may have altered their appearance.

Anyone who sees the pair is asked not to approach them and to call 911 immediately.
Otherwise, anyone with information on McLeod and Schmegelsky is asked to contact the RCMP’s Major Crime Tipline at 1-877-543-4822, or 778-290-5291.

Victoria Buzz Staff
Your inside source for Greater Victoria happenings. Established in 2012.

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