The subjects of a nationwide manhunt — now focused around Gillam, Man. — touched ground in Alberta on its way east, RCMP said Friday.In a news release, RCMP said that the two men wanted in connection with three northern B.C. murders were spotted in the Cold Lake area on Sunday after a resident unknowingly helped them free a silver 2011 Toyota RAV 4, which was struck on a trail behind his residence.The resident had a “short, unremarkable interaction” with Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, on Sunday morning around 9:30 a.m. outside his north-end home, said RCMP, but he did not identify the pair as the wanted men until he checked social media later Sunday evening.McLeod and Schmegelsky have both been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 64-year-old Leonard Dyck. They are also suspects in the double murder of Australian Lucas Fowler and American Chynna Deese.A vehicle matching the description of the vehicle the wanted pair were last seen in was found burned out and discarded in northern Manitoba on Tuesday.The manhunt is now focused in the area of Gillam, Man., where RCMP say civilians may have “inadvertently” helped the pair and are asking the public to come forward with any further information about their whereabouts.— With files from Gordon McIntyre and Derrick Penner firstname.lastname@example.org twitter.com/moirawyton
A vehicle matching the description of the one northern B.C. homicide suspects Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, were driving was found burned out in northern Manitoba on Tuesday.
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