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Video: RCMP says bodies found in northern Manitoba believed to be 2 B.C. fugitives.

Aug 07, 2019 02:40PM ● By Editor
A still taken from surveillance footage released by RCMP shows Kam McLeod, left, and Bryer Schmegelsky leaving a store in Meadow Lake, Sask., on July 21. Photo: RCMP

By Laura Glowacki · CBC News · August 7, 2019

Police in Manitoba believe they have found the bodies of the two B.C. fugitives, Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, in northern Manitoba. 

The bodies were discovered Wednesday morning at approximately 10 a.m. local time in dense brush, approximately a kilometre from where items linked to the fugitives were found along the Nelson River.

"At this time, we believe that these are the bodies of the two suspects wanted in connection with the homicides in British Columbia," said Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy, commanding officer of the Manitoba RCMP.

An autopsy will take place in Winnipeg to confirm the identities and determine the cause of death, she said.

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