Update: BC RCMP asking for the public’s assistance in locating Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, both suspects connected to Northern BC homicide investigations.

Police had been focussing on locating Kam and Bryer when their vehicle had been located on fire and the two were missing. RCMP have since released that Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky are no longer consider missing. McLeod and Schmegelsky are being treated as suspects in the Dease Lake murder of Leonard Dyck, who was discovered deceased about 2 kilometres south of their vehicle fire and the double homicide of Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese.

Police said the pair were spotted in northern Saskatchewan driving a grey 2011 Toyota Rav 4. Kam Mcleod and Bryer Schmegelsky should be considered dangerous. If you see either suspect do not approach – and call 911 immediately.  

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

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crime Tipline at 1-877-543-4822 or 778-290-5291.

On Monday, July 22, RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the Gillam. Police have now confirmed the vehicle is the same vehicle the suspects were traveling in. Manitoba RCMP has set up a check-stop at the intersection of PR 280 and PR 290, the road leading into Gillam.

Update July 27th
RCMP have started to canvass every home and building in the Gillam area as well as Fox Lake Cree Nation. The canvass began earlier this morning and is expected to last for another 48 hours.

Update August 2nd,
Items directly linked to the suspects were located on the shoreline of the Nelson River. The discovery of the items allowed police to narrow down the search.

Update August 7th
On Aug 7th at approximately 10:00 am, RCMP located two male bodies in the dense brush, approximately 1 km from where the items were found. An autopsy will be performed in Winnipeg to confirm the identities and to determine the cause of death. Police said, “We are confident that these are the bodies of the two suspects wanted in connection with the homicides in British Columbia.”

An autopsy was completed in Manitoba and RCMP confirm that the two died in what appears to be suicides by gunfire. Police believe McLeod and Schmegelsky were dead for a number of days before being found. Two guns were located with the two deceased, and forensic analysis is underway in order to confirm that these weapons are connected with the northern BC homicide investigations.