Bodies found last week have been confirmed to be the remains of two teenage murder suspects who were subject of a weeks-long manhunt, and they appear to have died by suicide, Canadian police said Monday.
The bodies of the men, Kam McLeod, 19. and Bryer Schmegelsky, who would have turned 19 on Aug. 4, were discovered on Aug. 7 in northern Manitoba as police scoured the province for them. Their identities were confirmed by autopsies conducted by the Manitoba Medical Examiner.
They had been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Leonard Dyck, 64, of Vancouver, British Columbia, a lecturer in botany at the University of British Columbia, and were suspects in the deaths of Chynna Noelle Deese, 24, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and her boyfriend, Lucas Robertson Fowler, 23, of Sydney, Australia.
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Authorities initially began searching for McLeod and Schmegelsky as missing persons but declared that they were being investigated as suspects in the deaths after they were spotted in northern Saskatchewan.