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Everything we know about the manhunt for Canadian teen murder suspects, Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are still searching for suspected killers, Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, who are wanted in relation to three murders including those of Australian man Lucas Fowler and his girlfriend Chynna Deese.

The fugitives were last seen on Monday in the Gillam area, where police are now going door to door in the hope of finding fresh leads.

There has been a number of rumours circulated online during the search, with police trying to keep the public informed on exactly what is true and what is not.

Here’s what we know so far.

Debunking rumours

On Friday (local time) the RCMP confirmed that a photo circulating online with a man who had a strong resemblance to Kam McLeod was not the fugitive.

The photo, seen above, went viral on Twitter, showing a smiling man holding up the front page of his local newspaper featuring the fugitives.

“We can confirm that the current photo circulating online of a man posing with the front page of yesterday’s paper IS NOT one of our suspects,” RCMP established.

The police added: “We understand many people are experiencing fear and uncertainty over this incident but spreading online rumours doesn’t help. There continues to be a heavy police presence in the Gillam area, as our officers conduct detailed and thorough searches of potential areas of interest.”

Manhunt in the Gillam area

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Kam McLeod, 19, (left) and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, (right). Image: RCMP.
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The police are continuing their search around Gillam, a town of just over 1,200 people situated along the Nelson River in Canada’s northeast Manitoba province.

"Over the next 72 hours, investigators will conduct door-to-door canvases in the town of Gillam and Fox Lake Cree Nation, in hopes of generating new tips and information," said Julie Courchaine, media relations officer for the RCMP.

Since police recovered a Toyota RAV4 that the suspects were travelling in, the police have shared: "There are no reported stolen vehicles that could be attributed to Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky. Therefore, we believe they are still in the area."

Although the police continue their search in Gillam, they are also open to the possibility the teenagers could have escaped the town.

On Friday (local time) Canadian police revealed they are exploring whether the fugitives "may have changed their appearance and inadvertently been given assistance to leave the area by someone that was not aware of who they were."

New CCTV footage

The police have also released new footage of the two teenagers casually walking through a hardware store, as they hope to generate fresh leads from the public.

Police have released video CCTV footage of suspected killers Kam McLeod & Bryer Schmegelsky.

Video by RCMP

The video was obtained in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, on July 21, 2019.

The murderous rampage

Police believe the teenagers murdered Australian Lucas Fowler, 23, and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese, 24, who were found shot to death near their broken-down van on July 15 along the Alaska Highway in northern British Columbia.

Four days later, Leonard Dyck's body was discovered two kilometres from McLeod and Schmegelsky's burned-out truck on Highway 27 near Dease Lake, about 470 kilometres from the Alaska Highway crime scene.

The teens were previously believed to be missing until investigators released a shocking update that they were suspects in the three homicides.

They have since been charged with one count of second-degree murder over Dyck's death

There is a Canada-wide warrant out for their arrest.

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