CANADIAN police have released new details about the murders of Australian man Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese, who were shot dead whilst travelling through British Colombia.
The couple were found dead on the side of a remote highway on July 15, sparking a major manhunt for their killer.
Just days later, the body of a third person, 64-year-old Vancouver man Leonard Dyck, was found about 500km away.
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Canadian teenagers Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, were charged with the murders after they were found dead by suicide in remote bushland in northern Manitoba.
It has since been revealed today by Royal Canadian Mounted Police assistant commissioner Kevin Hackett, that the pair confessed to the random killings in a video.
Assistant commissioner Hackett said officers found a digital camera belonging to Mr Dyck alongside the teens bodies.
“It contained six videos and three still images,” he said.
“In the videos, the suspects took responsibility for all three murders.
“They indicated no remorse for their actions, as well as their intentions to potentially kill others.”
Assistant commissioner Hackett said the murders appeared to be “random crimes of opportunity” and that police would not be releasing the footage out of fear it may influence copycats.
“We believe that the suspects made the video recordings for notoriety, releasing them would not only be disrespectful to the families of the deceased but it could sensationalise the actions of the suspects. by not releasing the videos we want to mitigate the potential for other individuals being inspired to commit similar acts of violence.”
“While we have been able to gain greater clarity on the movements and the actions of the two accused, we respect that the answers have not reduced the trauma and the grief experienced by the families of Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese and Leonard Dyck.”