Canadian teens wanted over Australian man’s death may have escaped small town

Canadian police now suspect that the teenagers accused of killing an Australian man and his girlfriend escaped the small town of Gillam.

Officers swooped on the area after confirmed sightings of the 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky.

They’re wanted over the deaths of Australian Lucas Fowler, and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese, who were found murdered on the side of a Canadian Highway last week.


It’s understood the pair were thought to be missing, before they were connected to the murder.

They’ve also both been charged with the second degree murder of a Canadian man, Leonard Dyke.

Though after hours of aggressive searches in the small town of Gillam, the two have still not been found.

It’s now thought that the pair may have changed their appearance to escape, because there haven’t been any further sightings outside of the small town.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Corporal Julie Courchaine told reporters that a member of the public may have helped them getaway.

“It is possible that someone may not have been aware of who they were, providing assistance to and may now be hesitant to come forward.”

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, SWAT teams, sniffer dogs, drones and aircraft are scouring through surrounding wilderness.

Earlier article: Wanted teens charged with second degree murder of third man