Manhunt Update – RCMP Have Confirmed Evidence Suspects were in Northern Manitoba

Damaged aluminum boat found by RCMP officers on the shores of the Nelson River during a helicopter search on friday afternoon.
Damaged aluminum boat found by RCMP officers on the shores of the Nelson River during a helicopter search on friday afternoon.

WINNIPEG – There is now, according to the RCMP confirmed proof that Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmelgsky were in the Gillam area of Northern Manitoba.

The RCMP in Manitoba reports that “On August 3, 2019, RCMP located several items on the shoreline, approximately 9 km from where the burnt vehicle was located. RCMP have confirmed that these items are directly linked to the suspects. That same day, a damaged boat was also found along the Nelson River.

Damaged aluminum boat found by RCMP officers on the shores of the Nelson River during a helicopter search on friday afternoon.
Damaged aluminum boat found by RCMP officers on the shores of the Nelson River during a helicopter search on Friday afternoon.

“Based on this information, the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) were immediately deployed. On August 4, 2019, URT conducted a thorough underwater search approximately 29 metres around the location where the boat was found. The search did not uncover any additional items linked to the suspects.”

The roadblock on PR 290 has been removed, but officers remain in the Gillam area.

To ensure the integrity of the investigation, no further information about the items will be provided at this time.

The RCMP and other Police Services are continuing to ask the general public to contact them directly if you have any information that will help with their ongoing investigation and manhunt.