Manhunt for Homicide Suspect Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky Continues

RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – More details in an evolving situation involving a manhunt for two homicide suspects.

The Manitoba RCMP is continuing to work with BC RCMP and share information in relation to locating Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, the two suspects connected to investigations in northern British Columbia.

A number of resources have been sent to the Gillam area to assist in this investigation. Manitoba RCMP has also set up an informational check-stop at the intersection of PR 280 and PR 290, the road leading into Gillam.

“We have received numerous tips and information throughout the evening, and are continuing to ask for the public’s assistance,” said Cpl. Julie Courchaine of the Manitoba RCMP. “If you see something suspicious, call the police. We are also reminding everyone that these suspects should not be approached if seen and to call 911 or your local police immediately.”

MKO Advises Residents to Be Vigilant

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is encouraging residents in Northern Manitoba to be aware that the RCMP are searching for two men suspected of carrying out three homicides in Northern British Columbia.

Yesterday evening the RCMP shared that they have reasons to believe that Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky may be in the Fox Lake/Gillam area in Northern Manitoba.

RCMP Handout on BC Homicide Suspects
RCMP Handout on BC Homicide Suspects

The RCMP are asking residents to look at the photos of the suspects and contact police immediately if you have seen them anytime over the last few days.

The RCMP provided the following descriptions of the suspects:

Kam McLeod, age 19, is described as:
• 6 foot 4
• About 169 pounds
• Dark brown hair and facial hair
• Brown eyes

Bryer Schmegelsky, age 18, is described as:
• 6 foot 4
• About 169 pounds
• Sandy brown hair

“I encourage residents in the area of Fox Lake to remain vigilant while the RCMP conduct their search for these two suspects,” stated Grand Chief Garrison Settee. “If you think you see these suspects, please consider them as dangerous. Do not approach them. Contact the RCMP or call 911 immediately.”

The RCMP have asked the public to call the Major Crime Tipline at 1-877-543-4822 if you have seen these two men over the last several days. The investigation is complex and evolving quickly. MKO will provide any updates about this situation as they are received.

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