Provincial police are warning Ontario residents to be “vigilant,” but say there have been no confirmed sightings of two young BC men wanted in the killing of three people.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) released a statement Friday morning saying they currently investigating “numerous reports” from across the province of suspicious vehicles and/or young males believed to be the British Columbia homicide suspects.
“The OPP continues to work with members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and has assigned an investigative team, under the direction of Detective Inspector Matt Watson, Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) to follow up on all tips received.
“At this time, the OPP cannot confirm that any of these sightings are of the suspects, Bryer SCHMEGELSKY (18) and Kam McLEOD (19), nor has there been any confirmed sighting in Ontario.”
Schmegelsky and McLeod are charged with second-degree murder in the death of UBC sessional lecturer Leonard Dyck near Dease Lake in northern BC.
Police also consider them suspects in the fatal shootings of Australian Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese, whose bodies were found 470 kms away from where Dyck and a burned-out truck and trailer were spotted.
“Members of the public should be vigilant of their personal safety at all time,” OPP say.
“These two suspects are considered dangerous. If observed, do not approach them and call police immediately.
“Any person with information regarding this investigation should immediately contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call 9-1-1. Do NOT report on social media as valuable time is lost should it be a confirmed sighting.”