Kam McLeod Bio
Kam McLeod, 19, and his long-time friend Bryer Schmegelsky,18, were named as suspects in the murders of Australian man Lucas Fowler, 24, and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese, 23, as well as an older man last week, and have driven more than 1,100 miles on the run from Canadian police.
We are asking the public that if you spot Kam McLeod or Bryer Schmegelsky to consider them as dangerous – take no actions – do not approach – and call 911 immediately. pic.twitter.com/RdhBNVr5im
— BCRCMP (@BCRCMP) July 23, 2019
Kam McLeod Age
He is 19 years old.
The couple had been traveling through northern British Columbia on a dream road trip when they were found shot to death alongside their blue Chevrolet mini-van on July 15.
New from me, in the @globeandmail: Bryer Schmegelsky, on the run from police, used Nazi symbols online. In a photo I’ve seen, Schmegelsky shared a picture of himself showing off a Swastika armband.https://t.co/StlraN78m9
— Justin Ling (@Justin_Ling) July 24, 2019
Curtis and Sandra Broughton, who are believed to be among the last people to have seen Mr Fowler and Ms Deese alive, have told police of assisting the pair after their van broke down on the side of the road on July 14.
Friendship and Family Statement
The pair have been described by family as lifelong friends who had been inseparable since primary school.
Schmegelsky’s grandmother, Carol Starkey, told The Vancouver Sun the 18-year-old had been living with her for the past two years.
“He was a great kid. I really enjoyed having him,” she said.
Mr. Schmegelsky has told reporters neither teen was violent or into drugs and had a shared obsession with video games.
Pretty hard to wrap my brain around this one. Ordinary Canadian boys, now suspects in multiple murders.
One thing is for certain, they won’t be taken alive.
Stay safe today folks.#KamMcLeod #BryerSchmegelsky pic.twitter.com/uCOkivKfjM
— CryptoJ0ules (@CryptoJ0ules) July 24, 2019
BRITISH COLUMBIA BACKPACKER FEARS: A TIMELINE
July 15: At 7.19am, Royal Mounted Canadian Police are called to the side of the road on the Alaska Highway, in remote British Columbia.
Police found the bodies of a young man and young woman about 20km south of the Liard Hot Springs, not far from a beat-up blue minivan.
July 16: Police publicly announce the two bodies were found dead on the side of Highway 97 but say ‘no further information is available’
July 17: Investigators ask anyone who may have seen, or have dashcam footage, between 4pm Sunday and 8am Monday to come forward
July 18: Detectives confirm the identities of the two dead as Lucas Fowler, 24, and Chynna Deese, 23
Some 470km away near Dease Lake, police discover an abandoned truck and find the body of a man
July 21: Witness tells media of seeing a ‘bearded man’ having a ‘heated exchange’ with Fowler and Deese on the side of the highway
July 22: Pictures emerge of Fowler and Deese’s minivan with a blown out back window
4pm: Gas store clerk in Split Lake says she served the pair
9pm: Police name McLeod and Schmegelsky but say they are missing
11.56pm: Man reports a young man hitchhiking in Manitoba
July 23: McLeod and Schmegelsky are named as suspects.
Police find a burned-out car in Manitoba that may belong to them.
Police say 2 suspects in deaths of 3 people in northern British Columbia last seen driving a grey 2011 Toyota RAV4. Last seen in northern Saskatchewan but destination unknown. Say Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, from Port Albani, BC, are to be considered dangerous. pic.twitter.com/ilCtMQLW1t
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) July 23, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, are suspects in the murder of three people – including Australian Lucas Fowler and American Chynna Deese
- The two friends, from Port Alberni, British Columbia, are on the run from Canadian police, after they were originally reported as missing
- Lisa Lucas, Schmegelsky’s grandmother’s neighbor, said her son used to play with him but he lost friends when he started making people ‘feel uncomfortable’
- Lucas said Schmegelsky would talk a lot about violent video games and showed off pictures of him wearing a Nazi armband
- ‘My son told me that he would mention things like ”what if this was real? Can you imagine if this was real?” when playing video games,’ she told DailyMail.com
- She added her son said ‘everybody just got a little bit uncomfortable around him. He seemed to have less and less friends as time went on’