Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod Victim: Leonard Dyck Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Leonard Dyck Biography

Leonard Dyck Biography

Leonard Dyck was the 64-year-old man who police say died at the hands of two fugitive teens in British Columbia — also sought in connection to the death of a tourist couple — was a university lecturer and father-of-two who loved nature, according to a new report.

Who is Leonard Dyck

Leonard Dyck, a botany lecturer at the University of British Columbia, was taking one of his characteristic solo camping trips through the wilderness when he was killed, Robert deWreede, a professor emeritus of botany at the university, told the CBC.

“He was spending a lot of time with his children [lately], sometimes going off on camping trips and so on,” deWreede said. “He often would tell me about the trips that they’d taken together. And I guess one of these trips resulted when he went off on his own camping up north.”

Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese’s Dead Bodies Found

Authorities believe the teens are also responsible for the slayings of tourist couple Chynna Deese, 24, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and her boyfriend, Lucas Fowler, 23, of Sydney, Australia.

Canadian Police announced Wednesday afternoon that two male bodies believed to be Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, were found in ‘dense brush’ by Nelson River near Gillam, Manitoba, hours earlier.

Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy said she is ‘confident’ the bodies belong to the suspects. An autopsy will be performed to confirm their identities and cause of death.

The discovery of the bodies concludes a 15-day manhunt that began in the western Canadian province of British Columbia and spanned more than 3,100 miles across three provinces.


Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Two male bodies were found by a river in Manitoba on Wednesday morning
  • Canadian Police say they believe they are the bodies of Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19
  • An autopsy will confirm the identities as well as the cause of death 
  • Schmegelsky and McLeod had been on the run in northern Canada for 15 days 
  • They were wanted over the murders of American Chynna Deese, 24, her Australian boyfriend Lucas Fowler, 23, and Vancouver man Leonard Dyck