The clanchef of a small town in northern Manitoba has told DailyMailTV of the shocking moment when a member of his patrol encountered the two fugitive alleged serial killers in a landfill – which caused an insane wave in the week-long hunting trip.
In an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV, Leroy Constant, head of the First Nation community in York Landing, said two men who fit the description of Bryer Schmegelsky (18) and Kam Mcleod (19) were shocked by a member of the Winnipeg-based Bear Clan drives his truck past Sunday's garbage dump on Sunday afternoon
& # 39; There was an observation of the two men who met the description at our local landfill, & # 39; said Chief Constant. & # Travis Bighetty of the Bear Clan was the one who reported the sighting to us and called the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). & # 39;
& # 39; I believe the vehicle scared them and they ran into the bush, & # 39; the Chief added. & # 39; The description he gave them was that they were not carrying backpacks and he saw no indication that they were armed. & # 39;
Still on the run: Kam McLeod (right) and Bryer Schmegelsky (left) are hunted by Canadian police and suspected of killing at least three people, but are believed to have been seen Sunday afternoon in York Landing, Manitoba
Bear Clan Patrol at York Landing can be seen above during the search. The duo was noticed by Travis Bighetty (right), who is a member of the patrol
This map shows the movements of teenagers in recent weeks and where the murders took place
Bighetty confirmed the observation to DailyMailTV and detailed the meeting.
& # 39; I and another male Bear Clan member drove around on the west side of the reserve, & # 39; said Bighetty. & # 39; One of our members wanted to see a bear, because there are bears near a garbage dump. We went to that location. After a certain house, nobody passes that point because of the bears.
& # 39; We turned at the loading quays and headed back east, came down the hill and saw two people who matched the description of the suspects of BC (British Columbia), & # 39; he said.
& # 39; They were very tall, very skinny, masculine-looking individuals. We could not see their faces. They were young and slender men. They didn't even run then, they walked on.
& # 39; We could not see if they had anything in their hands. If they did it was small. No gun we could see. & # 39;
Initially, Bighetty had little thought of the two men, but when they drove away and saw that they had no vehicle, his suspicions were awakened.
& # 39; My first thought was that it was sewer workers who worked around the clock. But when we didn't see a truck, we turned around and explored the area, & he said.
& # 39; Then we saw them running into the tree line. The forestry around here is very close, so we were not followed, we stopped and called it in. We got hold of one of the agents and called the RCMP.
& # 39; We think they have heard our vehicle approaching and that is why they ran away. They jogged lightly, they looked like they were climbing, from one direction to the other. & # 39; Bighetty said the RCMP response was quick, with heavily armed officers arriving within an hour.
Leroy Constant (left), head of the First Nation community in York Landing, said that Bighetty saw the two suspects of murder. Bighetty told DailyMailTV that she & # 39; very tall, very skinny, masculine-looking individuals & # 39; and did not seem to carry guns
RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) members are deployed on the ongoing search around the city dump of the landing on York, Manitoba, where the teenagers were spotted
In addition to the ERT members, citizens of the city are also armed and patrolling to protect their families and neighbors
Chief Constant said that dozens of police quickly entered the city and imposed a lockdown, asking all residents to stay inside with their doors locked while trying to track down the two men they believe are triple killers.
& # 39; The RCMP has deployed multiple resources in our community, including dog units and helicopter patrols, and we have around 30 to 40 patrol officers here. They arrived here around 5.30 pm, & the chef said.
He added that the citizens of the city dwellers were also armed and patrolled to protect their families and neighbors.
& # 39; We have about ten community members patrolling the RCMP & # 39 ;, he said. & # 39; The patrols are armed, they have guns as a security measure, guns. & # 39;
Bobby Blan, resident of York Landing, confirmed the lockdown for DailyMailTV.
& # 39; I never left the house or talked to anyone, & # 39; he said. & # 39; And one helicopter is coming from the west. & # 39;
As the sun went down during the week-long flight of the police for the police, storm clouds rolled over the small town and a torrent of rumbling and thunderstorms struck more than an hour.
The local leader of the First Nations said he believed the teenagers would have trouble getting far into the dense and drenched forest they encountered when they were seen.
The bodies of Lucas Fowler, 24, and Chynna Deese, 23 (pictured) were found in British Columbia
The duo is also accused of killing the botanist Leonard Dyck (photo) of the University of British Columbia in BC before driving more than 3,000 km to Manitoba
This is the remote part of York Landing, Manitoba in Canada, where Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod have been spotted
& # 39; The bush around it is impossible to get through. It is very heavily forested and lots of mosquitoes here. When they get that far, I don't know how they did it. The terrain is relentless, & he said.
RCMP Manitoba issued a statement on Sunday evening that they had a & # 39; heavy police presence & # 39; had been set up around York Landing.
& # 39; Multiple RCMP resources are being sent to York Landing, MB, to investigate a tip that the two suspects may be in or near the community. A heavy police presence can be expected in the area, & said the statement.
& # 39; No one is currently in custody. RCMP officers remain in the York Landing community and continue to investigate the reported sightings of the two suspects. All required resources are used in this ongoing investigation.
& # 39; The safety of community members is our priority. We remind residents to stay inside and check all doors and windows to make sure they are closed and locked. & # 39;
Chief Constant said that many of the residents of the nearby community were petrified on the lake because they had two suspected murderers in their midst.
& # 39; There is certainly concern and anxiety, & # 39; he told DailyMailTV. & # 39; There are young families here, there are around 500 people. & # 39;
He added that a ferry across the lake would leave for the neighboring town of Split Lake to evacuate residents who want to flee their town.
& # 39; If people want to leave for their safety due to fear or concern, they have every right to it. We will continue with that service, & he said.
& # 39; I'm going to be here in the community, & # 39; he added. & # 39; The RCMP has indicated that they will stay until they have caught the suspects. & # 39;
Multiple resources have been deployed in the community, including dog units and helicopter patrols, with around 30 to 40 officers patrolling
The police imposed a lockdown and asked all residents to stay indoors with their doors locked while they tried to track down the two men they considered triple killers.
RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) members are pictured searching the area on the ground for another day looking for suspected killers
On Saturday, the Canadian Air Force flew a Hercules military plane to use high-resolution cameras to explore the wilderness around Gillam, a small town 55 miles northeast where the fugitives were last seen.
On Sunday evening, Chief Constant said the Hercules had not yet landed at York Landing, but could possibly land on the short, unpaved runway of the city.
The Chief added that the two alleged killers had not arrived by boat at York Landing.
& # 39; Our community can only be reached by ferry and by plane. We had the crew and captain of the ferry patrol, there are no confirmed reports of them on board & he said.
& # 39; They always do main checks because they have a certain number of passengers on board and report this, so there is no possibility that they will come across on the ferry. & # 39;
Although the chief thought it was impossible to walk from Gillam to York Landing on foot, a local councilor from the neighboring town of Split Lake said the teens could have walked along a railroad and rugged sandy paths created for access to electricity pylons passing through the dense forest.
& # 39; The train is running slowly enough so that they could not jump on it & # 39 ;, said alderman Robert Spence.
& # 39; But it was a week ago that they found their burned vehicle. I say they must have walked. There are roadsides, little huts along the train tracks to hide in, & he added.
There were conflicting reports from reporters on the grounds that the duo was taken prisoner, but the police denied that they were in custody
Spence said it would be possible for the police to corner the boys on Sunday night as they created a cordon that ran along a dirt road north of York Landing to the lakeshore.
& # 39; If the RCMP is smart, they put a line on a winter road to the peninsula, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; If they are somewhere west of the community, they cannot go anywhere else.
& # 39; They can drop it off so that the two children are caught on that peninsula. They can't go anywhere practically. I don't see them swimming over (the lake) in this wind and rough conditions. If that doesn't kill them, hypothermia will do that, & he added.
Spence said the Split Lake police were deployed to control the narrowest part of the lake channel between the two cities, to find the fugitives if they tried to cross.
& # 39; We have agents told to patrol the Split Lake Peninsula and patrol the shoreline near the narrowest part of the channel, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I am not too worried. But many people are tense, paranoid and scared because they don't know what these guys are capable of and what they want to do to evade imprisonment. & # 39;
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