Two suspected serial killers may have been seen in Canada.
The manhunt for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, strengthened Sunday with the tweet from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Manitoba: & # 39; Multiple RCMP resources are sent to York Landing, Manitoba for a tip Investigate that the two suspects are possible in or near the community.
& # 39; A heavy police presence can be expected in the area. We will continue to update you when information becomes available. & # 39;
Police worked around the small town of Gillam in northern Manitoba for up to 20 hours a day, where the boys were last seen, a local detective said.
A Royal Canadian Air Force Hercules CC-130H Hercules was hired on Saturday to help find the air for the duo.
McLeod and Schmegelsky have been on the run since the bodies of Australian backpacker Lucas Fowler, 23, from Sydney, and his North Carolina girlfriend Chynna Deese, 24, were found dead on the side of a highway 3000 km away in the west of Canada on July 15.
Four days later and at a distance of 470 km, they allegedly murdered the botanist Leonard Dyck of the University of British Columbia. His body was found dead on another highway.
Still on the run: Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky are being hunted by the Canadian police
The manhunt for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, intensified Sunday with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Manitoba tweeting the possible observation
RCMP officers depart early in the morning in a passenger train in Gillam, hoping to collect every piece of information that can lead to the whereabouts of suspects Kam Mcleod and Bryer Schmegelsky
RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) members load on the ground for another day in the search for suspected killers on Sunday
The Canadian Air Force C-130 involved in the air search for suspected murderers can be seen above on Sunday
Facts about the Royal Canadian Air Force Hercules CC-130H
– The aircraft is mostly used for transporting heavy cargo and vehicles, search and rescue and air-to-air refueling, including for Canadian troops in Iraq and Syria
– The aircraft can transport a maximum of 78 combat troops
– The aircraft carries more than 17,000 kg of fuel
– It has a maximum range of 7,222 km and a cruising speed of 556 km / h
RCMP inspector Kevin Lewis told DailyMail.com: "It's probably a thousand (officers working on the case)," he said.
"Throughout Canada, everyone is involved where there are sightings and tips and the like, where people call and they need to be examined.
"You are still investigating the sources in BC, Saskatchewan is still investigating. Everyone is hypersensitive, so they invoke tips for anyone who remotely resembles these guys, or anyone who is even suspicious. Everyone is hyper alert. & # 39;
The inspector added that a Hercules military plane looking for the boys flew about 180 miles to the town of Churchill on the banks of the Hudson Bay.
"We had the Herc until dark," Lewis said. "It has powerful cameras with police officers and military people looking at the earth for anything that looks like a person or boat, or anything of evidence. & # 39; It can be anywhere from Gillam to Churchill, even to the Hudson. Everywhere you would come from the Gillam area if you wanted to escape.
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 map shows the movements of teenagers in recent days and where the killings took place last week
RCMP has suggested the possibility that teenagers have escaped from the city, either with slow-moving trains passing through the rural province, or with a lift from an unsuspecting passer-by before news of the manitoba manhunt, although they have no sightings or evidence to confirm the suspicion.
"It's clear that when you get to Gillam at the end of the road, your plan shouldn't be to go back to Gillam, right? It should be going upstairs, going forward, & Lewis said.
"We're going to get the Herc back today. We do some scans again over North Manitoba and we continue checking the trails. "The police have almost completed their door-to-door interviews of Gillam residents, but say the exhaustive trawl so far has proven fruitless.
"We have talked to three-quarters of the residents so far and all major places have been checked," the inspector told DailyMail.com. "Now it only follows the people who are not at home, to see if there is something they can add."
The inspector said that despite the grueling hours, the ghosts of the police were still high. "It's just going, going, going until the day is over. Some people go 16 hours, others 20, & he said.
"Morality is good. Things are positive, everyone is still smiling. Everyone is hopeful and enthusiastic to be part of this, because there is so much national attention. Everyone wants to catch the bad guys. & # 39;
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