The Canadian police investigation into the murders of Australian tourist Lucas Fowler, his American girlfriend Chynna Deese and botanist Leonard Dyck have discovered that their & # 39; ruthless & # 39; killers were en route to & # 39; fame & # 39; and were willing to kill more people.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police held a briefing on Friday to announce their findings in the tragic case.
Kam McLeod, 18, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 19, committed a murder attempt in northern British Columbia in July, first killing Mr. Fowler, 23, from Sydney, and Mrs. Deese, 24, from North Carolina.
The couple's van was broken and RCMP Assistant Commissioner Kevin Hackett said McLeod and Schmegelsky told them for & # 39; unknown reasons & # 39; had attacked.
Kam McLeod (left), 18, and Bryer Schmegelsky (right), 19, committed a murder attempt in northern British Columbia in July, first involving Mr. Fowler, 23, from Sydney and Mrs. Deese, 24, from North Carolina shot
Schmegelsky and McLeod are accused of killing American backpacker Chynna Deese (right) and her Australian friend Lucas Fowler (left), who were found dead on July 15
& # 39; There are no indications that these were planned or predicted & # 39 ;, Commissioner Hackett told reporters in Vancouver.
McLeod and Schmegelsky then four days later shot the 64-year-old University of British Columbia botany teacher Mr. Dyck, stole his Toyota RAV4, set fire to their own Dodge pick-up truck, and led to a nationwide manhunt.
The teenagers also stole Mr. Dyck's digital camera and recorded six videos & three still images as they drove more than 3,000 km east to Gillam, Manitoba.
In the videos & # 39; s the couple spoke about their suicide pact and their desires to be cremated.
The RCMP will not release the video & # 39; s or photos & # 39; s on the camera because they think it can inspire copycat killers and the belief that the teens have recorded the videos to add to their fame to add.
They showed no regrets in the recordings and revealed no motive, but said they were willing to kill other people.
& # 39; They were cold, repentant & # 39 ;, said Commissioner Hackett.
The briefing also heard how a witness on the side of the Alaska Highway stopped to take a nap before he saw the refugees.
The witness saw a vehicle driving ahead of him, before one of the teenagers got out of the car with a long firearm.
The body of botanist Leonard Dyck, 64, was discovered on July 19 on a BC highway, one mile away from an abandoned and burning pickup truck driven by Schmegelsky and McLeod
He noticed that the killer then entered the tree line on the highway side and emerged from the bush and the gun in a & # 39; hunting position & # 39; to the witness car.
& # 39; In the video & # 39; s, the suspects took responsibility for all three murders. They did not regret their actions and intentions to possibly kill others. & # 39;
Hackett commissioners found their bodies in bushland after they decided to end their lives.
McLeod and Schmegelsky reportedly left their hometown of Port Alberni, British Columbia on July 12, after telling relatives that they were going to look for work in Whitehorse, Yukon.
The murderers ate a final meal with sardines, chops, and oranges before stopping the car they'd driven across five Canadian provinces and covering more than 3,000 miles with the police on their heels
Three days later, on July 15, the bodies of Deese and Fowler, who were road-tripping across Canada, were found in a ditch next to their broken-down Chevrolet van from 1986.
On July 19, Dyck was found dead on another BC highway about 300 miles away at Dease Lake.
The murderers ate a final meal with sardines, chops, and oranges before stopping the car they'd driven in five Canadian provinces and had traveled more than 3,000 miles with the police on their heels.
Their last hiding place in a densely forested area was found after local guide Clint Sawchuk found a blue sleeping bag in a number of willows in the Nelson River in August.
EXPECTED SERIAL KILLS ON THE RUN IN CANADA: A TIMETABLE
July 12: Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky leave their hometown of Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, looking for work in Whitehorse, Yukon, according to family members
July 15: Police find the bodies of Chynna Deese, a 24-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina, and Lucas Fowler, a 23-year-old from Sydney, Australia, on Highway 97 about 12 miles south of Liard Hot Springs in remote British Columbia.
The blue Chevrolet van from 1986 that they were driving on their road trip through Canada can be found nearby with a blown rear window
July 18: McLeod's Dodge pickup is on fire 300 km away near Dease Lake
July 19: The body of Leonard Dyck, a 64-year-old botanist from Vancouver, is about 1.5 km from the burnt-out remains of the truck McLeod and Schmegelsky traveled to.
RCMP reports the teenagers missing, afraid they were killed or kidnapped by those who committed the murders of Deese, Fowler and Dyck
July 24: Schmegelsky and McLeod are named as suspects in the three murders after the RAV4 was found in flames near Gillam
July 29: York Landing in Manitoba is trapped after two men were looking for food at a food dump, which led to a massive search by police, army, search dogs and drones
1 August: Police start searching the province of Ontario, 1200 km from where the couple was last seen, after reports of a suspicious vehicle nearby Kapuskasing
August 2: Police say the Ontario couple's perception was not credible because Lucas Fowler's friends and family are holding an emotional memorial for him in Sydney.
Local guide Clint Sawchuk sees a blue sleeping bag in the Nelson River outside Gillam and contacts the police
3 August: Sawchuk's tip leads the police to a battered rowing boat washed up on the riverbank
August 6: The search leads to the city of Sundance, which has been abandoned since 1992 and once housed a murder suspect for three years
August 7: Canadian police announce that two male bodies that were believed to belong to McLeod and Schmegelsky were found in & # 39; dense shrubs & # 39; at the Nelson River, five miles from where they left the burning car.
August 12: Autopsy confirms that the teenagers died from self-inflicted gunshots
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