The vast area of rugged land where supposedly teenage Canadian murder suspects are hiding is dangerous, hard to navigate and full of swamps, insects and abandoned huts.
Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, have been on the run since July 15 when they are accused of murdering Lucas Fowler, 24, and Chynna Deese, 23, in British Columbia.
Since then they have moved to the east, traveling nearly half the width of Canada, to the province of Manitoba.
They were seen twice in the extremely remote town of Gillam at the beginning of the week and have since fallen to the ground, shutting down the car in which they were traveling.
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Still on the run: Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky are being hunted by the Canadian police
This is the remote part of Manitoba in Canada, where Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod hide
The small town of Gillam (pictured) has only one road that is now blocked
An aerial view of northwestern Manitoba shows that the massive forest police are now looking for the pair
Now there is a huge police effort going on to find them, but with thousands of miles of forest, swamp and baron land to comb, the couple remains to be seen.
The northwestern pocket of Manitoba, where they are supposed to be, is a rough landscape.
There is only one road in and out of the city and it is now closed with police checkpoints.
The boys are not thought to have stolen another car, so the police think they are traveling on foot.
It can try to survive without good supplies.
Gillam deputy mayor John MacDonald
It is unclear what kind of supplies they have, and where they are hiding.
Residents who say that the city is surrounded by abandoned huts now fear that they can try to break into one of those, if not their own houses.
& # 39; They can break into one of those buildings and they can hide there. It's scary, & # 39; said Tanya Wavey, 40.
However, outside the city there is not much in terms of accommodation.
& # 39; There is not much shelter there. You can choose a direction and walk in and hope to bump into something, & said Gillam deputy mayor John MacDonald, adding: & # 39; It can be pretty trying without good supplies.
& # 39; None of us would like to be put in that situation. & # 39;
This map shows the movements of teenagers in recent days and where the killings took place last week
The Canadian Mountain Police uses tactical teams to find the pair and has used drones and infrared technology, as well as search parties
The police are charting their strategy to find the couple on Thursday while the hunt for them continues
Armed police are now looking through teams in rural areas. Bryer's father believes they will be shot if they haven't killed themselves
The boys are now thought to travel on foot after setting fire to their car (shown on Monday) after seeing their faces in the media
To limit their search, they use drones and probably use infrared technology to search the landscape for heat.
& # 39; They don't know where these two are exactly. They can be within their feet and not know it.
& # 39; It always happens when police are on an enclosure and at the end of the day the suspects were within reach and they just couldn't see it, & # 39; he said.
"When they see movement, when an infrared from the air sees a heat source that looks really good and is not an animal … footprints or clothing or garbage," said Jack Schonely, a former police officer, CBC.
The police in Manitoba have not revealed the exact size of their search perimeter and are not asking questions.
The huge Hudson Bay that lies on the tip of northwestern Manitoba. The boys are experienced campers, one of their father said, but the circumstances in which they are would test for everyone
A top view of the land in Manitoba is shown. A large part of the province is equally extensive and scarce
On Thursday, a police spokeswoman said she had brought in help from other departments in western Canada and used all the resources needed to find the boys.
Bryer & # 39; s father Alan said he believes they are being shot by the police and that they want to go out in a burst of glory & # 39 ;.
He also told how his son likes to play strategy-based, military-style video games.
The mother of the teenager, however, gave him an emotional plea and begged him to report himself on Thursday.
What may have led them to murder remains a mystery.
The two teenagers, who are childhood friends, left Vancouver Island in search of better jobs, they told their parents.
How they met their alleged victims or even obtained the weapons they needed to kill them is unknown.
Residents in Gillam have been warned not to approach any of the boys when they see them.
They are considered dangerous and are probably still armed.
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