Manhunt for murder suspects being scaled back in Canada

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CANADA (CNN) – The search for two suspected killers is being scaled back in Canada.

Authorities say they’re scaling back the search for 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky after an extensive search in Northern Manitoba.

But that doesn’t mean they’ll stop searching for the duo.

“While the search in Northern Manitoba is being scaled down it is not over. Not by any means. I want to assure everyone that the RCMP is continuing to work on this investigation and will not stop. Until there is a resolution.”

According to RCMP, they’ve searched thousands of acres of land trying to find the teens accused of killing an Chynna Deese, and her Australian boyfriend, Lucas Fowler (seen below).

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Schmegelsky’s burned-out truck was found on July 19th on the side of the highway, which led police to the body of 64-year-old Leonard Dyck.

The duo has been charged in Dyck’s murder, but police have not said what led them to the pair.

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Canadian authorities say there’s a possibility the suspects had some help getting out of the area.

Earlier in the manhunt, Schmegelsky’s father, Alan, said he expected the nationwide manhunt to end in the death of his son. He said he believes his son plans to go out in “a blaze of glory.”

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(This story was originally published on July 31, 2019)

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