The US Authorities have confirmed the discovery of two bodies believed to be the suspects of three murders committed suicide after several weeks in police pursuit.
Federal police said in a statement yesterday that the two bodies were found in the woods with gunshot wounds.
“Police believe they killed themselves with a firearm,” the statement said.
Kam McLeod 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky 18, charged with murdering an Australian man and his girlfriend and a professor at a Canadian university, have been on the run for several weeks after police launched a mass-hunting operation.
Earlier, both were reported missing after their vehicle was found burned in British Columbia, but the two youths have been identified as the prime suspects in the murder following the discovery of a third corpse.
Last week, police found several items related to the suspect on the banks of the Nelson River and found an aluminum boat.
The body was found in a bush in the central part of Manitoba province, about eight kilometers from the location of a vehicle that was burned by one of the victims.
Police have not been able to confirm the exact date of the death of the two suspects but there are clear indications that they have been alive for days since they were last seen near Gillam town, Manitoba.
They are wanted for the murder of Lucas Frowler, 23, from Australia and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese, 24, who was found dead on July 15 at a British Columbia highway.