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Friday, August 30, 2019

Canadian Manhunt Killers Recorded 'Last Will and Testament' on Phone Before Killing Themselves

PhonesThe two young men that led the Canadian police and military on a manhunt that spanned across three provinces were found dead on August 7 of self-inflicted gun wounds. Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, were wanted for second-degree murder of a British Columbian man, Leonard Dyck, and were also suspects in the killings of American Chynna Deese, 24 and her Australian boyfriend, Lucas Fowler, 23. The Royal Canadian Mountain Police reported that the two men were dead for "a number of days" before their bodies were discovered 2,000 miles away from where the two murders occurred and 5 miles away from the suspects' burnt out truck. 

It has also been reported that they left a video message entailing a "last will and testament" on a mobile phone. An unnamed family member who did not personally view the video said the family was shown 30 seconds of a videoin which the two men said goodbye and described their last wishes for their remains.

See Travis Fedschun, Canadian Manhunt Killers Recorded 'Last Will and Testament' on Phone Before Killing Themselves, Fox News, August 20, 2019.

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