Bodies of teen murder suspects believed to be found in Canada

A roadblock was set up outside Gillam on Tuesday

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On Wednesday, Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy - commanding officer of the Manitoba RCMP - said police in northern Manitoba had "located two male bodies in dense brush".

"The search is over".

A RCMP official told the media on Wednesday that she is confident that it is them but that to identify them officially, they have to go with the autopsy.

The bodies were recovered one kilometre from where officers found undisclosed items directly linked to the suspects, and eight kilometres from the torched vehicle they were driving.

An autopsy for both bodies is being scheduled in Winnipeg on Thursday to confirm their identities and cause of death.

The pair was charged with second-degree murder in July of Leonard Dyck, 64, a botany lecturer at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. They were also suspected of gunning down a young tourist couple: Lucas Fowler, 23, an Australian, and Chynna Deese, 24, an American.

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. "She didn't have a bad bone in her entire body", said her cousin.

"It's definitely not the outcome that we had hoped for", Minions said.

Though it was not clear if that specific search yielded any further evidence in the case, police said on Twitter Wednesday a discovery made Friday was instrumental in locating of McLeod and Schmegelsky's bodies.

Days after the homicide, the discovery of the burned-out RAV-4 near a First Nation reserve in the Gillam area spurred a large-scale search that captured worldwide attention.

This article will be updated following the RCMP announcement. At the time, police issued an alert that the boys may have changed their appearance and "inadvertently been given assistance to leave the area by someone that was not aware of who they were".

McLeod and Schmegelsky themselves were originally considered missing persons and only became suspects later.

German said the work in Manitoba will be complete once those results are available and officers are finished collecting any remaining evidence there, and police in B.C. will continue the investigation.

Northern communities across Canada had been on edge as sightings of the two men were reported first in Saskatchewan, and then in Gillam, Manitoba, 3,000km away from the sites of the murders.

"They're going out in a blaze of glory - trust me on this", Mr Schmegelsky said at the time.

Schmegelsky's father, labeled his son's cat-and-mouse chase with police a "suicide mission", adding that he thought his "introvert" son would go out in a "blaze of glory" when he encounters police, according to the Canadian Press.

"We want to have the best package that we can and the best information to present to the BC Prosecution Service for them to make a determination of charge approval, if indeed that is an option for us". "A normal child doesn't travel across the country killing people".

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