Manitoba RCMP believe suspects in the Gillam area

July 25, 2019 3:06 pm

Manitoba RCMP provided an update on the hunt tor the two suspects in three BC Homicides Thursday afternoon.

"The search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky continues, and we can now confirm that there have been two established and corroborated sightings of the suspects in the Gillam area. These sightings were prior to the discovery of the burnt out vehicle. There have also been no reported stolen vehicles that could be attributed to the suspects. At this point in the investigation, we believe they are still in this area." said Cpl. Julie Courchaine.

"Manitoba RCMP has deployed a significant amount of resources to the Gilliam area including our Emergency Response Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, and Air Services assets. The RCMP Major Crime Unit is involved, as well as RCMP North District resources, and RCMP resources from other provinces.

"The informational check-stop at the intersection of PR 280 and PR 290, the road leading into Gillam, continues to be in place and will be for the foreseeable future.

"Our officers have conducted detailed and thorough searches of potential areas of interests and these searches continue.

"Over the last 48 hours, we have received 80 tips and we continue to ask the public to remain vigilant for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky. If they are spotted, do not approach, call 9-1-1 or your local police immediately. In the Gillam area, call 204-652-2200. In Thompson, call 204-677-6911.

"As you can appreciate, this is a dynamic and unfolding situation. I understand that people have many questions, and we commit to providing answers as soon as we are able."