Published: Sun, August 04, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

OPP issue warning, despite no confirmed sightings of B.C. murder suspects

OPP issue warning, despite no confirmed sightings of B.C. murder suspects

Greater Sudbury Police officers are asking people not to spread reports of unconfirmed sightings of two murder suspects from B.C. being in the city.

Police warn the two men are considered unsafe and should not be approached. As a result, a team was created to investigate the tips in a centralized manner, including revisiting earlier reports, she said.

She said people should either call their local police service or dial 911 rather than merely posting on social media.

Two men, 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky, who are suspected of three murders in BC, have been on the run for well over two weeks now. The suspects have not been seen since July 22 in Gillam, Man.

"We really don't want to discourage people from continuing to report because it could be that one tip that might be legitimate, that might be a true sighting".

If you see them police say don't approach them and instead call authorities right away. The Manitoba search was extensive, involving both RCMP and Canadian military assets, but today the RCMP announced the search was at an end, having turned up nothing.

"Any confirmed sightings will be shared through GSPS social media sites", Sudbury Police wrote on Twitter on Friday.

The Ontario Provincial Police is investigating all leads into possible sightings of the two B.C. murder suspects now at the centre of a massive manhunt.

A series of suspicious murders occurred in mid-July in B.C. On July 15, a couple was found dead on the Alaska Highway.

First, it's a 12-hour drive south from Gillam, Manitoba to the Ontario border, a route that would take the men through dozens of communities and the environs of Winnipeg to reconnect with the TransCanada Highway.

Mounties in Manitoba said on Wednesday that investigators had received more than 260 tips over the course of about a week.

"Sharing as much information as possible on your observation is important such as type of vehicle, vehicle plate, description of clothing, direction of travel", Sergeant Dionne said.

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