While authorities continue to search remote northern Manitoba for two young men suspected of murdering three people in Canada – including the murders of an American woman and her Australian friend – an official on Monday said that The police had stopped the couple before The police announced a nationwide search for the two.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) raved on Sunday at York Landing after receiving a "credible" indication that two people were as described by Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky. Eighteen were in the area about 90 km from Gillam, where a vehicle used by the suspects was found burned last week.
However, on Monday afternoon, the RCMP announced on Twitter that they were still unable to verify that the two young men were in the area.
"After a thorough and thorough search, #rcmpmb was unable to prove the tip in York Landing, and RCMP resources will continue to be in the York Landing & Gillam areas." Agency said . "We thank the community for their patience and understanding and ask them to continue to be vigilant."
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In an interview on Tuesday morning in the "America's Newsroom," RCMP Corporal Chris Manseau said the authorities would have to "go where the evidence leads us," and they would have the officials after the possible Sighting was not deterred by the searches in the area of Gillam.
"We never want to put all our eggs in a basket," he said.
Manseau said the authorities would turn to the public again, hoping to find the two suspects in the remote area. He also announced that searching an area over 2,500 miles from the scene is a challenge for the investigators.
"I think you can not get too many in such a case," he told Fox News.
Prior to Canada's Global News, two young men were at the center of the search across Canada. During a routine check, the two were stopped as they drove through the Tataskweyak Cree Nation Reservation in Manitoba.
The Nathan Neckoway councilor of the Tataskweyak Cree Nation told the news agency that the couple had been stopped during a routine check for alcohol in the arid community near Split Lake – about 250 kilometers from Gillam removed – were released when the authorities found nothing.
"We were unaware of their status of being searched," said Neckoway to Global News. "Apparently, after they came to our church, they sent out that they wanted [status]."
The authorities announced on July 23 that the two were considered suspects in the killings.
The officer who discovered the men, First Nations Security Commissioner Albert Saunders told The Daily Mail that he felt "I should have done something earlier".
"I did not really know these people were on the run, so at first I did not think much about it until they posted the pictures of them the next day," he told the July 22 Daily Mail.
He said the two appeared "scared" when he approached initially and McLead apologized further, adding that the couple did not announce where they wanted to go.
"After I found out who they were, I realized that I could have been shot or something happened to us," Saunders told The Daily Mail. "I thought about it a lot after I found out."
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The RCMP has I do not have the comments of Neckoway Commenting, but said on Monday that the police still can not confirm the reported sightings of the young men.
"We are still testing every possibility in this investigation," said RCMP Cpl. Julie Courchaine told reporters.
Earlier, Gillam police continued to search for dogs and drones further east. Reference to the possible sighting came from members of the Bear Clan Patrol, an indigenous-led neighborhood watch group invited by the Manitoba Assembly to alleviate fears among residents.
York Landing, geographically not far from Gilliam, Courchaine, said the community is "only accessible by plane in the summer or by ferry over a two-hour ferry ride". There is also a railway line 15 miles to the south.
The area has "very challenging terrain, lots of forest, lots of musk, waterways," Courchaine said. In response, the RCMP provided "immediate resources to the community," including police dogs, airplanes, and search and rescue teams.
"We also work with the Canadian military, which uses some of its equipment," Manseau said Monday on "Shepard Smith Reporting."
Chief Leroy Constant of York Factory First Nation posted on his Facebook page on Monday a picture of a plane used in York Landing search.
McLeod and Schmegelsky are wanted in connection with the death of American Chynna Deese (24), her Australian friend Lucas Fowler (23) and Leonard Dyck (64) from Vancouver, British Columbia.
Deese and Fowler's corpses dived on July 15 at the side of Alaska on highway near Liard Hot Springs, British Columbia. Both had been shot.
McLeod and Schmegelsky were charged with second-degree murder in the death of Dyck, whose body was discovered five days after the discovery of the remains of Deese and Fowler.
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A source close to the investigation told Fox News on Saturday that McLeod and Schmegelsky may have fled the city of Manitoba, where they recently " were seen with someone who is not police friendly. The source added that the two may have changed their appearance and offered cash to a driver to leave the area of Gillam, a town of about 1,200 in the north of the province.
The police said they spent most of Sunday searching cottages, cabins, waterways and along the railway line in Gillam looking for evidence of suspects on the ground and in the air.
"All of our police across the country know these suspects and have forwarded this type of information to all our partners on the other side. So, there are posters, flyers, they watch the news as much as we do, "Manseau told Fox News on Monday." Their faces are plastered almost everywhere, so the odds are that they will cross the line to be very slim. "
Cristina Corbin of Fox News in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Talia Kaplan and Associated Press contributed to this report.