Two Canadian men at the center of a nationwide manhunt after discovering three bodies earlier this month were charged with murdering a man from Vancouver whose identity became known on Wednesday.
Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, were charged with second-degree murder in the death of Leonard Dyck, who was found dead in Dease Lake, British Columbia, on July 19.
Canada-wide arrest warrants have been issued against Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, "police said.
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Dyck's body appeared on Highway 37 just over a mile south of a vehicle fire "The sudden and tragic loss of Len broke our hearts, he was a loving husband and father," said Dyck's family in a statement by the police. "His death has created unimaginable grief and we strive to understand what has happened, and while we understand that there will be an interest in learning more about him and his implications in his life, we ask the public and the media to do so Respect our privacy in this difficult time. "
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McLeod and Schmegelsky, from Port Alberni, British Columbia was also suspected of killing 23-year-old Australian Lucas Fowler and his American friend Chynna Deese, 24, from North Carolina. The pair was spotted on July 15 on a remote Alaska Highway near Liard Hot Springs, British Columbia.
Investigators said they believed the couple had been killed the day before.
Police announced Tuesday men left British Columbia and drove 2011 in a gray Toyota Rav 4 in northern Saskatchewan. The Toyota was set ablaze in Gillam, northern Manitoba, more than 2,000 miles from where the first burned vehicle was found.
Investigator in the neighboring state The province of Ontario has warned the people living there of the two men. They were originally reported missing after their burning truck was discovered on July 19th.
The Mounted Police warned the public not to turn to the couple but to turn to local law enforcement agencies instead. They said the men could have traveled on foot or separately.
At a press conference on Monday before his son was named as a suspect, Alan Schmegelsky said his son and McLeod were disappointed with the work at Walmart, their first jobs and they told CBC News that he was on the lookout for something Had done better in the north.
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He said he expected the search to end with his son's death.
"He's on a suicide mission," he said. "He wants his pain to end."
Travis Fedschun and The Associated Press of Fox News contributed to this report.