Authorities in Gillam, Manitoba, as the search for two young men wanted for three B.C. homicides continues on July 25. (The Canadian Press)

Sighting of B.C. fugitives near Moose Jaw, Sask. ‘not credible’, says RCMP

Tip came in over the weekend that the two suspects were in Saskatchewan

A possible sighting of two BC fugitives in Saskatchewan has proved to be false.

The Saskatchewan RCMP were investigating a tip that Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky of Port Alberni, suspects in the homicides of three people in northern B.C. more than two weeks ago, were spotted near Moose Jaw, Sask. That tip was not credible, RCMP Cpl. Rob King said.

“There was what was thought to be a sighting over the weekend. The sighting was investigated and…was determined to not be the two suspects,” King said.

“The sighting was false. There’s no indication they are in the Moose Jaw area in any way, shape or form.”

READ: RCMP find items ‘directly linked’ to B.C. murder suspects on banks of Manitoba river

RCMP in Manitoba sent their underwater recovery team to the Nelson River to search for evidence after an aluminum boat and some other items were spotted on shore during an aerial search. The location in question was several kilometres away from where an SUV the pair were known to be driving was torched nearly two weeks ago.

RCMP had searched the water 29 metres around the items but turned up nothing. A roadblock was set up outside Sundance, Man., which was once a community built to house workers from the Limestone Generating Station hydro project on the Nelson River. The community was closed down in 1992 when the hydro project was completed.



susie.quinn@albernivalleynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Manitoba Manhunt

Just Posted

Battling bullying covers a lot of ground, says Island Safe Schools manager

Social media responsible for a lot of the problems being seen in schools, Sooke official says

Wounded Warrior Run gets personal for participant

Port Alberni RCMP officer says mental health is a priority

Editorial: End vicious cycle of bullying

Pink Shirt Day began 13 years ago, but the anti-bullying message is still relevant today

CatVideoFest makes its way back to Victoria

A curation of favourite cat videos will be featured on the big screen, all to support cats

VIDEO: Illicit drug overdoses killed 981 in B.C. in 2019, down 38%

Chief coroner says figures were down about a third in the province’s fourth year of the opioid crisis

Michelle Obama: In Conversation in Victoria, March 31

Former First Lady hosted by Victoria Chamber for moderated event at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Kingfisher spa now open following early January fire

Owner Bill Brandes offered personal funds to minimize the impact of the situation on his employees.

Off-leash dogs could be a thing of the past on Saanich beaches

‘This isn’t about loving or hating dogs, it’s about finding the right balance’ councillor says

Cowichan Valley Regional District requests rainstorm, flood photos via online tool

Officials want to know more about how that type of event impacted the region as a whole.

VIDEO: B.C.’s seventh coronavirus patient at home in Fraser Health region

Canada in ‘containment’ as COVID-19 spreads in other countries

B.C. takes over another Retirement Concepts senior care home

Summerland facility latest to have administrator appointed

RCMP pull office from Wet’suwet’en territory, but hereditary chiefs still want patrols to end

Chief says temporary closure of field office not enough as Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute drags on

Most Read