29 Jul 2019

Manhunt spans 3000km in Canada after murders

From Morning Report, 6:14 am on 29 July 2019

A massive manhunt is still underway in Canada as police - and now the military - search for two teenagers suspected of murdering three people.

Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, have been on the run since the bodies of a 23-year old man from Sydney and his 24-year old American girlfriend were found dead on the side of a highway two weeks ago.

The pair are also suspected of the murder of a Canadian man who was found four days later.

The search has lead police 3000km from British Columbia to the wilderness of Gillam, a remote area in northern Manitoba.

RNZ's Canada correspondent Laura McQuillan speaks with Susie Ferguson.