8 Aug 2019

Canada manhunt: Two suspects found dead - reports

From Morning Report, 7:55 am on 8 August 2019

Canadian police are reporting the two teenage boys suspected of murdering three people have been found dead.

They say autopsies will be needed to confirm it is the fugitives Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmelgsky, but they believe that the bodies belong to the suspects.

The RCMP's Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy says police are pleased the long and involved search appears to be over.

The bodies of were found in dense bush near the Nelson River and the small town of Gillam in Manitoba.

Our correspondent in Canada Laura McQuillan joins Susie Ferguson with the details.