Another Murder in Northern BC

There’s a Killer on the Road in Northern BC

Another young man was found dead on the Northern BC highways and two more are missing. There’s a killer on the road in Northern BC and the northern communities are becoming terrified. Someone is murdering young adults and now two more are missing. Two young teens from Port Alberni on Vancouver Island have gone missing. There truck and camper were found ablaze on the side of the road.

What is going on up North in BC. Who is murdering these young people. RCMP are investigating and warning travelers to be aware when traveling the Alaskan highway. What is going on. Are there road pirates cruising the highways murdering and robbing.

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Dease Lake RCMP are seeking two men believed to have been driving a vehicle later found on fire in northwestern BC, and near which a body was found on Friday.

Kam McLeod (Dease Lake RCMP)

Kam McLeod (Dease Lake RCMP)Dease Lake RCMP

Bryer Schmegelsky (Dease Lake RCMP)

Bryer Schmegelsky (Dease Lake RCMP)Dease Lake RCMP

The burning van was found south of the Stikine River Bridge on Highway 37, about 50 km south of Dease Lake. While investigating the vehicle, additional information led police to discover a body 2 kms away at a nearby highway pullout.

The investigation has since led to police identifying 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky from Port Alberni as the drivers of the vehicle.

They have not been heard from for the last few days.

In a statement, RCMP say Kam and Bryer were travelling through BC to visit Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory to look for work. They say it’s not clear why they returned to BC, or what their travel plans may be.

“Kam and Bryer have periodically connected with family and friends over the past week, and it is possible that they are now in area without cell coverage”, says Dawn Roberts of BC RCMP Communications.

“However, we have found their vehicle, and have not been able to locate either of them at this time. We are asking for Kam or Bryer to connect with police right away and let us know you are okay. Or, we ask that anyone who may have spoken to or seen them over the last few days to call police so we can get a better understanding as to where they might be or their plans.”

Kam McLeod is described as:

  • 6 foot 4
  • Approximately 169 pounds
  • Dark brown hair and facial hair
  • Brown eyes

Bryer Schmegelsky is described as:

  • 6 foot 4
  • Approximately 169 pounds
  • Sandy brown hair

The two were travelling in a red and grey Dodge pickup truck with a sleeping camper and BC License plate LW6433.  They were last seen travelling south from the Super A general store in Dease Lake at around 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Police also confirm that the deceased person located about 2 kms away from the vehicle fire is not Kam or Bryer, but is believed to be a male that investigators are working to identify. They say it’s unclear how the deceased male might be connected with the vehicle fire or the two missing men.

In the statement, RCMP say “there are growing community concerns about the ongoing homicide investigations in northern BC.”

A double homicide currently under investigation by RCMP involving a young Australian man and American woman occurred between July 14-15 on the Alaskan Highway, about 470 kilometres away from the Dease Lake incident.

The statement goes on to say that “investigators are sharing information and police would like to ensure awareness around both investigations. The RCMP would ask the public to continue to take any general safety precautions and remain vigilant at this time. We also remind travellers to share your plans with family and friends, establish check-in times and notify someone if your plans change.”

Anyone with any information about Kam and Bryer is asked to please call Dease Lake RCMP 250-771-4111, Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.

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