GILLAM, M.B. – RCMP in Manitoba will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. central time to outline the reduced search for two homicide suspects from B.C.
According to reporters in Gillam, the RCMP will outline the reduction of search efforts in Northern Manitoba. Other reports suggest military aircraft have already left the area and the RCMP are now back to using RCMP aircraft.
Police on the ground in Gillam have just confirmed that Canadian Armed Forces have pulled out of the search for Kam Mcleod and Bryer Schmegelsky. They’re now relying on their own plane and private choppers to do more ‘strategic’ flyovers in the area.@9NewsAUS
— Alexis Daish (@LexiDaish) July 31, 2019
The search near Gillam has been underway since July 22, 2019, and to date has not produced any sightings of Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod.
The RCMP say they have checked over 500 homes in the Gillam and Fox Lake Cree Nation. Investigators have now received over 260 tips in the past seven days. None have established that the suspects are outside of the Gillam area.
The RCMP are calling a presser in Winnipeg at 1 p.m. CT to give an update on the manhunt for the B.C. homicide suspects. #cbcmb
— Austin Grabish (@AustinGrabish) July 31, 2019
Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod have been charged in connection with the death of Leonard Dyck near Dease Lake and are suspected of also killing Lucas Folwer and Chynna Deese. The RCMP have not released details about when the pair will be officially charged in the deaths near the Liard Hot Springs of Folwer and Deese.