MANHUNT: Two Dead Bodies Recovered

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(CANADA) – RCMP Media Release is below.

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Over the last two weeks, our officers have worked tirelessly to find the suspects wanted in connection to the homicides in British Columbia.

While there were no confirmed sightings since July 22nd, our officers never gave up in their search efforts – following-up on every lead, considering all options, and using every available resource.

Our officers knew that we just needed to find that one piece of evidence that could move this search forward.

On Friday, August 2nd, that one critical piece of evidence was found – items directly linked to the suspects were located on the shoreline of the Nelson River.

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Following this discovery, we were, at last, able to narrow down the search.

We immediately sent in specialized RCMP teams to begin searching nearby high-probability areas.

This morning, at approximately 10:00 am, RCMP officers located two male bodies, in the dense brush, within 1 kilometer from where the items were found. This is approximately 8 km from where the burnt vehicle was located.

At this time, we are confident that these are the bodies of the two suspects wanted in connection with the homicides in British Columbia. An autopsy is being scheduled in Winnipeg to confirm their identities and to determine their cause of death.

To the families of everyone affected by the series of events over the last few weeks, I know it has been so very difficult and I hope today’s announcement can begin to bring some closure.

I want to thank the communities and the leadership of Gillam, Fox Lake Cree Nation, Ilford War Lake First Nation and York Landing.

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Your lives have been disrupted, many of you lived with uncertainty and fear, but throughout, you were resilient, you came together as communities and you helped our officers get the job done.

To the officers involved in the search efforts; I commend you for your determination, for your innovation, for never giving up, and for working night and day to bring this search to a conclusion.

This was a search that could not have been successfully achieved without the help from our partners at the Canadian Armed Forces, from RCMP employees who came in from across the country and from multiple private partners.

Above all however, it was a search that could only be successful if we had strong public engagement and support.

Thank you to all Canadians for remaining vigilant, for calling us with information and most importantly, for being our partners.

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One Reply to “MANHUNT: Two Dead Bodies Recovered”

  1. It is a shame that such a terrible ending has come of this. These two teens committed a horrendous crime and in doing so they made their own paths in life. Two young boys with so much life ahead of them and so much to live for. They were just beginning their lives and to have it end so terribly is tragic. I feel for their parents because no parent wants to believe that their child is capable of such wrongdoing in life. You always hope for the best for them but it does not always go the way that the parents want. No one will ever know what these two boys were thinking when they did these crimes taking 3 humane lives for no apparent reason and no one will ever know the reasoning for it. There has been closure now for all families involved but there will never be closure for the parents of the two boys not knowing what possessed their boys to do such a horrible thing. May they be forgiven for what they have done by our Father and may the both R.I.P. Not knowing what they died from I would likely guess it was element exposure and probably lack of food and water but that is just a guess.
    A big thank you must be given to all the law enforcement agencies and the armed forces for not giving up on the search and for finding the boys even though they were deceased. God Bless you all for all the man hours that you put into this search. Many people in many small places will now sleep much better free from worrying about any danger coming to them or their loved one.

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