The teen fugitives believed responsible for a killing spree across Canada that saw three slain before the wanted young men were found dead may have shared their motives in a video on one of their mobile phones.
Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, left a “last will and testament” video message before taking their own lives in the remote woodlands in northern Manitoba, a family member of one of the suspects told the Toronto Star.
The two teenagers reportedly said goodbye and gave instructions on what to do with their remains in the approximately 30 seconds of footage investigators shared with loved ones by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The RCMP were believed to be in possession of the full video recording, which was longer than what was shared with the suspects’ relatives.
The video could be the key to explaining what led McLeod and Schmegelsky to brutally murder North Carolina native Chynna Deese and her boyfriend, Australian Lucas Fowler, who were found shot to death on the side of a British Columbia highway July 15. McLeod and Schmegelsky are believed to have then killed 64-year-old Leonard Dyck on the side of another highway in the area four days later.
McLeod and Schmegelsky, who had grown up together and weeks before the killing spree were working at a Walmart, traveled across the country in Dyck’s vehicle to Gillam. There, a massive search was launched that ended in the discovery of their bodies Aug. 7.
Autopsies indicated the pair took their own lives, officials said Aug. 12.
Two guns found with the bodies were undergoing forensic analysis to determine if they were used in the killings.