CANADA (KFOR) -- The father of one of two Canadian teens wanted in the killings of a young American woman, her Australian boyfriend and a Canadian man said Wednesday that he doesn’t believe his son will survive the manhunt.
The comments came the same day authorities charged Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, with one count of second-degree murder in the death of Leonard “Len” Dyck of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Dyck’s body was found Friday, though authorities were unable to identify him and released a composite sketch of the man.
“As a result of the charges, Canada-wide warrants have been issued,” the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Department said in a news release. “… RCMP investigators across the country continue to share information with other law enforcement agencies as the suspects remain at large.”
There are concurrent investigations underway in Saskatchewan and Manitoba into reported sightings of the two teens, the news release said.
Authorities have been searching for McLeod and Schmegelsky since last week. Initially, the two were believed to be missing. Now, the RCMP say they are suspects in the shooting deaths of Dyck, as well as Chynna Noelle Deese, a 24-year-old American, and Lucas Robertson Fowler, her 23-year-old Australian boyfriend.
Go out in a ‘blaze of glory’
In an emotionally charged interview with CNN news partner CTV News, Alan Schmegelsky said his son has been dealing with mental anguish and plans to go out in “a blaze of glory.”
“A normal child doesn’t travel across the country, killing people. A child in some very serious pain does,” he said.
Schmegelsky described his son as an introvert, saying he played a lot of video games.
He said McLeod and his son were good friends, who hung out a lot together.
Both had jobs at Walmart, but said they weren’t making enough money and decided to go to Alberta to look for work, he said.
“I believed that’s what they were going to do, and I was absolutely flabbergasted to learn that two days later, and I found this out from the paper,” he said.
Schmegelsky said he believes the RCMP will “shoot first and ask questions later.”