Northern B.C. murders: RCMP end river search near Gillam, Man.

Mounties in Manitoba have ended their search of the Nelson River in the ongoing search for B.C. murder suspects Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.

A dive unit was called in over the weekend but surfaced empty-handed on Sunday after a damaged boat was found along the river banks. The underwater recovery team has completed its work and will not be conducting any additional dives, Manitoba RCMP said in a statement on Monday.

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A police roadblock has been put in place in the Sundance, Man., area for ongoing search efforts, RCMP said.

The abandoned aluminum boat was spotted on a river bank by a search helicopter on Friday, prompting the dive team to be called in.

Canada-wide warrants have been issued for McLeod, 19, and Schmegelsky, 18, who are charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of Leonard Dyck, who was found a few kilometres from the teens’ burned-out pickup truck on Highway 37 near Dease Lake July 19.

The Port Alberni childhood friends are also suspects in the killings of American Chynna Deese and Australian Lucas Fowler. Their bodies were found along the Alaska Highway on July 15 near a van they had been travelling in.

Charges have yet to be announced in that investigation.

They were last confirmed to have been seen on July 22 in Gillam, where they torched and abandoned the vehicle they were last seen driving.

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