RCMP look to identify man in Dease Lake investigation

BC RCMP are looking for help identifying a man whose body was found near a burning truck south of Dease Lake last week.

Police released a composite sketch of the man on Monday afternoon in hopes of identifying him. He was found at a highway pullot on Highway 37 near the Stikine River.

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He is described as:

  • Between 5 foot 8 and 5 foot 10
  • Caucasian
  • Heavy build
  • 50 to 60 years old
  • Grey hair and grey bushy beard
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Source: BC RCMP

The man was found two kilometres south of a truck being driven by Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, both from Port Alberni, and who are considered missing. 

They were travelling to the Whitehorse to look for work, but it's unclear why they returned to B.C. They were travelling in a red and grey Dodge pickup truck with a sleeping camper, and were last seen travelling south from the Super A general store in Dease Lake at Thursday, July 18, around 3:15 p.m. It was found on fire on July 19.

Police say it’s unclear whether their disappearance is related to the body discovered near their truck. Police say the body does not belong to either of the men.

Anyone with any information about the identify of the deceased male, or the missing men, is asked to please call 1-877-543-4822 or 778-290-5291. 

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