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OPP assigns investigative unit to look into reports of B.C. murder suspects in the North

Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod have not been seen since July 22, but dozens of unconfirmed reports from Northern Ontario communities claim pair is in Ontario
Murder suspects Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, are the subject of a nation-wide manhunt, wanted for the murders of three people in B.C. They have not been seen since July 22 in Manitoba. (Supplied)

While there hasn’t been a single credible sighting of B.C. murder suspects Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky in Ontario, dozens of unconfirmed reports from across the North put them in the province, such that the OPP has assigned an investigative unit to look into the claims.

Police say they’ve received dozens of reports from Kapuskasing, Iron Bridge, Cochrane and Sudbury, none of which bore fruit. 

GSPS said in a statement today that if a sighting of the pair in Sudbury is confirmed, police will notify the community immediately.

With “numerous reports” of suspicious vehicles and young men who bear a resemblance to McLeod and Schmegelsky, the OPP said today it has assigned an investigative unit to look into the sightings.

“The OPP continues to work with members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and has assigned an investigative team, under the direction of Detective Inspector Matt Watson, Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) to follow up on all tips received,” the provincial police said.

And despite the numerous reports, the OPP said it hasn’t been able to confirm any of the sightings.

“Members of the public should be vigilant of their personal safety at all time. These two suspects are considered dangerous. If observed, do not approach them and call police immediately.”
Possible sightings should contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call 911. 

“Do NOT report on social media as valuable time is lost should it be a confirmed sighting.”