Highway killers made video confession
Two teenage suspects confessed to killing Australian tourist Lucas Fowler, his US girlfriend and a university lecturer in northern Canada in several videos before they shot themselves.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) say Kam McLeod, 18, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 19, expressed no remorse in the videos and did not explain their motives behind the killings that sparked a nationwide manhunt earlier this year, reports The Canadian Press.
Before their deaths, the men were charged with the murder of Leonard Dyck, a Canadian lecturer, and were also suspects in the deaths of American Chynna Deese and her Australian Lucas Fowler.
The RCMP released new details of its investigation today and it says police located a digital camera belonging to Mr Dyck where the bodies of the two suspects were found in northern Manitoba.
The camera contained three still images and six videos, and in one of the videos the two men say they plan to kill more people and expect to be dead in a week, before they state their plan to shoot themselves.
The RCMP said its behavioural experts believe the videos may inspire copycat killers and that releasing them would be seen as disrespectful to the victims and their families, so they aren't being made public at this time.
Mr Fowler, 23, from Sydney, and Ms Deese, 24, from North Carolina, fell in love after meeting in Croatia on a backpacking trip and were on a Canadian road trip.
The couple were found shot beside their broken down van in the far north of British Columbia in July.
McLeod and Schmegelsky were accused of murdering 64-year-old University of British Columbia botany lecturer Leonard Dyck four days later, stealing Mr Dyck's Toyota RAV4, setting their own Dodge pick-up truck on fire and sparking a nationwide manhunt.
The teenagers were found dead on August 7 in bushland more than 3000km east near the northern, desolate Manitoba town of Gillam.
The manhunt made headlines around the world, particularly in Canada where members of the public offered false sightings of the duo thousands of kilometres away in the eastern province of Ontario.
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