Canadian police find bodies of missing teenage fugitives

Canadian police have found the bodies of two fugitives suspected of three murders, including an Australian man.

Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, were found dead near the town of Gillam, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a statement.

"At 10am this morning, Manitoba RCMP officers located the bodies of two males, believed to be the BC suspects, near the shoreline of the Nelson River (approx 8km from the burnt vehicle)."

The teenagers were accused of beginning a killing spree on July 14 in the western Canadian province of British Columbia when they shot dead Australian tourist Lucas Fowler, 23, and his US girlfriend Chynna Deese, 23.

Five days later and 467km away near Dease Lake, BC, authorities believe McLeod and Schmegelsky encountered and murdered University of British Columbia botanist Leonard Dyck.