Sudbury

'Misinformation' being spread about homicide suspects, Sudbury police say

Ontario Provincial Police say they continue to get tips about possible sightings of the two fugitives from British Columbia, but they say none have been confirmed.

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, wanted in connection with 3 B.C. homicides, haven’t been seen since July 22

Images of homicide suspects Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, recorded in northern Saskatchewan a few days after three people were found dead in British Columbia last month. (RCMP)

Ontario Provincial Police say they continue to get tips about possible sightings of the two fugitives from British Columbia, but they say none have been confirmed.

The cross-country search is continuing for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18. The two B.C. men are wanted in connection with three homicides. Their last confirmed sighting was in Gillam, Man., on July 22.

OPP acting Sgt. Shona Camirand says police continue to get tips from all over northeastern Ontario from people who think they've spotted the two. She says none have been confirmed.

"The OPP is continuing to investigate any tips that come in," she said. 

"So at this time no tip is closed, but we will thoroughly investigate everything that comes in. We have to take every tip seriously so we do investigate every one."

She says police encourage the public to phone them if they think they've spotted the pair.

"It wouldn't be fair to ask the public not to call in if they see something suspicious, because we really rely on the public's help for many things," she said. 

"We rely on the public's help for impaired driving and in a case like this we do rely on the public's assistance, as we can't be everywhere."

Camirand says if you think you see McLeod and Schmegelsky do not approach them. She says it's best to call police with as many details as possible to help in their investigation.

Greater Sudbury Police also confirm they have received reports of the suspects in the area but say none have been confirmed.

"We are aware of misinformation related to the murder suspects via social media and ask the public to refrain from spreading rumours," police posted on Twitter.

"Any confirmed sightings will be shared through GSPS social media sites. We urge the community to rely on the GSPS social media/website as their trusted source of info. Should any sighting be confirmed, we will issue a community notification immediately."

With files from Angela Gemmill

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