Dad Of Teen Sought In 3 Canada Murders Says Son Aims To Go Out In A 'Blaze Of Glory'
Bryer Schmegelsky, 18; and Kam Mcleod, 19; remain at large; Bryer's dad says he's on a “suicide mission.”
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA — The father of one of the two teenagers who are wanted for three slayings in Canada has reportedly stated his son is “on a suicide mission” and plans to “go out in a blaze of glory.”
Canadian authorities say Bryer Schmegelsky, 18; and Kam Mcleod, 19; are suspected in the shooting deaths of Chynna Deese, 24; of North Carolina, and Lucas Fowler, her 23-year-old boyfriend from Australia.
In addition, police have reportedly charged Schmegelsky and McLeod with one count of second-degree murder in the death of Leonard “Len” Dyck, 64, of Vancouver. Dyck’s body was reportedly found less than one mile away from their burning truck.
Initially, police had treated the disappearance of Schmegelsky and Mcleod as a missing persons case. Now warrants are out for their arrest.
Talking to CTV News, Alan Schmegelsky, Bryer’s father, said he’s convinced the police manhunt will end in his son’s death. He said that’s because Bryer is “on a suicide mission” and that the two teens are planning to “go out in a blaze of glory.”
Through tears, Alan told a reporter, “A normal child doesn't travel across the country killing people. A child in some very serious pain does…. He's on a suicide mission. He wants his pain to end. Basically, he's going to be dead today or tomorrow. I know that. Rest in peace, Bryer. I love you. I'm so sorry all this had to happen.”
As for how the chase might conclude, Alan predicts, “They're going to go out in a blaze of glory. Trust me on this. That's what they're going to do.”
Alan said Bryer and Kam have been friends since grade school. He added that his son had a difficult childhood, saying, “He hasn't been nurtured. He doesn't have a driver's license. He never learned to ride a bike. He craved love and affection. His influences haven't been good. His influences have been YouTube and video games.”
As for what led to the road trip, Alan said the teens didn’t like their jobs at Walmart, and said they were taking off to find better work. Alan also noted that Bryer had purchased a black suit with his last Walmart paycheck, and said, “Now I realize it’s his funeral suit.”
Bryer Schmegelsky is described as standing six foot four and weighing about 169 pounds, with sandy brown hair. McLeod is also described as six foot four and weighting about 169 pounds, but he has brown eyes, dark brown hair, and facial hair.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Janelle Shoihet has asked the public for help, but she advised extreme caution, saying, “If you spot Bryer or Kam, consider them dangerous. Do not approach. Take no action and call immediately 911.”