Canada - Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese, and Leonard Dyck, all murdered, Alaska Hwy, BC, Jul 2019 #12

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  1. Strangeworld

    Strangeworld Well-Known Member

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    An Australian man and his American girlfriend have died in suspicious circumstances in Canada, sparking fears they may have been murdered.

    Lucas Fowler is reported to be the son of senior NSW police officer, Inspector Stephen Fowler. He was found dead alongside his girlfriend, North Carolina woman Chynna Deese, in British Columbia earlier this week sparking fears of foul play.

    Chynna’s sister Kennedy Deese wrote they pair were “homicide victims along a remote stretch of highway in Canada while on a road trip.”

    An older style blue mini-van the pair was believed to have been travelling was found at the scene.

    Canadian police are looking for anyone who saw the vehicle or offered assistance. They’re also appealing for anyone that travelled the stretch of highway around the time of the discovery to come forward, according to a RCMP media release.

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    The public has not seen pictures of KM & BS sitting in the Rav 4 however there was a incident in Cold Lake Alberta were a gentleman helped them get their vehicle unstuck, according to his account there was only 2 of them and there was the checkpoint stop in Split Lake that also suggested only 2 in the vehicle. Where do you think the 3rd person may have been hiding during these encounters?
    Should we dismiss these encounters because there are no pictures? JMO
     
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  4. dameagatha

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    There’s no third person. Completely made up.
     
  5. KR72

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    That's what I was wondering too. "9 km along the river" implies the items were scattered is what I'm thinking. Makes me think they were in the boat and it overturned.

    If the items were all in one location, then that's a different story.
     
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    Aug 7 2019
    As manhunt drags on, Chynna Deese’s family worries they might never get answers if suspects aren’t caught alive
    "The details shared by police aren't enough for Deese's family to begin to understand the reasons for her death, her brother Stetson Deese said on Tuesday. Yet, like the general public, it's all they've heard since Deese and Fowler were found shot to death on the side of the Alaska Highway on July 15.

    "I'd say the best word for it is confusing," said Stetson, 30, in a telephone interview from Charlotte, N.C. "These kids aren't going to turn themselves in and we're never really going to know why this happened."

    The uncertainty about the suspects' whereabouts and the possibility that they may never be found alive is weighing on the Deese family, many of whom have yet to return to work due to the trauma caused by her sudden death.

    "Everybody is having trouble accepting it. It's just one of the hardest things to accept," Stetson said. "She was perfectly healthy, she had what probably would have been her husband who she was travelling with."

    "Some information has reached Deese's family through an unexpected source — Canadians who are alerting them to new tips through private messages on social media.

    "It's comforting. It shows there's a lot of Canadians that really care," Stetson said. In the meantime, the family is eager for as much "inside information" they can get from the police, like updates on locations they searched every day".
     
  7. Jealoushe

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    I'm thinking 9km down the river
     
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    I hope they find the little punks. I don't know if the families will get any answers if they do, but they may find some peace knowing they aren't out there.
     
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    So many people truly care. I do sincerely hope the Deese, Fowler & Dyck families will be given some answers/explanations. I cannot imagine their grief and to top that off with no feasible answers, it will be difficult for them to ever begin to heal. :(
     
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    Reposting my condensed Timeline here on the newest thread--this one supercedes any previous version. Again, any mistakes are my own, let me know if any corrections are needed. My goal is to have a quick reference timeline rather than a comprehensive listing of all the data:

    TIMELINE as of 2019-08-07 7:40AM Pacific Time

    July 13/14--Last known contact of BS w/Carol Starkey, grandmother.

    July 14 11:30PM--C. Deese/L. Fowler seen alive, at van, AK Hwy/Hwy 97, 20km south of Liard Hot Springs BC

    July 15 6:45AM--Deese’s and Fowler’s bodies spotted behind van by trucker

    July 17—RCMP says Deese, Fowler deaths are suspicious

    July 18—RCMP announces Deese, Fowler as homicide victims

    July 18—BS/KM spotted 350km away, Jade City BC store, they stopped for free coffee

    July 18 3:15PM--BS/KM spotted traveling south from Super A General Store, Dease Lake BC

    July 19—BS/KM’s burning pickup, Hwy 37, 50km south of Dease Lake, 470km from Deese/Fowler

    July 19—Man’s body reported at highway pullout 2km from burning pickup truck

    July 19—BS/KM announced as missing by RCMP

    July 20—(? Speculative?) Alberta RCMP confirms BS/KM spotted at a Fairview AB gas station

    July 21--BS/KM in grey 2011 Toyota RAV4, get stuck in Cold Lake, AB. A local assists them.

    July 21—BS/KM recorded on security camera in store at Meadow Lake, SK

    July 22—BS/KM passed through alcohol checkpoint by band constables at Split Lake, MB

    July 22--BS/KM sighted by store clerk where they made $20 petrol purchase

    July 22 7:00PM—Burning RAV4 reported 40km northeast of Gillam, MB, 170km east of Split Lake, MB

    July 23—RCMP announce BS/KM suspects in 3 deaths, possibly driving 2011 RAV4. Manhunt begins

    July 24—RCMP ID body found July 19 near Dease Lake, BC, as that of Len Dyck

    July 24—RCMP confirm BS/KM connected with burnt RAV4. Gillam area manhunt continues.

    July 28—Alleged sighting, massive manhunt in York Landing, southwest of Gillam. No sign

    August 2--Damaged green rowboat spotted by helicopter on shore of Nelson Rive

    August 2—RCMP locates several personal items directly linked to BS/KM 9km from burnt RAV4

    August 4--RCMP divers search Nelson River 29m around location of boat, report no additional finds

    REFERENCES—those below, plus many others courtesy of the Websleuths community:

    RCMP not ruling out link between missing Alberni teens, body found near truck, double slaying
    (The above reference has some interesting points I have not seen elsewhere, including that BS’s father said he was closer to 125lbs, not 170lbs as reported by RCMP.)

    Timeline of events in the deaths of three people in northern B.C.

    Teens missing after burning truck and body found in Northern BC | News

    RCMP divers to begin searching river near Gillam after finding rowboat, search for B.C. fugitives continues

    https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5237174?__twitter_impression=true
     
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    People do, and everyone I talk to is so sorry that something so awful happened to them while visiting our country.
     
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    I don't think if the fugitives were caught and went to trial that it would explain anything. The pair would lie and deny involvement and the family would be no closer to an answer. There is never going to be a cut and dried "reason why".
     
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    Unless they confess. After this amount of time in the wild and deprivation, who knows where they are mentally.
    We need Jim Smyth, the OPP officer who interrogated Russell Williams, to talk to these two.
     
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    There's hardly any guarantee of that either.

    The family is hoping for only a perfect outcome where the two are found, confess, show deep insight into their behaviour, and are able to give them all the answers. That so rarely happens...or does this ever happen?

    I think the two are going to be declared missing and presumed dead, and while the RCMP may share share some information, as a open case they will not divulge everything. There are going to be a lot of hanging threads until maybe, some years later, bodies are found along the Nelson. The family will never know "why".
     
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    At least if the suspects are found/captured, it would provide some closure to what right now is a raw and gaping wound. It may never answer ALL of the questions, but it would be hugely preferable to all the speculating about motives and methods, the worry that the suspects may do further harm, and the need for some accountability for the senseless deaths of three beautiful people.
     
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    I agree, a trial would not explain anything other than potentially prove their guilt because there is simply no justifiable reason why three innocent people became victims of cold and heartless killers.

    All the actions of K&B to date indicate they have absolutely no remorse IMO. Running, hiding like cowards, avoiding facing up to their alleged involvement causes the victims’ families even more hurt and anguish.

    Worst case scenario, if the two did drown or face their fate in the bush but not enough evidence can be found to establish that as a certainty.
     
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  19. NJSleuth91

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    I think these theories about them being framed, etc. are coming about because of how young they look. Like even the guy who pushed them out of the mud said "I can't imagine those two killing anyone, they didn't even know how to give a proper handshake." It's really shocking to think that these two teenagers just out of high school could do this. But, the evidence indicates they did.

    It sounds like maybe they haven't been given much more information than we have on what evidence links the two to Lucas and Chynna's murders. JMO.

    They don't have to be caught or confess for answers to be found. Their online activity may potentially give a lot of answers for example.
     
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    Was any clothing found by RCMP?
     
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