Man's sketch released in Alaska Highway murder investigation

The rear window of the couple’s van was smashed

The footage comes as Lucas' father, NSW Police senior officer Stephen Fowler, shared a touching statement about his beloved son and his girlfriend shortly after arriving in Canada following the shocking news of their deaths.

The RCMP raised fears the couple may be victims of a murderous crime spree in northern BC by declaring it was possible the killings are linked to the discovery on Friday of another dead man, two missing teenagers and a torched Dodge pickup truck.

They say 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky are from the Vancouver Island community of Port Alberni and have not been in contact with their families.

Police said they were still working to identify the male body that was found nearby the burnt- out vehicle, determine the cause of death and whether there was any connection with the two missing men.

The man may be associated with an older model Jeep Cherokee with a black stripe on its hood which was believed to be travelling southbound.

Fowler's family travelled from Australia to attend the RCMP press conference, with his father Stephen Fowler telling reporters, "We are just distraught". "(British Columbia), so we recognize the possibility that these could be linked", Janelle Shoihet, public relations officer for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), said at a press conference.

Four days after Fowler and Deese were found dead, emergency services went to a vehicle fire 50 km south of Dease Lake.

A total of five people have so far been declared missing or murdered in Northern British Columbia, but police said they do not know if the cases are connected.

"Along that tour he met Chynna and they became an inseparable pair". "There was a van broken down on the side of the road and we pulled over to see if they needed help", said Broughton, according to Global News.

23-year-old Lucas Fowler and 24-year-old Chynna Deese are now confirmed to have been shot while exploring the Alaska Highway in a 1986 blue Chevrolet van.

The man is described as Caucasian with darker skin, dark hair, and shorter than 6 ft 3 in, which is Fowler's height. "It's a love story that ended tragically".

During that investigation, the body of a man who was neither McLeod nor Schmegelsky was found two kilometres down the road, the RCMP said.

"We were overjoyed for Lucas".

Police are asking people to take "general safety precautions" and remain vigilant.

Lucas had come to Canada and planned "a trip in a van" with Chynna.

"We were absolutely not allowed to touch the remains at all as that would have interfered with the forensic examinations, that's why they had to be put into the caskets". What happened after that, time will tell I guess.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northern Rockies RCMP at 250-774-2700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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