A North Carolina woman and her Australian boyfriend were the victims of double homicide in BC, Canada.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed in a press conference, that the bodies of 24-year-old American, Chynna Deese and her 23 year-old Australian partner Lucas Fowler, were discovered deceased on the Alaska Highway 97, in British Columbia on Monday.
Australian media speculated the deaths could be attributed to a serial killer and the Highway of Tears investigation. RCMP reiterated they have no evidence to indicate the homicide is linked to any other investigation. Since 1970 between 18-50 women have dissapeared or been murdered on the infamous stretch of highway.
In a Facebook post shared on Thursday, Deese’s sister, Kennedy announed said their family is “heartbroken” by the deaths.
The pair was found dead on the side of highway on July 15. Their bodies were located around 20km south of Liard Hot Springs. The Royal Canadian Mountain Police (RCMP) is seeking the help of the public and asking for anyone that may have dashcam footage or was in the area to contact them.
Police are looking for anyone who saw a blue minvan with Alberta plates to come forward.
A witness claims she stopped to speak with the couple by the side of their broken down blue minivan on Sunday.
Lucas Fowler is reported to be the son of senior New South Wales, (NSW) Australia police officer, Inspector Stephen Fowler. Two NSW police officers have been sent overseas to help with the investigation and support family members.
In a heartbreaking statement shared Friday, the Fowler family confirmed they lost Lucas in ‘the most terrible circumstances’.
The couple loved to travel and was currently on a road trip when the incident took place. The investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 250 774-2700 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477.