The manhunt continues. Police in northern Manitoba say they were unable to verify a tip that two accused killers from B.C. were spotted in the community of York Landing. Chief Leroy Constant says York Landing is only accessible by air or a two-hour ferry crossing in the summer. The pair were reportedly spotted near the town’s dump on Sunday. Prior to that police were out in force in the town of Gillam, 90 kilometres northeast, after a confirmed sighting there. RCMP say that the region is filled with challenging terrain — lots of forest, swamp and waterways. A Canadian Air Force CC-130H Hercules aircraft equipped with high-tech thermal detection gear joined the search over the weekend.
The pair has encountered law enforcement since they went on the run. Last week the pair were also spotted in Split Lake, about 170 kilometres west of Gillam, where the two men fuelled up and where seen at a checkpoint with camping gear and maps. They were questioned by First Nation constables who did not know at that time the men were murder suspects.
After a thorough & exhaustive search, #rcmpmb has not been able to substantiate the tip in York Landing. RCMP resources will continue to be in the York Landing & Gillam areas.
We thank the community for their patience & understanding & ask them to continue to be vigilant.
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 29, 2019
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