Police release cold details of the gruesome murder of the "Australian" man in Canada

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A third body was discovered near where the Australian man Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend were murdered in British Colombia.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police revealed the information today saying that it is not clear whether the two scenes are related.

The officers were called to a truck fire south of the Stikine River Bridge on Highway 37 when a passing motorist told them that they had just seen what they believed to be a body at a nearby highway retreat.

Attending officers have identified the body of a deceased man and a separate investigation has now begun.

New chilling details have been released regarding the gruesome murder of Fowler and Chynna Deese, 24, after being found dead on the side of a Canadian highway Monday.

The couple was driving on a cattle ranch in British Columbia, in the west of the country, when their car broke down on the side of the Alaska Highway.

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Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese (in the center) are depicted with Signora Deese's mother (right) and her brother (left). The couple was traveling by road across Canada when their bodies were found on Monday

Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese (in the center) are depicted with Signora Deese's mother (right) and her brother (left). The couple was traveling by road across Canada when their bodies were found on Monday

It is said that the couple was hit and the Canadian police started an investigation into the alleged murders

It is said that the couple was hit and the Canadian police started an investigation into the alleged murders

The bodies were found about 20 km south of Liard Hot Springs, and an old blue minivan was found at the scene

The bodies were found about 20 km south of Liard Hot Springs, and an old blue minivan was found at the scene

Their bodies were found on the side of the road on Monday where there had been a series of deaths in the same area in recent years.

Last Friday it was suggested that a serial killer could be responsible, but the police denied these claims on Saturday, revealing that the bloody murders were "unique".

In a press conference, Mark Jones, Assistant Commissioner, confirmed that the couple was killed in "horrible circumstances".

The injuries inflicted on the couple were so "brutal" that the harrowing brother of Mrs. Deese, the British Deese, said that an open coffin would not be authorized at her funeral.

Mr Fowler's father, Stephen, chief inspector of the Northwest Hills district, in Sydney, and his mother are traveling to Canada "to be with our boy and take him home."

"Losing someone so young and lively, who was traveling the world and enjoying life to the full, is devastating," the Fowlers said in a statement.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is leading the killer hunt.

Northern Rockies Police Sergeant Janelle Shoihet said the police were called to the area of ​​the Alaska Highway at 7:00 am local time.

The bodies were found about 20 km south of Liard Hot Springs, and an old blue minivan was found at the scene.

Local police have appealed to anyone who saw the couple's dark blue van to contact them.

The bodies were found about 20 km south of Liard Hot Springs, and an old blue minivan was found at the scene (pictured)

The bodies were found about 20 km south of Liard Hot Springs, and an old blue minivan was found at the scene (pictured)

Sergeant Janelle Shoihet of the North Rock District police (pictured) said the police were called to the area of ​​the Alaska Highway at 7 am local time

Sergeant Janelle Shoihet of the North Rock District police (pictured) said the police were called to the area of ​​the Alaska Highway at 7 am local time

"We are particularly interested in talking to anyone who can have dashcam video," said Sergeant Shoihet.

"At this point we have nothing to indicate that their deaths are related to other deaths."

Police added that a vehicle, an old blue minivan with Alberta plates, was found at the scene and the police would like to talk to anyone who may have seen the vehicle or assisted. "

They ask all those who have traveled the stretch of highway between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning before 8 to make contact, while the locals said they saw the couple shot down by the roadside.

The last people to talk to Mr. Fowler and Mrs. Deese seem to be Sandra and Curtis Broughton, a Canadian couple who said they were passing, they saw the blue truck knocked down and stopped to help.

"We saw the blue van collapse during our journey home on Sunday and stopped and asked if they needed help," Ms Broughton wrote on Facebook.

"I can't believe this young couple died now. This makes my heart so sad."

Spouses Broughton stopped to help the couple with their van around 3.30pm on Sunday.

"We were going south to fort Nelson's home, we were coming home," Mrs. Broughton told the Daily Mail Australia.

They saw that the van had been pulled up with the hood up, but the young couple was sitting on the grass nearby having a picnic.

"An engine problem, the engine was flooded, the single cylinder was not working. He was pretty sure it would be all right," he said.

Ms Broughton said they didn't look distressed or in danger, despite having a flooded engine.

"We saw if they needed our help and he didn't say, he was fine," he said.

The couple looked pleasant and happy, and told Mrs. Broughton that they were heading north, more than three hours from a big city.

Fort Nelson is an area where everything is wild. There are more trees around people, "he said.

"It is such a peaceful corner of the world here. In this time of year there are many travelers who make the dream of the Alaska Highway".

"They looked like a beautiful couple, a young couple in love."

The last people to talk to Mr. Fowler and Mrs. Deese seem to be Sandra and Curtis Broughton (pictured), a Canadian couple who said they were passing, they saw the blue truck knocked down and stopped to help

The last people to talk to Mr. Fowler and Mrs. Deese seem to be Sandra and Curtis Broughton (pictured), a Canadian couple who said they were passing, they saw the blue truck knocked down and stopped to help

They saw that the van had been pulled up with the bonnet raised, but the young couple was sitting on the grass nearby having a picnic

They saw that the van had been pulled up with the bonnet raised, but the young couple was sitting on the grass nearby having a picnic

NSW Police Commissioner Mark Jones spoke to the media outside the Sutherland Police Station in Sydney on Saturday and thanked colleagues in the Australian Federal Police and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for their work.

"A special thanks to Qantas for the very short work done to help the family move to Canada for what will clearly be an incredibly sad and distressing part of their lives," he said.

Deputy Commissioner Jones said that Mr. Fowler's father, Stephen, and the entire family are devastated.

"Compared to Stephen, I will not say much beyond the fact that he is an exceptional policeman, a police command," he said.

"I had the chance to talk to him yesterday and he and the whole family are devastated by what happened and our heartfelt condolences go to Stephen, his family and, of course, the family of the young victim from the United States."

NSW Police Commissioner Mark Jones spoke to the media outside the Sutherland Police Station in Sydney on Saturday

NSW Police Commissioner Mark Jones spoke to the media outside the Sutherland Police Station in Sydney on Saturday

Ms. Deese's brother told the Charlotte Observer newspaper that her family believed that there might have been "some kind of conflict on the road".

It seems that the theft was the reason why the identification of the couple disappeared.

Deese said investigators found his sister's passport hidden in the van.

In a harrowing Facebook post, he said he knew something was wrong when his sister didn't respond to his lyrics.

He said that the day he found out she was murdered was "the most chaotic day of my life" and spent hours on the phone with the US embassy and investigators.

& # 39; 24 hours ago I found out why my little sister didn't answer me, & # 39; wrote on Friday.

"The lives of Chynna and Lucas were abruptly removed by an act of random violence during their journey across Canada."

The woman from North Carolina was a recent graduate from the Appalachian State University who holds a degree in psychology and commerce.

Ms. Deese's British brother said he had endured the "most chaotic day" of his life in the wake of the tragedy

Ms. Deese's British brother said he had endured the "most chaotic day" of his life in the wake of the tragedy

The brother (right) of Mrs. Deese, British (left), recalled the moment when he was informed that the couple had a violent end

Mrs. Deese's British brother (pictured on the left in both photos with her sister) recalled the moment when he was informed that the couple had a violent end. "The lives of Chynna and Lucas were abruptly removed by an act of casual violence during their journey across Canada," he wrote on Facebook

Lucas Fowler (left) and girlfriend Chynna Deese (right) from Charlotte, North Carolina, traveled when they were killed. Ms. Deese was visiting her boyfriend on a cable farm before they traveled to the upper half of the globe

Lucas Fowler (left) and girlfriend Chynna Deese (right) from Charlotte, North Carolina, traveled when they were killed. Ms. Deese was visiting her boyfriend on a cable farm before they traveled to the upper half of the globe

The couple met in a hostel in Croatia two years ago.

Ms. Deese's brother explained that her sister went to Canada to visit Mr. Fowler for the "branding of the cows" on a ranch where he worked.

They therefore had to travel to the upper half of the globe.

"It is so deeply woven as a piece of my childhood and everyday life," he continued.

"I am forever indebted to you for being such a wonderful life companion and giving me so many reasons to smile.

"Life throws curved balls and you've made everyone easier to handle. This is a curve I didn't expect. Losing will hurt you a lot. & # 39;

Mr. Deese told DailyMail.com that his family was not worried about the traveling couple because they had meticulously planned their trip.

"They had traveled together Europe and Asia … they were always sensitive and cautious," he said.

He added that his parents were "shocked" by sudden and violent deaths and were in contact with the Canadian police.

The couple was walking along a 720 km long stretch of road known as "The road of tears" when they disappeared.

Their Australian bodies Lucas Fowler and his girlfriend Chynna Deese (pictured) were found on the side of the road on Monday

Their Australian bodies Lucas Fowler and his girlfriend Chynna Deese (pictured) were found on the side of the road on Monday

Mr Fowler, from the Sydney Hills district, was identified as the son of NSW Chief Inspector Stephen Fowler

Mr Fowler, from the Sydney Hills district, was identified as the son of NSW Chief Inspector Stephen Fowler

The wounds inflicted were so "brutal", the harrowing brother of Mrs. Deese, said the British Deese, the family was told that an open coffin would not be allowed to his funeral

The wounds inflicted were so "brutal", the harrowing brother of Mrs. Deese, said the British Deese, the family was told that an open coffin would not be allowed to his funeral

Between 18 and 50, women disappeared or were killed on the highway in the 1970s.

But Ms. Deese's father, Dwayne, told Observer that he does not believe he is a serial killer.

"I think of someone who was found guilty of violent crimes before, someone with drugs," he said.

"What worries us is that that person is still free and has an advantage."

& # 39; This will happen again. There must be some sort of warning system for tourists. "

In a moving statement on Friday evening, the Fowler family confirmed that they had lost Lucas in "the most terrible circumstances".

& # 39; To get to know his beautiful girlfriend, Chynna Deese of Charlotte, even North Carolina lost his life in this violent event is too cruel. & # 39;

In a heartbreaking statement on Friday night, the Fowler family confirmed that they had lost Lucas (just with Mrs. Deese) in the "most terrible circumstances". Now they are traveling to Canada "to be with our boy and take him home"

In a heartbreaking statement on Friday night, the Fowler family confirmed that they had lost Lucas (just with Mrs. Deese) in the "most terrible circumstances". Now they are traveling to Canada "to be with our boy and take him home"

Ms. Deese's sister, Kennedy, said the family has a "broken heart".

"It is with the overwhelming sadness that I share my sister Chynna and her beloved boyfriend Lucas who were recently found dead, victims of homicide along a remote stretch of highway in Canada during a trip," he wrote on Facebook.

& # 39; No further information is available at this time, please do not ask.

"They were shining and beautiful souls. We are all still shocked and broken."

The former sisterhood of Ms. Deese Zeta Tau Alpha at the Appalachian State University said she was honored to call her a "sister".

"It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our sister, Chynna Deese, who recently passed," they wrote on Facebook.

"He was such a kind and adventurous soul and we were honored to call her our sister.

"Our hearts are with Chynna's family at this difficult time, and we are so grateful to everyone for the support and kindness we have already received."

On Ms Deese's couchsurfing page, the 24-year-old wrote that her "current mission" is "to travel the world and try to meet new people and experiment with new places from a local point of view".

Signora Deese, who was learning Spanish and had studied enology in France, described herself as "accommodating" and "open minded with a positive attitude".

FOWLER FAMILY STATEMENT

To our dear family and my friends,

We have lost our dear Lucas Fowler, son, brother, nephew and friend in the most terrible circumstances.

Losing someone so young and lively, who was traveling the world and fully enjoying life, is devastating.

To get to know his beautiful girlfriend, Chynna Deese of Charlotte, even North Carolina lost her life in this violent event is too cruel.

All our love and best wishes go to Chynna's family and friends.

Now we are all traveling to Canada to be with our boy and take him home.

Our deepest thanks for all your love and care.

At this point we can only move forward one minute at a time, and those minutes are moving so slowly.

Please share this post with all those who may have traveled all over the world with these beautiful young people.

& # 39; Losing someone so young and lively, who was traveling the world and enjoying life to the full, is devastating, said the Fowler family to their son (pictured) in a statement

& # 39; Losing someone so young and lively, who was traveling the world and enjoying life to the full, is devastating, said the Fowler family to their son (pictured) in a statement

Ms. Deese (pictured right with her brothers) was a recent graduate from Appalachian State University who holds a degree in psychology and commerce

Ms. Deese (pictured right with her brothers) was a recent graduate from Appalachian State University who holds a degree in psychology and commerce

In a statement, NSW police said they were providing support to the victim's father.

"The NSW police have been warned of the death of a man and a woman in Canada," the statement said.

& # 39; The man is the son of a serving senior officer and as such we are providing support to him and his family. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time. "

NSW police forces sent two government crime homicide detective teams to maintain contact and provide adequate support to family members.

"The investigation of this incident is led by the Canadian authorities and, as such, it will be the information on the appropriate source when it comes within reach."

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed that they are providing consular assistance to the family of man.

"The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides consular assistance, in accordance with the Charter of Consular Services, to the family of an Australian man who died in Canada," a spokesman said in a statement.

"Due to our privacy obligations, we will not provide further comments."

Ms. Deese's sister, Kennedy, said the family has a "broken heart" in a Facebook update

Ms. Deese's sister, Kennedy, said the family has a "broken heart" in a Facebook update

On Ms Deese's couchsurfing page, the 24-year-old wrote that her "current mission" is "to travel the world and try to meet new people and experiment with new places from a local point of view"

On Ms Deese's couchsurfing page, the 24-year-old wrote that her "current mission" is "to travel the world and try to meet new people and experiment with new places from a local point of view"

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