American and Australian tourists killed in Canada

Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese

Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese

The brother of the American woman who was killed while on a road trip in Canada is calling her death a "nightmare".

"She was really adventurous, really outgoing", Stetson said.

Mounties say in a release they acknowledge growing concerns after a body was found Friday near the community of Dease Lake and the discovery four days earlier of the bodies of a man and woman on the side of the Alaska Highway, about 470 kilometres away.

THE bodies of slain Aussie backpacker Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese are now in Vancouver being examined by forensic experts for any clues to identify their killer.

At a press conference on Monday, police provided further details on the case.

At a press conference on Monday, investigators released a sketch of a man found dead on Friday near the camper of Kam McLeod and Bryer Shmegelsky.

A blue 1986 Chevrolet van bearing Alberta licence plates is seen in an undated photo provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) at the site of a double homicide where Chynna Noelle Deese, 24, of the United States and Lucas Robertson Fowler, 23 of Australia were found dead near Liard Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada. It took three days for the bodies to be identified as those of Fowler, son of a chief inspector with the New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF), and Deese.

Canadian police are investigating the murder of two young travellers who were killed in northern British Columbia. He met a attractive young lady and they teamed up.

One of Deese's relatives yesterday paid a pictorial tribute to the travel-loving blonde, posting images of her from around the world, including the Grand Canyon and what appeared to be the Yosemite National Park in California.

"It's the worst ever love story because we now have two young people who had everything ahead of them tragically murdered", he said.

The pair met at a hostel in Croatia in 2017, and had travelled the field collectively since. He said the family believes they must have had engine trouble in their van.

A statement posted on Facebook by Deese's sister, Kennedy, said the North Carolina family was "in shock and heartbroken".

What happened after that, "time will tell, I guess".

Members of the NSWPF are accompanying the Fowler family to Canada. "It was like two butterflies that found each other, and they were going to be forever". "There's nothing about those two people that would have brought (their killings) on", her brother said.

"Along that tour he met Chynna and they became an inseparable".

"We just know more about both incidents", said Corporal Manseau, explaining the alarming change.

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