The young man and woman, sitting in lawn chairs on the grassy verge between road and forest, were friendly and seemed happy.
The Broughtons got back in their auto and drove home.
Police discovered their bodies 20 km south of the Liard Hot Springs along the Alaska Highway on Monday morning.
The couple that was so full of life - and with an insatiable desire to travel the world - had been shot dead.
It was about 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, and the Broughtons were headed south, returning home to Fort Nelson after a week of camping in the Yukon. They didn't need help, so the Broughtons carried on.
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Police say they found the bodies close to a blue minivan with Alberta licence plates and are seeking information from anyone who may have seen the vehicle. "We saw no other people around, no animals".
NSW Police this week sent homicide detectives to Canada after Lucas Fowler, the son of a senior officer, was found dead in British Columbia.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police have confirmed that Chynna Deese, of Charlotte, N.C., and Lucas Fowler of New South Wales, Australia were killed along the Alaska Highway in northern British Columbia, CBC News reported Friday.
Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said no further information could be released and she could not confirm how the couple died.
The Royal Canadian Mountain Police said both deaths seemed suspicious.
"At this point, we have nothing to indicate that their deaths are linked to any other active and ongoing investigations in the area, or if there is a heightened risk to public safety", Sgt Shoihet said.
Fowler was the son of New South Wales Police Chief Inspector Stephen Fowler.
The family will travel to Canada to bring their son's body home. In addition to working with the Police Liaison Officer for Australia to notify Lucas' family, investigators have been working with our partners at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States, who assisted us in notifying Chynna's family.
The statement continues: "To know his lovely girlfriend, Chynna Deese of Charlotte, N.C., also lost her life in this violent event is too cruel".
NSW Homicide detectives are already in Canada and met with the Fowler family to assist them in the USA but the RCMP will conduct the investigation. "I am forever indebted to her for being such an fantastic life companion and giving me SO many reasons to smile". "Chynna and Lucas' lives were abruptly taken from a random act of violence while starting their road trip through Canada", he wrote. "She is so deeply woven as a piece of my childhood and everyday life".