American Woman ,Boyfriend found Dead in Canada
A young American woman and her Australian boyfriend had set out to explore British Columbia when they were found dead on a remote Canadian highway.
Chynna Noelle Deese, 24, and Lucas Robertson Fowler, 23, were found Monday 12 miles south of Liard Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada, Sgt. Janelle Shoihet of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a statement Friday.
Both deaths appear “suspicious,” but the investigation is still “in its very infancy,” Shoihet said.
Two adults, identified as Chynna Noelle Deese of the United States and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia, were found deceased on the Alaska Highway approximately 12.5 miles south of Liard Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada on Monday.
A 1986 blue Chevrolet van with Alberta plates was also found at the scene, she said.
Police are trying to determine if the couple were driving the vehicle and are asking for information from anyone who may have seen the van or driven by it.
Fowler had been living in British Columbia and Deese was visiting him as they explored the area, Shoihet said.
Chynna Deese’s mother, Sheila Deese, told CNN affiliate WSOC the two were going to travel in a van through Canada to visit all the national parks.
“They had mapped out their route,” she told the affiliate. “And to my understanding, the van broke down and that’s where tragedy happened.”
Not clear if killings were targeted
The double homicide occurred sometime between Sunday evening and early Monday morning, police said.