There will be no CREATURE FEATURE this week. As some of you may have known, I’ve been filling in for my amazing colleague Leyland Cecco along with my usual work at Popular Science and elsewhere.
Over the past three weeks or so, I’ve been reporting on three murders and a manhunt across western Canada that drew a lot of international attention. Now, that saga has come to an end with the discovery of two bodies that are believed to be those of Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19. We’re still waiting on autopsy results for formal confirmation of their identities and to find out more about how they died.
Police think that the pair killed three people—Chynna Deese, 24, Lucas Fowler, 23, and Leonard “Len” Dyck, 64—before fleeing across the northern reaches of Canada’s prairie provinces in Dyck’s car.
I know this story isn’t the usual CREATURE FEATURE fare, but I wanted to share with you all why I’m taking the weekend off. My time at The Guardian is pretty much over and I need to take a second and reboot before getting into more usual (for me) work, like, for example, reading the new IPCC report.