Australian found dead in Canada identified as NSW police officer's son

Australian found dead in Canada identified as NSW police officer's son

The man, who has not been identified, was found dead on the Alaska Highway in the northern part of British Columbia on Monday about 7am (local time), according to Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said no further information could be released and she could not confirm how the couple died.

Deese recently graduated from Appalachian State University and Fowler was the son of a New South Wales Police inspector, News.com.au reported. Stephen Fowler issued a statement, which is posted on the New South Wales Police Force site, expressing their devastation over the loss of Fowler and Deese, who were travelling the world.

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".

"All our love and best wishes go to Chynna's family and friends", they said.

An Australian man's devastated family is travelling to Canada to bring him home after he and his girlfriend were found dead in suspicious circumstances. They were bright and handsome souls.

In release on Thursday, Northern Rockies RCMP reported two suspicious deaths along the Alaska Highway, 20 kilometres south of the popular Liard Hot Springs in B.C. Their bodies were discovered around 7:20 a.m. PT on July 15.

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

They are especially keen to speak to anyone who may have recorded a dashcam video while driving through the area, or anyone who may have "rendered assistance".

"Our thoughts are with them at this hard time".

"The investigation into this incident is being led by the Canadian authorities and as such, they will be the appropriate source for information as it comes to hand", the police statement said. Officials couldn't immediately say whether public safety is a concern. "Yes, he contacted the RCMP and let them know that we see and talked to them after we left the hot springs".

"Due to our privacy obligations we will not provide further comment", the spokesperson said.

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