Canada is currently under the spell of a mysterious plane crash: two of the four people on board that died were the two most wanted men in the country.
On Saturday, the debris of a Piper PA-28 Cherokee, a small plane with four occupants, was found near the Canadian village of Sioux Lookout, all of which were killed in the accident. It is not clear why the plane crashed: the weather conditions were calm at the time of the crash.
But it’s not the circumstances of the crash that are most stirring things up, but the identities of two passengers: Gene Lahrkamp and Duncan Bailey, two of the country’s most wanted men with ties to organized crime.
Lahrkamp is suspected of murdering Jimi Sandhu, an Indian immigrant who grew up in Canada and became a leader of a notorious gang until he was deported in 2016. He has since lived in Phuket, Thailand, where he was murdered in February. Lahrkamp had fled back to Canada shortly after the murder, where he was wanted. Bailey was then again wanted for shooting and attempted murder in Vancouver in 2020.
It is not clear where Lahrkamp and Bailey tried to flee to, but police have launched an investigation into the flight and possible connections between the passengers.
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