• American woman, Australian boyfriend murdered while traveling in Canada

    By: WSOC-TV

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    A Charlotte, North Carolina woman and her Australian boyfriend were murdered while they were traveling the world, officials said.

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    Chynna Deese, 24, and her boyfriend, Lucas Fowler, 23, were found shot and killed on a remote western Canadian highway Monday near their broken down van, WSOC-TV reported.

    Officials said they were exploring Canadian national parks and heading to Alaska.

    Police said this does not appear connected to any other crimes.

    Friday night, WSOC-TV interviewed Chynna's mother Sheila Deese, who said despite not knowing how her daughter died, she's comforted in knowing her daughter and Fowler were together until the end.

    "It is a love story, a southern girl goes out of the country, meets this Australian and they were just the same personality," Sheila Deese said.

    Canadian Police said they don't know if Deese and Fowler were targeted or if this was random.

    They said they are working with the FBI to find the couple's killer. 

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