CHARLOTTE, N.C.- A Charlotte woman and her Australian boyfriend were murdered while they were traveling the world, officials said.
Chynna Deese, 24, and her boyfriend, Lucas Fowler, were found shot and killed on a remote western Canadian highway Monday near their broken-down van.
Officials said they were exploring Canadian national parks and heading to Alaska.
Police said this does not appear connected to any other crimes.
"At this point, we have nothing to indicate their deaths are linked to any other active investigations in that area of the province or that there is a heightened risk to public safety because of this," Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Janelle Shoit said.
Witnesses are coming forward saying they saw the couple and offered help with the broken-down van.
"It just blows my mind that on the same highway, there could be so good and yet so evil. I don't know," said witness Sandra Broughton.
Australian media is also reporting that a witness said she saw a bearded man arguing with the couple and is working with police to create a sketch of the man.
Canadian police said they don't know if Deese and Fowler were targeted or if this was random.
They said they are also working with the FBI to find the couple's killer.
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