As Fowler's father is an active member of the New South Wales Police force in Australia, a number of investigators are accompanying his family to Canada, though they will not be joining the RCMP's investigation.
The van was parked on the shoulder of the Alaska Highway, hood propped open, prompting mechanic Curtis Broughton to stop and ask the travellers if they needed help.
Shoihet was speaking about the double homicide of Chynna Noelle Deese of the United States, and the man has been identified as Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia, after their bodies were found on Highway 97 earlier this week.
Lucas Fowler and girlfriend Chynna Deese.
It appears that the RCMP aren't the only ones to find two pink ears, a black nose, blush and whiskers appear at a bad time.
Family are travelling with police to Canada to help with the investigation and bring Fowler's body back to Australia, the Herald reported.
Mr Fowler, 23, the son of senior New South Wales policeman Stephen Fowler, and Chynna Deese, 24, were found dead on Monday on the side of the Alaska Highway in British Colombia.
Authorities are still working to determine whether or not the young couple was driving the blue van found at the scene and are asking for information from anyone who may have possibly encountered the van or had seen the couple inside of it.
"We take every single file that comes into us and we work it as vigorously regardless of who [the victims] are", she said, adding that Mounties would investigate intensely even if Mr. Fowler wasn't a police officer's son.
"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", police said in a statement to the Herald.
"To lose someone so young and vibrant, who was traveling the world and just enjoying life to the full, is devastating", the Fowler family said in a statement posted on an Australian police website. "They were exploring attractive British Columbia", Sgt. Shoihet said.
Chynna Deese's mother, Sheila Deese, told WSOC the two were going to travel in a van through Canada to visit all the national parks.
Earlier, Canadian police sergeant Janelle Shoihet said there was no evidence that a serial killer was responsible. "I am forever indebted to her for being such an unbelievable life companion and giving me SO many reasons to smile".
The pair was found deceased on Highway 97 on Monday, July 15.
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Hours later they would be dead, their bodies lying near their conked out blue 1986 van.