Rhonda Blackmore, The Commanding Officer of the Saskatchewan RCMP, confirmed one of the two suspects sought for the mass stabbings in the province, 31-year-old Damien Sanderson, was found deceased. Sanderson was found on the James Smith Cree Nation.
"At 11:30 a.m. a deceased male was found on the James Smith Cree Nation. At 1:17 p.m. today it was confirmed by Saskatchewan RCMP Forensic Investigation Section that the deceased is Damien Sanderson. His body was located outdoors in a heavily grassed area in proximity to a house that was being examined."
Blackmore said that wounds that Sanderson was found with do not appear to be self-inflicted, however, the exact cause of death will be determined at a later date.
The other suspect, Myles Sanderson, who RCMP confirmed is Damien's brother is still being sought by police.
"Myles Sanderson may have sustained injuries. This has not been confirmed, but we do want the public to know this because there is a possibility he may seek medical attention. Even if he is injured, it does not mean he is not still dangerous," Blackmore said. "Myles has a lengthy criminal record involving both persons and property crimes. He is facing three counts of first-degree murder. We consider him armed and dangerous. Do not approach him. If you know of his whereabouts immediately call 911. Our thoughts continue to go out to the families of the victims."
The two men were charged by RCMP on Monday with multiple counts of first-degree murder with regard to a mass stabbing that occurred on Monday, September 4. Thus far, ten victims have been found, with Sanderson being the eleventh fatality, while 18 more were injured. A Dangerous Person Alert remains in place for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
More details to come when and if they become available.
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