A suspect sought in Saturday’s series of stabbings in Saskatchewan that killed 10 people was reportedly found dead on Saturday — but Canadian police said his brother remains at large.
Rhonda Blackmore, commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Saskatchewan, said Damien Sanderson, 31, was found dead with injuries that were apparently not self-inflicted. Blackmore said his body was located near a home on the James Smith Cree Nation that authorities were investigating, according to CBC News.
Police are also seeking the deceased suspect’s brother, Myles Sanderson, 30. Blackmore said it is possible Myles is also injured, though she declined to say whether he is suspected of killing his brother.
The stabbings reportedly transpired at 13 locations throughout Saskatchewan, including in an indigenous community. Police said some of the victims were targeted but others were attacked at random.
According to The Independent, the victims have been identified as Wes Petterson, 77; Lana Head, 49; Gloria Burns, 62; and Earl Burns Sr. Eighteen people were also injured.
Gloria, a first responder, was killed in James Smith Cree Nation while responding to a crisis call related to the stabbing spree. Officials have named all of the victims, but reports indicated that Head’s partner was also killed on Saturday.
Myles was charged with three counts of first-degree murder, while his deceased brother was charged with one count of first-degree murder. The brothers were charged with attempted murder and breaking and entering.
Myles has a lengthy criminal history which includes offenses involving people and property, CBC News reported.
The suspects were believed to be traveling in a black Nissan Rogue with a Saskatchewan license plate 119 MPI. Reports that the car was spotted in Regina on Sunday are unconfirmed.
Myles was described as 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighing 240 pounds, and having brown hair and brown eyes.
A motive remains undisclosed.
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[Featured image: Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson/Royal Canadian Mounted Police]