Canadian police are continuing to search for the perpetrator of a mass-murder stabbing rampage that occurred near the James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan after his brother was found dead on Monday.
Damien Sanderson had been a suspect in these horrific attacks before being found dead outside of a James Smith Cree Nation home with wounds officials declared to be “not self-inflicted.” His brother, 30-year-old Myles Sanderson, is now the only suspect being sought by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers.
The serial stabbings have left 11 people dead including Damien Sanderson, with at least 19 more suffering varying levels of injuries.
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The manhunt for the two Sanderson brothers reportedly began when they were reported to be in a vehicle in east Regina on Sunday morning.
RCMP Saskatchewan Commanding Officer Rhonda Blackmore could not confirm whether Myles was involved in the killing of Damien, only saying that his injuries were “visible and not believed to be self-inflicted.”
Damien Sanderson had been charged with one count each of first-degree murder and attempted murder as well as breaking and entering before he was found dead. The RCMP said that investigators are still working on his involvement in the attacks even though he is now dead.
Myles Sanderson has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder along with a single count of attempted murder and one count of breaking and entering. Police say that he may be injured and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Police also said that Myles, who has a lengthy criminal record, is even more dangerous now that he may be seeking medical attention.
The black Nissan Rogue that the brothers were seen in on Sunday has not been located.
Blackmore said that the RCMP’s search is using multiple surveillance aircraft and confirmed that several flight crews have traveled to the province to assist in the manhunt. In addition, she said that hundreds of RCMP officers are on site working around the clock on investigations, logistics and the ongoing ground search.
The stabbings have reportedly involved 13 different crime scenes on the James Smith Cree Nation and in the nearby town of Weldon. The area is northeast of the city of Saskatoon.
The RCMP has advised all persons in the search area to shelter in place and not leave a secure location. Police have advised residents to avoid letting anyone into their homes and to report any sightings of suspicious persons or activity to a 911 dispatcher immediately.