Crime & Justice

One suspect in Canada knife murders of 10 people found dead

Toronto, Sep 5 (EFE).- Canadian police said Monday that they have found the body of Damien Sanderson, 31, one of the two men suspected of murdering 10 people and wounding another 18 in savage knife attacks in northwestern Canada.

Police also said at a press conference that the second suspect, 30-year-old Myles Sanderson, Damien’s brother, remains at large.

The commander of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the province of Saskatchewan, Rhonda Blackmore, warned that the remaining suspect could be wounded and should be considered very dangerous.

She said that Damien’s body was found by police in a wooded area near a house on the James Smith Cree Nation reservation in Saskatchewan.

Blackmore also said that police are not ruling out that the man may have died as a result of a confrontation with his brother, given that his wounds appeared not to have been self-inflicted.

Saying that Myles has a “long criminal history” consisting of crimes against both people and property, Blackmore added that he is facing three murder charges, is being sought by “hundreds” of police and is considered to be “armed and dangerous,” cautioning members of the public not to approach him.

Meanwhile, Evan Bray, the police chief of Regina, the capital of Saskatchewan, said at the press conference that Myles Sanderson is thought to be in that city.

He said that on Sunday local police received information that a vehicle with two people inside, one of whom could be Myles Sanderson, was spotted in the city.

The police chief said that the information “remains relevant” and that authorities have verified some of the information collected showing that the missing suspect is in the provincial capital.

The two men are suspected of attacking dozens of people on Sunday near the community of Weldon, with its 200 residents, in the James Smith Cree Nation, where a total of about 1,000 people live.

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