Suspect in Canadian mass stabbing spree found dead, wounds don't look self-inflicted: police

Damien Sanderson no longer believed to be involved in homicides. Other suspect, brother Myles Sanderson, still at large.

Updated: September 5, 2022 - 7:17pm

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Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police have changed their view of the mass stabbing spree in and near Saskatchewan's James Smith Cree Nation that has now killed 11 and left 19 injured, including the suspects.

Saskatchewan RCMP found the body of suspect Damien Sanderson, 31, outside a house in the area with "visible injuries … not believed to be self-inflicted" and no longer believe he was involved in the homicides, Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore said.

His brother Myles Sanderson, 30, is still at large, considered armed and dangerous, and is injured and may seek medical attention, the Regina Leader-Post reports. He's now charged with "three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, and one count of break and enter."

Myles Sanderson has been "unlawfully at large for three months," according to the newspaper, citing a May 27 Facebook post from Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers. Blackmore didn't say if RCMP knew that, just that it is "obviously aware" when "the warrant is issued from our detachment."

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