One suspect in Canadian mass stabbings found dead, another still on the run
10:12, Tuesday, 06 September, 2022
Canadian authorities said Monday that one of the two men suspected of stabbing to death 10 people in an Indigenous community and a nearby town in Saskatchewan has been found dead, and the other is still being sought. Police had charged both suspects with murder and other counts as the massive manhunt following one of the nation's deadliest mass killings entered its second day.
The men are also suspected of injuring 19 people in the series of knife attacks Sunday that led the James Smith Cree Nation to declare a state of emergency and shook residents of the nearby village of Weldon.
One of the suspects, Damien Sanderson, 31, was found dead Monday outside a house being examined on the James Smith Cree Nation, with "visible injuries" that police said did not appear self-inflicted. His exact cause of death will be determined by the Saskatchewan coroners office, commanding officer of the Saskatchewan RCMP Rhonda Blackmore told reporters at a press conference on Monday.