Parts of south-central Canada were under tension on Tuesday as the manhunt intensified for one of two brothers believed to be involved in the case. stab rampage At least 10 people were killed and at least 18 were injured.
Authorities have warned suspect Miles Sanderson, still at large, could be injured but should be considered dangerous. The body of his brother Damien Sanderson was found Monday in a meadow near one of at least 13 locations where the stabbings took place on Sunday morning.
The attack happened about 200 miles north of Regina, the state capital of James Smith Kerry and the nearby town of Weldon. Authorities said Miles Sanderson was last seen in Regina, about 100 miles north of the Montana border.
James Smith Cree Nation resident Darryl Burns said their sister Gloria Lydia Burns, 62, was the first responder who died while answering the phone.
“She called at a house where she was involved in violence,” he said. “She’s here to help. She’s a heroine.
Who is Miles Sanderson?
Myles Sanderson, 30, has a violent criminal history, including dozens of assaults, assaults with weapons, threats, charges of assaulting police and robbery. He’s been looking for him since May, when he didn’t attend a parole conference, and Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers listed him as “illegally at large.”
Blackmore said Miles Sanderson could be injured but remains dangerous.
“We want the public to know because of the ability for him to see a doctor,” Blackmore said.
He faces three counts of first degree murder, one count of attempted murder and related offences. Authorities said more charges were expected.
Suspect killed:brother always runs
What was the motive for the murder?
Blackmore said police are still determining a motive, but the president of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Peoples said the stabbings could be drug-related.
“This is the devastation we face when harmful illicit drugs invade our communities, and we call on all authorities to heed the leadership of Chiefs and Council and their members to create safer and more secure communities. healthy for our people,” said Chief Bobby Cameron.
Damian Sanderson, suspected of having stabbed, was found dead in the grass
The body of Damien Sanderson, 31, was found on Sunday in a meadow not far from the scene of one of the attacks, 24 hours after the brothers’ manhunt. Blackmore said the cause of Sanderson’s death was not known, but he had “visible bruising which is not believed to be self-inflicted”.
The manhunt covers three sprawling provinces
Research is underway in Saskatchewan to the east, Manitoba and Alberta to the west. Each province is almost the size of Texas. At least one suspect was driving a black Nissan Rogue in Regina on Sunday. Police said they do not know if the car was abandoned and another vehicle was used instead.
Regina Police Chief Evan Bray said he believes Miles Sanderson may be hiding in Regina and urged anyone in the community who may know his whereabouts to contact authorities.
Contributed by: Associated Press