One of two suspects in the Canadian stabbing attack that killed 10 people has been found dead, police confirmed on Monday. Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore, commanding officer of the Saskatchewan Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said the body of 31-year-old Damien Sanderson was found on the James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan at 11:30 a.m.; the search continues for Myles Sanderson, his brother. Myles Sanderson, 30, may be injured, but that has not been confirmed.
Blackmore said at a news conference: “We do want the public to know this as there is a possibility he may seek medical attention. It does not mean he is not still dangerous.” Damien Sanderson had visible injuries that are not believed to have been self-inflicted, Blackmore said. A cause of death will be determined later, adding that his body was found “outdoors in a heavily grassed area in proximity to a house that was being examined.”
19 people were injured in the attacks, which spanned 13 identified crime scenes, officials said. Including the discovery of Damien Sanderson’s body, the number of deaths involved in the case rose to 11. The identities of the dead were not released by police Monday, but Blackmore said that none of them were infants or children.
Investigators believe some victims may have been targeted and others may have been attacked at random, but an investigation is ongoing. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the attacks shocking and heartbreaking: “This kind of violence, or any kind of violence, has no place in our country,” Trudeau said.
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