Canadian police announced that one of the suspects in two knife attacks in the west of the country on Sunday was found dead on Monday in one of the two target areas of these attacks.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Deputy Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore said during a news conference that Damien Sanderson’s body was found with “many visible injuries.”
He added that his body was found in the “James Smith Cree Nation,” one of the country’s indigenous towns, noting that the body was “in a grassy area, near a house that is currently being searched.”
The police official said that the second suspect, the brother of the first, Miles Sanderson, is still missing, and it is possible that he himself has injuries and “needs to receive treatment.”
“We can’t say for sure how Damien died, but it’s possible his brother killed him.”
Since Sunday, the police have mobilized hundreds of their members to locate these two brothers suspected of perpetrating a series of knife attacks that left 10 dead and 18 injured, some of them in critical condition, and whose motives are still unknown. .
The police counted 13 crime scenes in remote places in the center-west of the country, one of which is an indigenous town.
Police said Miles Sanderson remains “at large” and poses a “threat.”
He added: “We advise people to be careful as it is considered dangerous. His actions showed that he was violent.”
Authorities did not immediately release any information about the victims of these attacks, but most of them were indigenous to the country.
In Canada, indigenous peoples make up about 5% of the country’s total population of 38 million, and often live in poor and unemployed communities.