By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
Damien Sanderson, 31, was found dead with wounds in Canada’s state of Saskatchewan, where he and his brother Myles Sanderson, 32, allegedly stabbed 10 people to death. Another 18 persons were injured, authorities said.
Neither of these tallies include the Sanderson brothers, who carried out their attacks around James Smith Cree Nation and the nearby village of Weldon. The injury toll has risen to 18.
The local Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said the body of Damien Sanderson was found dead on the James Smith Cree Nation in a “heavily grassed area” near a house.
His injuries did not appear to be self-inflicted, added Rhonda Blackmore, commanding officer of the Saskatchewan RCMP.
He and his brother were seen traveling in a black Nissan Rogue car and spotted in the city of Regina, about 320 kilometers (200 miles) from where the attacks occurred, police said.
The stabbings appeared to be drugs related, according to police investigators and residents.
“This is the destruction we face when harmful, illegal drugs invade our communities,” said the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations. The group represents 74 “First Nations” regions in Saskatchewan.
A mother of two was among the 10 people killed, local media reported, citing the woman’s former partner. “It’s sick how jail time, drugs, and alcohol can destroy many lives,” Michael Brett Burns told the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.