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Police still looking for Myles Sanderson

Suspect wanted for murder in connection to James Smith Cree Nation mass killings
Evan Bray
Regina Police Chief Evan Bray posted an update Monday night regarding the search for Myles Sanderson.

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The manhunt goes on for the remaining suspect wanted in connection to the killings in James Smith Cree Nation and in nearby Weldon, Saskatchewan.

Myles Sanderson is still at large and police still are on the lookout for him in connection to the tragedy that saw 10 people killed and 18 injured.

His brother Damien Sanderson was also wanted, but was found dead on James Smith Cree Nation on Monday. The announcement of his death came from F Division Commanding Officer Rhonda Blackmore at a Regina news conference Monday afternoon.

RCMP and the Regina Police Service have both been active in the investigation and search for the remaining suspect. On Sunday, an Emergency Alert from the RCMP, at 12:22 p.m., had indicated the suspect vehicle was spotted on Arcola Avenue in Regina at approximately 11:45 a.m. and was a black Nissan Rogue with Saskatchewan license plate 119 MPI.

On Monday evening, Regina Police Chief Evan Bray provided an update in a video posted on Twitter, in which he noted the information that put Myles in Regina on Sunday is now a day old. “We have not had any new information to determine that is no longer factual, so we are continuing to operate under the assumption that he is here until we get information that indicates otherwise.”

Bray also provided an update regarding the end of the Labour Day long weekend and concerns about kids going back to school. He pointed out there has been no repeat of the violence in their community, and no youth or children had been targeted in the attacks that happened.

However, he said Myles is “still considered armed and dangerous,” and asked members of the community to be aware of their surroundings and report “any information you might have to bring a swift resolution to this situation.”

“We will not stop this investigation until Myles is safely in custody,” Bray said. 

Late this morning, a Saskatchewan Emergency Alert was issued in connection to reports of possible sighting of Myles Sanderson on the James Smith Cree Nation today. The alert reads as follows:

Update 8: Update for the Dangerous Person Alert issued by the Melfort RCMP for multiple fatal stabbings. Investigators have received reports of a possible sighting of suspect Myles Sanderson in James Smith Cree Nation. RCMP are responding.

If in the area, seek immediate shelter/shelter in place. Use caution allowing others into your residence. Do not leave a secure location. DO NOT APPROACH suspicious persons. Do not pick up hitch hikers. Report suspicious persons, emergencies or info to 9-1-1. Do not disclose police locations.

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