Myles Sanderson, second suspect of Saskatchewan stabbings, found dead while in police custody

Saskatchewan mass stabbing suspect underwent ‘medical distress’ and died after his arrest, police say


Justin Rucker

Saskatchewan mass stabbing suspect underwent ‘medical distress’ and died after his arrest, police say.


“Myles Sanderson, the second suspect in the mass stabbings in Canada, died Wednesday after going into “mental distress” after his arrest, according to Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore.


Both brothers were wanted in connection with the deaths of 10 of the stabbing victims. But when asked by a reporter if Myles Sanderson was the one who carried out the killings, Blackmore said, “Our witness accounts that we have received have indicated that Myles Sanderson was the person responsible,” though she noted the investigation is still working to confirm exactly who was involved.” according to CNN.


As of Friday, September 23, the late mass murderers Damien and Myles Sanderson that stabbed 30 people and killed 10 had both died. Damien was found dead ‘not from self-inflicted wounds’ while Myles died from self-inflicted wounds. Before they could be interrogated, or interviewed, it leaves their motive for stabbing people was unknown. While 10 people were killed, it’s heard that some of the victims were targeted, and others were at random.


On September 4, 2022, at 5:40 am, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were notified of the first stabbings. Two hours later, an emergency alert message was sent across the region where the stabbings had taken place, and then across Saskatchewan entirely. For safety, witnesses were told not to approach the perpetrators if spotted, but call 9-1-1 instead.


One day after the brothers murdered 10 people, Damien was found dead in a grassy field near a house close to the James Smith Cree Nation, where the stabbings have taken place. “Sanderson had injuries that were not inflicted,” Rhonda Blackmore said, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer had said.