Canadian police announced that one of the perpetrators of Sunday’s knife attacks was found dead.
The body of 31-year-old Damien Sanderson has been found, while his brother, Myles Sanderson, has yet to be reached.
The attacks took place in the remote central state of Saskatchewan, where 10 people were killed and 18 injured.
Police officer Rhonda Blackmore said Damien’s body was found in tall grass not far from one of the homes under investigation, with visible scars on the body.
It was stated that Myles, who has not yet been caught, has a long and extensive criminal record against individuals and properties.
It was one of the deadliest attacks in Canadian history.
Held in 13 different venues
The attacks took place in at least 13 different venues.
Police officials released photos of the two suspects and advised the public to hide and call the police if they saw them.
Rhonda Blackmore, one of the directors of the police department, said that the actual number of injured may be higher than known, as some of the injured went to the hospital by their own means.
Stating that the suspects may be in a black Nissan Rouge vehicle, police officials said, “If you are in a safe location, do not leave there. Be careful when bringing others into your home. Do not accept hitchhikers.”
Checkpoints set up across the state
It was reported that the first attack was reported at 05:40 on Sunday morning at 14:40 local time.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the attack was “horrible and sad”.
Making a statement on his Twitter account, Trudeau said, “Our hearts are with those who lost their loved ones and the wounded in the hospital.”