A Complex Manhunt in Saskatchewan

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A Manhunt&rsquo ;complex man in Saskatchewan

Myles Sanderson (right), the suspect still at large, is 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) tall and weighs 108 kg (240 lb). He has black hair and brown eyes.

The police searching for Myles Sanderson, after the discovery of his brother Damien's body, are focusing much of their efforts in the Regina area. The two men are believed to be the perpetrators of the series of stabbings that left about 10 dead in the James Smith Cree Nation and in the village of Weldon, Saskatchewan.

Their vehicle was seen Sunday noon in Regina, more than 300 km south of the scene of the shooting.

After carrying out their attacks, the two men probably chose to hide in an urban area, where it would be easier for them to go unnoticed than in a rural area, believes Pierre-Yves Borduas, retired assistant deputy commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

It was the same RCMP that announced, late Monday afternoon, that the Damien Sanderson's body had been found in a field.

Mr. Borduas explained in an interview with ICI RDI that since the population density is lower in rural areas, the surviving fugitive would be more likely to be spotted there.

Il should also be noted that these are [11] stabbing murders, and [19] people injured with stabbing, recalled the expert, who also mentioned that it was possible that people attacked defended themselves, and that one of the two assailants, or even both, were injured.

This would explain why, he added, the body of one of the two suspects was found not far from the scene of the initial tragedy.

The police are on high alert in Saskatchewan, but also in Manitoba and Alberta, the two bordering provinces.

They are on the lookout for thefts or forced entries, which would allow them to trace the movement of the two suspects.

Police forces must pay attention to food thefts, gas thefts and vehicle thefts to put all the pieces of the puzzle together, to ensure that they have as much evidence and evidence as possible. to share with the police who are deployed on the ground 24 hours a day to ensure that we have an arrest as quickly as possible, argued Mr. Borduas.

Moreover, the analysis of crime scenes is likely to be complex, the expert pointed out, since there are at least a dozen – and potentially as many as 25 – to examine.

Beyond the hunt itself, the authorities will have to make sure to communicate well with the public, in what will be the number one challenge, says Mr. Borduas.

It is clear that, for example, [RCMP Assistant Commissioner Rhonda] Blackmore and the Chief of Police for the City of Regina have let the public know that their support is crucial to being able to put an end to this manhunt.

Following the tragedy in Portapique, Nova Scotia, and the criticism that followed – particularly in relation to the methods employed by the RCMP to communicate with the inhabitants of the region – the message seems to have been heard, estimates Pierre-Yves Borduas: Within an hour [after the first report about the tragedy], cito yen of the province of Saskatchewan had been informed of most of the details regarding the two individuals.

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