Head of Sask. RCMP makes statement about investigation into stabbings

The head of the Saskatchewan RCMP made a statement about the investigation into a series of stabbings at the James Smith Cree Nation and the village of Weldon.
The stabbings led to a four day long manhunt for suspect Myles Sanderson, who eventually was caught on a highway were we was arrested and shortly after his arrest, died.
Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore said they still don’t know the cause of death for Sanderson, and there is an independent investigation being conducted by the Saskatoon Police Service and the Saskatchewan Serious Incident Response Team.
She said their major crimes unit is working to put the pieces together of the timeline and they will provide further information to the public.
“I ask you all to remember that this is not a TV drama where we will have all the answers by the end of the episode,” Blackmore’s release said.

Blackmore said she visited the James Smith Cree Nation twice last week.

“The impact on the community cannot be understated and I was amazed at the resiliency, compassion and generosity I observed from residents,” said Blackmore’s statement. “I would like to thank the members of the public and those in the communities of James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon.  Your strength is admirable and the information you have provided us has been extremely helpful.”


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