The Saskatchewan RCMP is investigating tips that the last remaining suspect in a string of stabbing homicides on the James Smith Cree Nation and in Weldon has returned to the area.
Accordingly, the RCMP is responding and has issued an updated alert for that specific area. They’re advising people at the James Smith Cree Nation to shelter in a safe place and not leave at this time.
They also say if someone is in the area, that they not pick up hitchhikers. They should also not approach suspicious people, and instead, call 911. People should also not disclose where they see police or police locations at this time.
Sanderson is wanted in a rampage across the area that has left 10 people dead and 18 hurt. He was wanted with his brother Damien, but Damien has been found dead with wounds that were “not self-inflicted.”
Sanderson is described as Six-foot-one, 240 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He might be injured at this time as well.
Lloydminster joins in offering condolences
The City of Lloydminster has joined in offering condolences to the people impacted and their loved ones as well.
The City has lowered flags to half-mast in remembrance and will remain that way until sunset on September 12th.
Mayor Gerald Aalbers expressed his sympathies as well, saying these lives were taken too soon and many others have had their lives altered forever. He also expressed his wish for strength as the nation mourns.
The City has also provided numbers for mental health and support services. These include:
- First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness – 1-855-242-3310
- Alberta Family Violence information line – 310-1818
- Mental Health Helpline (Alberta Health Services) – 1-877-303-2642
- HealthLine (SK) – 811 or 1-877-800-0002 – Health Link (AB) – 811 or 1-866-408-5465
- 1-800-855-1155 for deaf and hard of hearing for SaskTel Relay Operator service
Local residents affected or impacted can also visit Lloydminster.ca/LloydSupports for other available support services in and around the Lloydminster area.