A Look at Some of the Victims in the Saskatchewan Stabbings

By The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press
September 5, 2022 Updated: September 5, 2022

The identities of some of those who died in a mass stabbing in Saskatchewan are starting to emerge.

Police say 10 people were killed on the weekend on the James Smith Cree Nation and in the nearby community of Weldon. On Monday, the body of one of the two suspects in the attacks was also found on the reserve. The second suspect remains at large.

Here is a look at some of the victims:

Wes Petterson the 77-year-old Weldon resident was a widower who lived with his adult grandson. People in the community said he loved his cats, was proud of his homemade Saskatoon berry jam and frequently helped out his neighbours.

Lana Head — Several media reports said Head was a 49-year-old mother of two daughters. CBC quoted Head’s former partner, Michael Brett Burns, as saying Head was a security guard at Northern Lights Casino in Prince Albert, Sask.

Gloria Burns — Media reports quoted siblings as saying the 62-year-old was a first responder on the reserve. CBC reported that she was killed while responding to a crisis call during the attacks.