Saskatchewan RCMP say officers have located a vehicle they believe was used by a suspect in a deadly mass stabbing.
Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore says in a video statement that the abandoned black Nissan Rogue was found Friday morning by officers during a ground search of an area near the hamlet of Crystal Springs, about 130 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.
“The vehicle had been driven off a gravel road behind trees and was not visible from the main road," Blackmore said.
Sanderson, 32, died Wednesday following a four-day manhunt. Officers flooded the area around Crystal Springs and the town of Wakaw after there were reports a truck had been stolen by a man with a knife.
Sanderson and the other suspect, his 31-year-old brother, Damien Sanderson, were both wanted on charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and break-and-enter. Damien Sanderson was found dead near one of the 18 crime scenes on Monday. RCMP have said Myles Sanderson was also being investigated in the death of his brother.
“We never know when a seemingly insignificant tip may lead us to crucial evidence," she said.
She encouraged other residents in the area to report any suspicious activity on their properties to help RCMP build a timeline.
"This is and continues to be one of the most complex investigations and urgent public safety incidents in Saskatchewan’s history, and it continues to be an ongoing criminal investigation," Blackmore said.
She earlier said that because both suspects are dead, the motive behind the slayings may never be known.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority said, as of Friday afternoon, eight of the injured victims remained in hospital in stable condition.