A day after the knife attacks that killed 10 people in rural Canada, police found one of the two suspected brothers dead. "He had visible wounds that we do not believe at this time were self-inflicted," said lead investigator Rhonda Blackmore in Regina, the Saskatchewan provincial capital. The 31-year-old's body lay in tall grass on the James Smith Cree Nation Indigenous Reservation near a house where police were investigating.
According to the police, the whereabouts of the second suspect, his brother who is one year his junior, are unclear. Investigators believe he is injured and may seek medical attention. They would neither confirm nor rule out that he was involved in the older brother's death. The police did not provide any further information on the motive for the atrocities.
Based on the status of the investigation as of Monday afternoon (local time), the younger brother is accused of three counts of murder and one other count of attempted murder. Additional charges are likely, police said. The suspect has a "long criminal record," Blackmore said.
The search for the man is also increasing in Regina, which is around 300 kilometers south of the reserve. After the crimes on Sunday, the police had started the search in three states in central Canada. Sasketchewan, Alberta and Manitoba are five times the size of Germany.