Sanderson died of medical distress at a Saskatoon hospital
Murder suspect Myles Sanderson dead after going into medical distress after being transported to Saskatoon general hospital. He was the only occupant present with the stolen vehicle at the time of his arrest. R.C.M.P commanding officer Rhonda Blackmore declined to say how Sanderson died as they are still awaiting an autopsy.
Sanderson was on the run for three days and was allegedly linked to the province’s deadliest mass stabbing. As per the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (R.C.M.P), his whereabouts were unknown for most of the weekend until a tip from a woman whose vehicle was stolen by Sanderson led to his arrest.
At around 2:00 pm, Wednesday afternoon, the R.C.M.P received a tip that an individual reported being armed with a knife was travelling in a 2008 White Chevrolet Avalanche, Saskatchewan license 953 LPL, stolen out of Wakaw around 2:10 pm today and last seen travelling in Wakaw on Cemetery Road. Their direction of travel at the time was unknown. They believed the sighting might be related to the Melfort dangerous person alert issued Sunday, Sept 4.
An alert was sent to the community of Wakaw and the surrounding area after confirmation of a possible sighting, asking people to seek immediate shelter/shelter. Use caution allowing others into your residence. Do not leave a secure location. DO NOT APPROACH suspicious persons. Do not pick up hitchhikers: report suspicious persons, emergencies or info to 9-1-1. Do not disclose police locations.
Around 3:30 pm C.S.T. today, Saskatchewan R.C.M.P confirmed they had arrested Myles Sanderon near Rosthern, Saskatchewan.
R.C.M.P. say Myles Sanderson was taken into police custody near Rosthern, Sask., at about 3:30 p.m. CST Wednesday. He is currently charged with three counts of murder, break and enter and attempted murder. The charges from the mass stabbing are sure to come pending the police investigation.
Sanderson’s capture has now put a community on heightened alert and can now begin the healing process. As part of the process, the father of the Sanderson boys made an emotional, heartfelt apology to the victims’ families and the communities.