Myles Brandon Sanderson, 30, and his brother Damien Sanderson, 31, allegedly stabbed 28 people at 13 locations on the James Smith First Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada and in Weldon, Saskatchewan from 5:40 a.m. to 12:07 p.m. on September 4, 2022. After the stabbing rampage, he and Damien allegedly fled in a black Nissan Rogue with a Saskatchewan license plate.
On September 5, 2022, Damien was found dead. On September 7, 2022, Myles was arrested near the town of Rosthern in Saskatchewan.
Among the 28 people Myles and Damien allegedly stabbed, 10 died. Here is the list:
- Thomas Burns, 23, James Smith First Nation
- Gregory “Jonesy” Burns, 28, James Smith First Nation
- Carol Burns, 46, James Smith First Nation
- Bonnie Goodvoice-Burns, 48, James Smith First Nation
- Robert Sanderson, 49, James Smith First Nation
- Lana Head, 49, James Smith First Nation
- Christian “Chicken” Head, 54, James Smith First Nation
- Lydia Gloria Burns, 61, James Smith First Nation
- Earl Burns, 66, James Smith First Nation
- Wesley Petterson, 78, Weldon
What motivated the stabbing rampage is still unclear. Lydia was a first responder who was fatally stabbed after responding to a crisis call on the James Smith First Nation, which has a population of about 3,400 people with about 1,800 members who live on the reservation.
Lydia worked as an addictions counsellor at the James Smith Cree Nation and adopted her four nephews after their own mother died. Lydia is Darryl Burns and Ivor Burns‘ sister and Brian Burns‘ cousin.
Earl was a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces who had served with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. He is Deborah McLean‘s brother.
During the attack, Earl’s wife was also stabbed. She is currently in intensive care.
Bonnie is Gregory’s mother, Brian “Buggy” Burns‘ wife and Saskatoon tribal chief Mark Arcand‘s sister. She has another son, who was one of the 18 people who were stabbed but survived.
Gregory has two sons. He was expecting his third child.
Lana has two children. She was a security guard at a casino.
A sports enthusiast, Christian was the president of his community’s sports committee. He was an honorary member of the Freedom Riders’ ATV club, which operates out of Big Island Lake in Saskatchewan.
Robert was a chef who also lived in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He is Denise Genereaux‘s father.