Attacks in Saskatchewan: Myles Sanderson is said to have died of a drug overdose

Attacks in Saskatchewan: Myles Sanderson is said to have died of a drug overdose

The man who is believed to have killed 10 people and injured 18 others in James Smith’s Cree Nation and Weldon, Saskatchewan on Sept. 4 is believed to have died of a drug overdose, according to Postmedia.

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Preliminary autopsy results show Myles Sanderson did not suffer blunt trauma, according to provincial chief coroner Clive Weighill.

Multiple sources close to the investigation said they suspect the suspect had overdosed on medication.

No official cause of death has yet been released by the authorities. It may be a few months before the results of toxicological or neurological reports are available.

This news comes the day after the announcement of the opening of two public inquiries, one into the 11 dead and the other into the death of Myles Sanderson, which took place shortly after his arrest.

The results of this study will be presented to an Aboriginal panel of judges.

Recall that the suspect was accused of committing these attacks with his brother Damien Sanderson, who also died.