The identities of some of those who died in a mass stabbing in Saskatchewan are starting to emerge.
Police say 10 people were killed on the weekend on the James Smith Cree Nation and in the nearby community of Weldon. On Monday, the body of one of the two suspects in the attacks was also found on the reserve. The second suspect remains at large.
Here is a look at some of the victims:
Wes Petterson — The 77-year-old Weldon resident was a widower who lived with his adult grandson. People in the community said he loved his cats, was proud of his homemade saskatoon berry jam and frequently helped out his neighbours.
Lana Head — Several media reports said Head was a 49-year-old mother of two daughters. CBC quoted Head’s former partner, Michael Brett Burns, as saying Head was a security guard at Northern Lights Casino in Prince Albert, Sask.
Gloria Burns — Media reports quoted siblings as saying the 62-year-old was a first responder on the reserve. CBC reported that she was killed while responding to a crisis call during the attacks.
Earl Burns — The Saskatchewan First Nations Veterans Association confirmed the death of Earl Burns in a Facebook message saying he was a veteran with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. Burns’s sister confirmed his death in a statement to news website paNow in Prince Albert. Deborah McLean told the station her brother died protecting his family and that his wife is in the ICU.