Warrant issued in Sanders murder - Metro US

Warrant issued in Sanders murder

Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection with the murder of 28-year-old Sara Sanders.

Edmonton investigators are looking for 40-year-old Michael Bryan Flanigan, who is also sought by London, Ont., police on Canada-wide warrants for assault, uttering threats, forcible confinement and mischief under $5,000.

Sanders was found dead in her suite at Rossdale House (9825 – 103 St.) around 10 a.m. on Oct. 15.

Police haven’t released how she died, or what her connection was to Flanigan.

Police believe Flanigan may have fled to Vancouver.

“We have evidence to suggest he may be there,” Det. Dale Johnson said yesterday, adding Vancouver police are on an active search.

It’s believed Flanigan was an Edmonton resident. Investigators feel he poses a significant threat to the public, and are asking anyone who knows of his whereabouts not to approach him.

Police are still seeking the man they believe is in possession of Sanders’ BlackBerry. It’s believed she lost the phone somewhere in Edmonton before Oct. 10.

Police don’t believe Flanigan was the man who found the phone, or that the man is connected to the homicide, Johnson said.

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