By Red Power Media, Staff
Body of Delaine Copenace found, OPP confirm
A body found Tuesday morning has been identified as 16-year-old Delaine Copenace, missing since late February.
City of Kenora employees, discovered human remains shortly after 8 a.m. in the Lake of the Woods area at the end of Water Street.
Kenora Daily Miner and News reports, Police restricted access to the waterfront area while the OPP North West Region Crime Unit and the OPP Forensic Identification Services Unit investigated the scene.
The Ontario Provincial Police confirmed the body was Copenace.
Tbnewswatch reports, the identity of the body was released to the media in the early afternoon.
Police in Ontario have released little information and the cause of death has not been disclosed.
Copenace’s body is being sent to Toronto where the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Services will conduct an examination.
The investigation, which is being conducted by the OPP’s criminal investigations branch and forensic identification services unit, is ongoing.