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.
I have been following the details of Delaine Copenance hoping she would be found okay and return to her family safely. I wrote her name on my Prayer Request List when I learned of her disappearance and have prayed daily for her and that of her family and friends. I am deeply saddened to find that the results of the search did not have good results. My heart and prayers go out to them all during this difficult time and pray for God’s comfort and strength for them all. I was outraged to learn that the police had discontinued the search when they did. Thank God for those who never stopped looking. May God bless them all. It is never easy to lose someone. I also have Native American blood and try to stay on top of all issues relating to our people. Please extend my condolences to her family.
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