KENORA – The search for Delaine Copenace has grown to include the Ontario Provincial Police Underwater Search team. The Onigaming First Nation Member was last seen on February 27 2016 in downtown Kenora.
Search for Delaine Copanace Continues
The OPP state that “The public can expect to see continued police activity in lakes and bodies of water in and around the Kenora area in the days to come as the investigation continues. In the meantime, with the arrival of milder temperatures and melting snow, the OPP are continuing to ask residents this weekend to search their property and outbuildings for anything that may appear to be out of the ordinary or out of place”
The ongoing search for Delaine a missing sixteen-year-old has the Winnipeg Bear Patrol looking in the Winnipeg area, and in the Kenora area includes the OPP Northwest Region Emergency Response Team, the OPP K9 Unit, the OPP Provincial Liaison Team, Canadian Pacific Police Service, Treaty Three Police, Lake of the Woods Search and Rescue, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection along with a growing number of community volunteers.
The message from the OPP and Searchers is simple if anyone finds anything they think is related to the missing teenager, they are asked to call the OPP immediately at (807) 548-5534 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222 TIPS (8477). The OPP also ask that “In the event any members of the community find something they deem to be suspicious, they are asked not to touch the item/area and call the OPP.”