Tragic End to Search for Missing Delaine Copenace

Indigenous women Elders The Eagle Feathers and Smudge along with tobacco at City Hall - Image taken with permission
The Eagle Feathers and Smudge along with tobacco at Thunder Bay City Hall - Image taken with permission

KENORA – The search for a missing teen in Kenora has come to a tragic end. The Ontario Provincial Police have confirmed that the human remains found in the Lake earlier today are those of Delaine Copenace, who has been the subject of a long and determined search effort.

On the Facebook page the spokesperson posted, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the end of our search for Delaine. We ask that the privacy of the family be respected at this time. Our team will remain at the Knox United Church… Thank you everyone for your prayers and support during this sad time.”

The family has issued a statement.

“The family of Delaine Copenace would like to thank everyone for the continuous support and prayers. At this time Delaine’s loved ones are asking that their privacy be respected as they take some time together to come to terms with the devastating loss of their daughter, sister and granddaughter and friend.”

The search efforts in Kenora have taken highs and lows as searchers were dedicated to finding the missing teenager girl.

The thoughts and prayers of are with the families and friends at this tragic time.

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