Coroner Rules No Foul Play in Death of Kenora Teen

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

Mourning the loss of teenTHUNDER BAY – The Ontario Coroner says that there is no foul play suspected in the death of sixteen year old Delaine Copenace.

The teen’s body was pulled from Lake of the Woods in Kenora after municipal workers discovered the body on Wednesday.

A post mortem examination was conducted March 23, 2016 at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Services in Toronto and no evidence of foul play was found.

The cause of death according to the coroner is drowning.

Copenace went missing on February 28th and was the subject of a major search effort, that included community members, volunteers, and authorities. The OPP Underwater Search team was brought in a few weeks ago.

The family has requested privacy as they mourn the loss of Delaine .


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