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Teen’s body found

The search for a missing Kenora teen ended yesterday after she was found deceased close to where she was last seen.

The Kenora OPP began searching for 14-year-old Azraya Kokopenace on Friday after she left the Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora around 11:20 p.m.

She was seen entering a wooded area on Lakeview Drive.

Snowmobiler dies in crash

The Sioux Lookout OPP and Technical Traffic Collision Investigators, with assistance from the Lac Seul Police Service, are investigating a single snowmachine collision in Hudson.

Shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday, police were dispatched to Lac Seul.

The operator of the snowmachine was rushed by ambulance to the local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Nine die in house blaze

Remains of nine people were located late Friday within a residence that burned down last week on Pikangikum First Nation.

The remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Services in Toronto, where post-mortems will be conducted.

Man busted for drugs

Members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of the Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) and the North West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence on 1200 block of King’s Highway here Monday.

Collision tips sought

The Rainy River District OPP is looking for assistance from the public.

Yesterday at 2:30 p.m., officers were advised that a white Dodge Caravan had struck a parked SUV on the 300 block of Church Street here.

The driver and passenger then fled the scene on foot.

The OPP’s Emergency Response Team (ERT), as well as the K-9 unit, searched the area with negative result.

Search still on for teen

Although the ground search for Delaine Copenace was suspended Monday, the OPP investigation into her whereabouts is continuing under the direction of Det. Insp. Randy Heida of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch.

Copenace was last seen in the evening hours of Feb. 27 in downtown Kenora.