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Coroner determines no foul play in teen’s death


No foul play is suspected in the death of 16-year-old Delaine Copenace of Kenora.

A post mortem examination was conducted on 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 has been determined by the coroner as drowning.

Shortly after ‎8 a.m. on Tuesday, officers from the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of suspected human remains being located at the end of Water Street in Lake of the Woods in the City of Kenora.

The body was discovered by city employees.

Delaine was reported missing to the OPP on Feb. 28, 2016 and had been the subject of an active missing person investigation.

The investigation is being conducted by the OPP North West Region Crime Unit under the direction of Detective Inspector Randy Heida of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Anyone with any information that may assist in the investigation is asked to call the Kenora OPP at (807) 548-5534 or call 1-888-310-1122.

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