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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.

She is described as a First Nation female, 5’10,” with a larger build, long black hair, and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing black Etnie skater-type shoes, a black-zippered sweater, a “Bullet for my Valentine” T-shirt, and black jeans with zippered pockets.

A photo of a T-shirt, similar to the one Copenace was wearing, has been released to the media.

Police and family members are hoping its release will generate further tips and information from the public.

Since the initial missing person report was received by the OPP on Feb. 28, efforts to locate Copenace have expanded to include police, media, and community partners across the country.

Residents are being reminded to continue to check personal property, yards, outbuildings, and any outdoor areas that may be frequented.

Anyone locating anything that appears to be out of the ordinary, has seen Copenace, or knows of her whereabouts is urged to immediately contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

You also can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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