(KENORA, ON) – The Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is continuing to ask for the public’s assistance in locating a 16 year old girl from Kenora who was reported missing on February 28, 2016.

Delaine COPENACE was last observed in the downtown area in the evening on February 27, 2016. She is described as First Nation, 5’10, larger build, long black hair with brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black Etnie skater type shoes, black zippered sweater, a “bullet for my valentine” T-shirt and black jeans with zippered pockets.

The search has expanded into the surrounding areas of Kenora and is continuing with the assistance of the OPP Northwest Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), OPP K9 Unit, the OPP Provincial Liaison Team (PLT), Canadian Pacific Police Service, Treaty Three Police, Lake of the Woods Search and Rescue (LOWSAR), the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and a large number of community volunteers.  Anyone who has seen COPENACE or knows of her whereabouts is asked to contact the Kenora OPP at (807) 548-5534 or call 1-888-310-1122.  

The ongoing investigation is continuing under the direction of Detective Inspector Randy Heida of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).  Since the initial report was received by the OPP, efforts to locate Delaine have also continued to expand to include police, media and community partners across the country.

The OPP and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (CCCP) are still urging people in the community to check your yards and outbuildings. In the event any members of the community find something they deem to be suspicious, they are asked not to touch the item/area and call the OPP. Any information, regardless how small should be reported to police. The public’s assistance is critical in locating Delaine.

If anyone locates anything out of the ordinary, please contact the OPP immediately at the (807) 534-5534 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222 TIPS (8477).