(KENORA, ON) – Although the ground search for Delaine COPENACE was suspended on Monday March 14, 2016, the OPP investigation into her whereabouts is continuing under the direction of Detective Inspector Randy Heida of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Delaine COPENACE was last seen in the evening hours of February 27, 2016 in downtown Kenora. 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.

A photo of a T-shirt, similar to the one Delaine was wearing is appended to this media release.  Police and family members are hoping the release of this photograph will generate further tips and information from the public.

Since the initial missing person report was received by the OPP on February 28, 2016, efforts to locate Delaine have continued and have expanded to include police, media and community partners across the country.

Citizens are being reminded to continue to check personal property, yards, outbuildings and any outdoor areas that may be frequented. If anyone should locate anything that appears to be out of the ordinary, has seen Ms. COPENACE or knows of her whereabouts, you are encouraged to immediately contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Contact: Provincial Constable Ronni Grosenick

Community Services/Media Relations

Phone: (807) 548-5534 ext.  3754

Fax: (807) 548-8381

Email: ronni.grosenick@opp.ca