Mar 22, 2016 @ 12:23
On Tuesday March 22, 2016, shortly after 8:00 a.m., 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 remains were discovered by city employees.
The investigation is continuing by the OPP North West Region Crime Unit under the direction of Detective Inspector Randy Heida of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB). The OPP Forensic Identification Services Unit (FISU) is also on scene and is assisting.
The deceased has been identified as 16-year-old Delaine Copenace of Kenora. Delaine was reported missing to the OPP on February 28, 2016, and has been the subject of an active missing person investigation.
The Coroner attended the scene and a post-mortem examination has been ordered. The examination will take place at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Services located in Toronto at a date to be determined.
Further details will be provided as they become available and as the investigation continues.