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Family issues plea for answers to find missing 16-year-old Delaine Copenace

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March 8th, 2016
For Immediate Release

The intensive police and community search for missing Kenora teen Delaine Copenace is entering its 11th day. There are few leads and the teen’s family is now issuing a public plea for anyone who may have any information or who may have seen something suspicious to report it.

“This is not like my girl – she wouldn’t have just disappeared on her own,” says Delaine’s mom, Anida Ross. “Every moment she’s gone, that we don’t know anything, we are more afraid. If you know anything, please come forward. I need my baby home.”

“This case should be at the top of everyone’s mind. Delaine’s family needs our help,” says Christy Dzikowicz, Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s Director of Missing Children Services. “This child didn't just vanish. There is someone out there who knows something, and any information, no matter how small, could be the missing piece police need to bring her home.”

Delaine Copenace was with friends in downtown Kenora, when she was last seen Saturday February 27th around 6:00 p.m. She was wearing black boots, a black jacket, a “Bullet for my Valentine” t-shirt and black jeans with zippered pockets.

Anyone who lives or owns property in Kenora, Lake of the Woods and surrounding areas can help:

Please remember if you are searching that safety is of utmost importance. Volunteers should dress for the weather and avoid areas that put their personal safety at risk.

If you are a member of the media and would like to arrange an interview with one of our spokespeople please contact our communications team:

Communications, Canadian Centre for Child Protection

204-801-2979 (Cell)



About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children. The Centre’s goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to the Canadian public.

About the Child Safety Family Advocacy Division and is part of the Canadian Centre’s Child Safety and Family Advocacy Division (CSFAD). CSFAD provides support to Canadian families whose children are missing, have been recovered, or have been sexually abused and exploited. CSFAD also works with families, law enforcement and child welfare agencies to help prevent and respond to situations where a child is at risk of going missing or being sexually exploited.