The family of a missing Kenora, Ont. teenager issued a public plea Tuesday for any information that could lead to her safe return.
Delaine Copenace, 16, was last seen February 27 in downtown Kenora. Her family says it is not like her character to be out of touch for this long.
“This is not like my girl — she wouldn’t have just disappeared on her own,” said 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.”
Volunteers have also been searching Winnipeg streets in hopes of finding the teen.
“This case should be at the top of everyone’s mind. Delaine’s family needs our help,” said Christy Dzikowicz with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. “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 was last seen wearing black boots, a black jacket, a “Bullet for my Valentine” T-shirt and black jeans with zippered pockets.
The public is being asked to check personal property in Kenora and the Lake of the Woods areas, including yards, and outbuildings.
The family has been using the Knox United Church in Kenora as their community search headquarters.
Anyone with information, or who comes across something suspicious, is asked to call their local police or Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.