Family issues plea for answers to find missing 16-year-old Delaine Copenace
Any information could help #finddelaine
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:
- Check personal property, yards, around property and outbuildings
- If you find anything suspicious, immediately call local police or OPP at 1-888-310-1122
- If you can spare time or resources to help in the search, report to the community search headquarters: Knox United Church, 116 Fifth Avenue South, Kenora
- Share this MissingKidsALERT though email and social media using #finddelaine
Please remember if you are searching that safety is of utmost importance. Volunteers should avoid areas that put their personal safety at risk.
For more information or to arrange an interview contact:
Communications, Canadian Centre for Child Protection
About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety and protection of children. Our goal is to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, assist in the location of missing children and to prevent child victimization.
About the Child Safety Family Advocacy Division and MissingKids.ca: MissingKids.ca 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.