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Statement from George and Melinda Wood, parents of Christine

April 10, 2017
For Immediate Release

“After the most difficult eight months of our lives, we’re now mourning the loss of our beautiful daughter. We are heartbroken and overwhelmed – we never imagined life without our Christine.

We want to thank our family, friends and all the people, both in Winnipeg and at home in Oxford House, who have supported us and searched for Christine all these months. The love and kindness we have experienced has helped carry our family through this terrible time. We are grateful for the Winnipeg Police Service’s efforts to find our daughter and are hopeful for some form of justice.

At this time, we ask for privacy as we try to come to terms with the loss of our sweet girl, Christine.”

A public vigil is being planned for Wednesday, April 12, here in Winnipeg. The family will be attending. We will be providing details as they come together and we would be very grateful to see as much support for this family as possible.

All media inquiries can be directed to:
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 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.

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