It’s been 11 days since a 16-year-old Kenora teen first went missing, now the family is pleading for the girl’s safe return.
Delaine Copenace was last seen in downtown Kenora on the evening of February 27th.
At a news conference in Kenora on Tuesday, Delanie’s mom, Anida Ross says she has never disappeared and is a homebody.
“Each day I wake up and hope and pray that today is the day we will bring my baby home.”
The search has expanded into northwest Ontario and Winnipeg, where the girl has relatives.
Family and friends say they aren’t going to stop searching until the Delaine is found.
Over the weekend, Winnipeg’s Bear Clan Patrol spent hour’s plastering the North End with missing posters.
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has also been asking people to check their yards and surrounding areas for any sign of the missing girl.
The centre’s director of missing children services Christy Dzikowicz tells Global News this disappearance is concerning for them.
“It has been from the beginning. All you have to do in our line of work is listen to the family, and this family know’s their girl. This is out of character for her.”
Copenace is described as being about five feet, eight inches tall, and 190 pounds. She has black, waist-length hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to call Ontario Provincial Police.