Body of First Nations girl, 15, pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River‎, found in bag

The body pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River Sunday has been identified by police as a First Nations girl who had been missing for over a week and her death is being investigated by homicide detectives.

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The body pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River Sunday has been identified by police as an Indigenous girl who had been missing for over a week and her death is being investigated by homicide detectives.
Tina Fontaine was first reported missing August 9. She was last seen in a downtown area of Winnipeg on August 8.
Fontaine is from the Sagkeeng First Nation and had been in Winnipeg for a month.
At that time police said she was wearing a white T-shirt and pink and white running shoes.
On Sunday, police were called to the Alexander Docks at about 1:30 p.m.
Police said Fontaine was found in a bag in the river.
The Alexander docks are located in the downtown area of the city.
Her family has been notified.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact homicide detectives at 204-986-6508.

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