RCMP treating death of 11 year-old Garden Hill First Nation girl as homicide

Robinson was missing before it was reported to RCMP

APTN National News
WINNIPEG—Manitoba RCMP says it is treating as a homicide the death of an 11 year-old Garden Hill First Nation girl whose body was discovered by community members after a search.

The RCMP says in a statement that the body of Teresa Casandra Robinson had been “disturbed” by animals, but they believed that was not the cause of death. The statement, from the Island Lake RCMP detachment, said investigators were unable to make a “positive identification” of the body, but “police and the community” believe it to be Robinson.

The body is undergoing an autopsy.

The RCMP said Robinson was reported missing on May 11, the same day the body was discovered. The statement said she had gone missing before police received the report.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.