August 20, 2014 3:00 pm

Winnipeg police go door-to-door seeking answers in teen’s death

Police on Langside Street in Winnipeg, investigating the death of Tina Fontaine, on Wednesday August 20, 2014

Randall Paull

WINNIPEG – Police went door-to-door in a Winnipeg neighbourhood Wednesday, asking residents for information about murder victim Tina Fontaine.

Officers were seen canvassing streets in the West End, seeking any clues about the disappearance of the 15-year-old girl. She was last seen August 8th, and found wrapped in a bag in the Red River downtown Sunday.

Fontaine, from Sagkeeng First Nation, had only been in Winnipeg about a month and was in the care of Child and Family Services.

Tina Fontaine

Winnipeg Police Service handout / Global News

“We have a team of 8 detectives in the area, these detectives are knocking on doors,” Cst. Jason Michalyshen said Wednesday. “They’re canvassing, and they’re speaking to members of this particular community.”

Police have no suspects so far in the slaying, and have appealed for help from the public piecing together Fontaine’s final hours.

“We have received some great information. Approximately 5-10 calls a day we’re receiving,” Michalyshen said.

Police on Langside Street in Winnipeg, investigating the death of Tina Fontaine, on Wednesday August 20, 2014

Randall Paull

 

 

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