August 21, 2014 12:02 pm
Updated: August 21, 2014 12:09 pm

Investigation into girl’s death uncovers deep concern, police say

Tina Fontaine's body was found wrapped in plastic and dumped in the Red River.

Winnipeg Police Service handout / Global News

WINNIPEG – The death of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine has hit Winnipeggers hard, but the investigation is going well, police say.

“Things are going slowly but in the right direction,” Const. Jason Michalyshen said at a media briefing Thursday morning.

The body of Fontaine, who went missing Aug. 9 after she left her foster home, was found in a plastic bag in the Red River on Sunday.

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Police out canvassing in the Ellice Avenue and Langside Street area on Wednesday received a “great response,” he said.

“It has hit people really hard,” he said, and a lot of people police spoke to “were really emotional.”

The response on social media has shown the people are angry and upset, he said.

“We are seeing a lot of positive responses to some really simple tweets,” Michalyshen said about feedback on Twitter.

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