February 4, 2016 8:57 am

RCMP taking DNA samples in connection to Teresa Robinson’s homicide

RCMP are collecting DNA samples from men aged 15 to 66 on Garden Hill First Nation, in connection to Teresa Robinson's death.

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WINNIPEG — RCMP are taking DNA samples from men in a northern Manitoba community, in connection to the death of 11-year-old Teresa Robinson.

Robinson was found dead in a forested area of Garden Hill First Nation on May 11. Community members originally said it appeared a bear had mauled the young girl who was missing for six days.

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RCMP announced on May 15 that foul play was suspected and Robinson’s death was being investigated as a homicide.

Officers are now collecting DNA samples from men aged 15 to 66 on Garden Hill First Nation. RCMP said it’s on a voluntary basis at this time.

“While we are not in a position to discuss all the specifics of this ongoing case, we can confirm that our investigators have collected DNA samples from males of Garden Hill First Nation as one of several techniques used by officers assigned to the case,” RCMP said.

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There haven’t been any arrests made. RCMP said they are using all available resources in order to solve “this horrible crime and bring closure to the family and community.”

 

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