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Monday marks year since Tina Fontaine’s body pulled from Winnipeg river

Tina Fontaine was 15 years old when she disappeared. Her body was found in the Red River in Winnipeg one year ago. Winnipeg Police Service handout / The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG — Monday marks one year since 15-year-old Tina Fontaine’s body was pulled out of a Winnipeg river.

The teenage girl was found dead, wrapped in a plastic bag, in the Red River last summer. Her killer has still not been found.

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Fontaine’s death sparked international headlines and triggered a movement called Drag the Red, in which volunteers search the Red River for clues in cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Friends and family unveiled Fontaine’s headstone Monday at the place where she’s buried in Sagkeeng First Nation.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tina Fontaine’s headstone unveiling:

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Loved ones of Tina Fontaine gathered as her headstone was unveiled on Monday. Lauren McNabb / Global News
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Tina Fontaine's headstone was unveiled on Monday afternoon, a year after her body was discovered. Lauren McNabb / Global News
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A large crowd gathered at the unveiling of Tina Fontaine's headstone, a year after her body was discovered. Lauren McNabb / Global News

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A memorial feast at the Catholic church in the community will also take place.

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