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Timeline of Winnipeg teen Cooper Nemeth’s disappearance

Police searching for missing Winnipeg teen Cooper Nemeth

WINNIPEG — The police have found the body of missing Winnipeg teenager, Cooper Nemeth. The 17-year-old went missing after heading to a house party in North Kildonan on the evening of Feb. 13.

Family, friends and volunteers scoured the streets of Winnipeg all week in an attempt to find Nemeth. But on Saturday evening, family members called off the hunt for the teen, after his body was found in a bin outside a house in Valley Gardens.

READ MORE: Winnipeg man charged in Cooper Nemeth homicide was on probation

On Sunday police arrested 22-year-old Nicholas Bell-Wright in connection to Nemeth’s homicide. Bell-Wright made his first court appearance Monday morning, and according to court documents, was on parole at the time of Nemeth’s murder.

READ MORE: GoFundMe page set up in honour of Cooper Nemeth

Timeline of Nemeth’s disappearance and homicide arrest

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Cooper James Nemeth was last seen Sunday morning.  Police are searching for two witnesses in the case.
Cooper James Nemeth was last seen Sunday morning. Police are searching for two witnesses in the case. Global News
Volunteers prepare to hit the streets to search for Cooper James Nemeth on Tuesday.
Volunteers prepare to hit the streets to search for Cooper James Nemeth on Tuesday. Talia Ricci / Global News
Winnipeg police searched through Robin's Donuts surveillance footage in the hopes of seeing Cooper James Nemeth.
Winnipeg police searched through Robin's Donuts surveillance footage in the hopes of seeing Cooper James Nemeth. Lorraine Nickel / Global News
Over 300 family, friends and strangers searched for Nemeth in St.Boniface and Transcona on Thursday.
Over 300 family, friends and strangers searched for Nemeth in St.Boniface and Transcona on Thursday.
Canvasser Lindel Page handing out posters of Nemeth in Lorette on Friday.
Canvasser Lindel Page handing out posters of Nemeth in Lorette on Friday.
Winnipeg police are executing a search warrant at a home in Valley Gardens Friday afternoon.
Winnipeg police are executing a search warrant at a home in Valley Gardens Friday afternoon.
Officers were closely investigating a grey older model Cadillac at 15 Treger Bay. It was towed away from the property shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday.
Officers were closely investigating a grey older model Cadillac at 15 Treger Bay. It was towed away from the property shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday.
Winnipeg police are executing a search warrant at a home in Valley Gardens. Friday afternoon.
Winnipeg police are executing a search warrant at a home in Valley Gardens. Friday afternoon.
Police officers block off several homes in Valley Gardens in Winnipeg Saturday evening.
Police officers block off several homes in Valley Gardens in Winnipeg Saturday evening.
Police continuing the homicide investigation on Bayne Cres, on Sunday morning. This is where Cooper Nemeth's body was found:.
Police continuing the homicide investigation on Bayne Cres, on Sunday morning. This is where Cooper Nemeth's body was found:.
Police continuing the homicide investigation on Bayne Cres, on Sunday morning. This is where Cooper Nemeth's body was found:.
Police continuing the homicide investigation on Bayne Cres, on Sunday morning. This is where Cooper Nemeth's body was found:.
Police continuing the homicide investigation on Bayne Cres, on Sunday morning. This is where Cooper Nemeth's body was found:.
Police continuing the homicide investigation on Bayne Cres, on Sunday morning. This is where Cooper Nemeth's body was found:.

 

Missing children in Manitoba

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection said Winnipeg police receive an average of 3,000 to 4,000 reports of missing kids per year, which includes runaways, repeat incidents and those found.

Winnipeg police say four out of five missing persons reports they receive every month involve kids in the care of Manitoba Child and Family Services.

A report prepared for the city’s police board in September of 2015 said officers deal with an average of about 550 missing persons reports a month. Of those, 83 per cent involve kids in government care and 71 per cent are female.

READ MORE: Majority of missing persons are CFS wards: Winnipeg police

Another police report prepared for the same board meeting shows the top 19 addresses associated with missing persons reports are Child and Family Services facilities.

Federal government statistics show Manitoba had the highest number of missing persons reports involving children and youth per capita in Canada in 2014. There were just over 6,400 missing persons reports involving young people – nearly twice that of Saskatchewan and Alberta.

With files from the Canadian Press

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