BR Fontaine Sister Missing – CP

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Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Apr 4, 2017

WINNIPEG – R-C-M-P in Manitoba are still looking for the missing younger sister of Tina Fontaine, an indigenous Manitoba girl whose body was found in the Red River in 2014.

Sarah Fontaine has been missing since last week and her great-aunt says the 16-year-old has been struggling to deal with the family’s tragedies.

Thelma Favel (FAY’-vull) says Sarah has been reeling from the violent killings of sister, her father, and — more recently — an aunt.

Favel says Sarah asked her why the Fontaine family had seen so many murders.

She says she just wants Sarah to be found safe.

Tina Fontaine was 15 when her body, wrapped in a plastic bag, was pulled from the river.

The death shocked Winnipeg, and prompted renewed calls for an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.

The girls’ father, Eugene Fontaine, was beaten to death in 2011.

Last month, the girls’ cousin, Jeanenne Fontaine, died after being shot in the back of the head in a Winnipeg house that was set on fire.

(The Canadian Press)

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