Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Mom of Dead Girl Hopes 2,000 DNA Samples Lead Police to Her Killer

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Mom of Dead Girl Hopes 2,000 DNA Samples Lead Police to Her Killer

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Dead girl's mom hopes DNA leads police to killer

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GARDEN HILL FIRST NATION, Man. - The mother of a Manitoba girl found dead nearly a year ago has renewed hope that police will finally catch her killer.

RCMP is collecting up to 2,000 DNA samples from men and boys between 15 and 66 on the Garden Hill First Nation.

Teresa Robinson, who was 11, was last seen leaving a birthday party in the remote, fly-in community on May 5, 2015.

Her remains were found six days later and it was initially thought she was attacked by a bear.

RCMP later determined that although animals had likely disturbed her remains, there was no evidence to suggest they played a role in her death.

With no arrests, and no breaks in the case to date, Sandra Robinson hopes DNA will soon provide the answers she's been waiting for.

"Don't trust anybody around here, even friends because we don't know who did this," she said. …

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