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Story of Azraya Ackabee-Kokopenace

Azraya Ackabee-Kokopenace, 14, was found dead on April 17, 2016, a few days after she walked away from a Kenora, Ont., hospital.

She had been dropped off by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). A few weeks earlier, she was involved in an altercation with an OPP officer. A coroner’s report is not yet finished, but her father, Marlin Kokopenance, says he was told that she died by suicide.

For him, there are too many unanswered questions in her final hours, including why she was allowed to walk away from the hospital.


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