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Story of Leah Anderson

Leah Anderson belonged to the Cree community of Gods Lake Narrows in Northern Manitoba. Leah went missing after she had left home to go skating with friends at the local arena the night of January 4th, 2013.

When she didn’t return home that night, her family assumed that she had stayed overnight with friends. When Leah didn’t arrive home the next day, or call to inform her family of her whereabouts, they realized that something was wrong.

The community as a whole banded together to search for her. Leah was 15 years old when her beaten, disfigured body was found on January 6th, 2013, along a snowmobile trail on the reserve.

Found alongside her body were her skates and the bag that she had left home with. No suspect has been found in her case. The family believes that much of the evidence that could have brought answers was destroyed during the snowfall that occurred during the time that Leah was missing.


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