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Missing Native girl, siblings had been taken from family

A five-year-old Native girl who has been missing for a month had been taken away from her family by the Saskatchewan government, a tribal leader said.

Guy Lonechild, a vice-chief with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, said he learned that Tamra Keepness and her siblings were in the province's care. Shortly after the government returned the children to the family, Tamra went missing, he said.

Lorena Keepness, the girl's mother, refused to comment to CBC News. Other family members confirmed the information but another denied it, CBC said.

Tamra was last seen at her family's home in Regina the night of July 5. Police have no major leads in the case.

Get the Story:
New questions in Keepness case (CBC 8/4)
Tamra recently in gov't care: chief (The Regina Leader-Post 8/5)

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