Left in the dark Jenaya Wapemooses family still looking for answers six

Regina Police Service Six months after Jenaya Wapemoose was last seen, her sister is no closer to knowing what happened but tries to stay optimistic.“I’m just left in the dark waiting for her or waiting for answers,” Jackie Wapemoose said in an interview Tuesday. “The days and the months keep passing and I don’t know. I just don’t want to lose hope.”Jenaya, 22, is originally from Cowessess First Nation but has been living in Regina since she was 10 years old. She was last seen on the 1800 block of Ottawa Street on March 10. and no one has heard from her through her regular social media channels since April 7, according to the family. The Regina Police Service said she was reported missing on May 7.On June 27, RPS said the case was being considered suspicious based on evidence gathered during an “extensive investigation.”In the first couple of months after Jenaya went missing, Jackie said family and friends hung up many posters around Regina, and she estimated around 50 people called her with tips on where Jenaya might be. She passed along the information to police, but said the leads didn’t reveal anything. She hasn’t received any new tips in months.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“I feel like everything is pointing like she is gone, but I keep telling myself she’s stronger than that and I know she would fight to stay here, fight to be alive,” said Jackie. “I just want them to find her. I feel like truly she’s still here alive. I don’t want to think something bad happened to her.” Jenaya Mary Wapemoose. Jackie Wapemoose hugs another woman a gathering to form search parties for her sister Jenaya Wapemoose, a 22-year-old woman who has been missing since March 10th. Beginning at the Esso station on Albert Street and 7th Avenue groups fanned out to put up posters and information. To keep people on the lookout for Jenaya, Jackie has continued to hang up posters in Regina.She has also been doing some fundraising so she can travel to other cities like Moose Jaw and Winnipeg to put up posters and talk with people there as well.“I just feel like people are forgetting about it, forgetting about her, and I don’t want that to happen,” she said. “That’s all we can do, is just mention her name, and hopefully somebody will come forward … I’ve just got to keep trying because I don’t want to give up.”In her most recent contact with RPS a week ago, Jackie said she was told police were still working on the case and that there were still a few people they were trying to contact.Jenaya is described as female, Indigenous, five feet four inches tall, 130 pounds, thin build with shoulder-length light brown, wavy hair and brown eyes. Noticeable markings include a tattoo of stars on her neck.Police encourage anyone with information to call the RPS at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post lgiesbrecht@postmedia.com

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