It’s been exactly nine years since anyone last saw Tamra Keepness.
The five-year-old Aboriginal girl was last seen in her home on the 1800 block of Ottawa Street around 11 p.m. on July 5, 2004.
Despite the length of time that has passed and the many leads that have failed to pan out, Regina Police Service spokesperson Elizabeth Popowich says they have far from given up hope of finding Keepness who would now be about 14-years-old.
“We haven’t forgotten about this case and we continue to work on it every day and as information comes in,” she says. “We really want the public to remember that, Tamra’s family to remember that, and we especially want anyone who might have had a hand in her disappearance to know that we are still looking for her and them.”
The police continue to offer a $25,000 reward for any information leading to the discovery of Tamra Keepness.
They have received almost 1,700 tips on the case over the past nine years.
A small barbecue was held in a core area park in Regina on Friday to remember Keepness.
The park is located only a few blocks from the home the girl vanished from nine years ago.