Winnipeg police make homicide arrest in case of missing teen

Winnipeg Police have made a homicide arrest in the case of a teen who went missing one week ago, CTV News has confirmed.

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Officers said on Sunday that they had located the body of Cooper Nemeth, bringing an end to a desperate week-long search.

Police have released no other details on the death but have scheduled a news briefing for Sunday afternoon.

Earlier Sunday morning, family members called off the hunt for Nemeth.

In a tweet, Nemeth's aunt, Laresa Sayles, said there would be no further search, and that the family would release a statement in the next few days.

There will be no search tomorrow. There will be a release from the family in the next few days. Thank you.

— Laresa Sayles (@laresasayles) February 21, 2016

Nemeth, 17, was last seen early in the morning on Feb. 14, after leaving a party in Winnipeg's Valley Gardens neighbourhood.

His disappearance prompted a massive outpouring of support and a city-wide search effort that involved hundreds of people.

On Saturday night, police appeared to narrow their focus to the same Winnipeg neighbourhood where Nemeth was last seen.

Officers gathered at an address in the area, but did not confirm if the heavy police presence was linked to the missing teen.

Forensic officers remained on scene on Sunday morning.

With files from CTV Winnipeg


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