Memorial service held for Teresa Robinson
Published Monday, May 25, 2015 8:38PM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:56AM CST
Family and friends remembered a young girl whose life was cut short on Garden Hill First Nation with a memorial service in Winnipeg Monday evening.
Hundreds of mourners paid tribute to Teresa Robinson through gospel music and prayer at Calgary Temple on Hargrave Street.
The 11-year-old girl went missing May 5th on the first nation, about 500 kilometers northeast of Winnipeg. Partial remains were found May 11th.
Her death remains a mystery. As community members continue to search for the rest of her remains, RCMP investigate Robinson’s death as a homicide. They have not made any arrests.
At the memorial service, family members lined the stage and expressed thanks for the help, support and prayers they received.
Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations National Chief, offered words of encouragement to her family.
"To the family, remember Teresa. Even though she was young, so young, she'll have touched your hearts, your minds, your spirit, your soul. Think of her. She'll make you smile," said Bellegarde in a speech.
Robinson's funeral will be held in Garden Hill Thursday.