Nina Napope Dumais Death – Two adults have been charged by the Edmonton Police Service in connection with the death of Nina Napope Dumais, an eight-year-old girl. On the early evening of Monday, April 24, 2023, a call came in about a child at a home near 87 Avenue and 165 Street. West Branch patrol officers went there to check on the kid. Members couldn’t find the child when they got there, so they started looking for her.
Since there were a lot of strange things going on, the Homicide Section took over the case the next morning. At this point, Nina Napope Dumais, the 8-year-old girl has not been found, and it is believed that she is dead. Since then, multiple EPS units have been called in and are working closely with other agencies, like the RCMP, to find her and figure out what happened to her.
A search is being put together outside of the city right now. On Thursday, April 27, 2023, an adult woman and an adult man were caught in connection with the death of the child. The 27-year-old woman was accused of first-degree murder and treating a dead person with disrespect.
The 66-year-old man was accused of being an accomplice to first-degree murder and treating a dead person with disrespect. At this time, the names of the adults are being kept secret to protect the identities of other children who are related to the person who died. Nina knew both of the suspects. Because the investigation is still going on, this is all the information that can be shared at this time. More information will be released when become available.
“This was a fluid and fast-moving investigation, and we’d like to thank the family for their cooperation as they navigate this tragic and unfathomable loss,” says Staff Sergeant Colin Leathem with EPS Homicide Section. “We would also like to thank our external agency partners, in particular the RCMP, who immediately came forward to assist.”
Obituary and Funeral arrangements for Nina Napope Dumais have not been made by the family.
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