Manitoba

Teen's disappearance remains unsolved, 9 years on

Nine years after a 16-year-old girl went missing in Winnipeg, her father says he is starting to lose hope that she'll be found alive.

Sunshine Wood was last seen outside Winnipeg hotel in 2004

Nine years after a 16-year-old girl went missing in Winnipeg, her father says he is starting to lose hope that she'll be found alive.

Sunshine Wood was last seen on Feb. 20, 2004, outside the St. Regis Hotel in downtown Winnipeg.

Sunshine Wood, 16, was last seen outside a downtown Winnipeg hotel on Feb. 20, 2004. (Family photo)

At the time, police said it seemed out of character for Wood to run away. The teen had moved from Gods River, Man., to attend high school in the capital city.

"Personally, I'm starting to lose hope and I'm starting to believe I will never see my daughter alive again," her father Anthony Wood told CBC News on Wednesday.

Nine years on, Wood's disappearance remains an active case. It is one of eight missing-persons cases being investigated by a police task force known as Project Devote.

Anthony Wood is pleading for anyone to come forward with any information they may have about his daughter.

Lindsay Lobb of MissingKids.ca, a program that is part of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, says even the smallest tip can help.

"Any piece of information, no matter how small, could be critical," Lobb said in an email.

Anyone with information on Sunshine Wood is asked to contact Project Devote investigators at 1-888-673-3316 or visit MissingKids.ca.

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