A sweater believed to belong to Tammy Nattaway was found last month, near the two-year anniversary of the teen’s disappearance from her northern Manitoba community.
Nattaway, 16, from Garden Hill First Nation, was last seen there in July 2020. Her family filed a missing persons report, and say they know she would not run away from her fly-in community about 475 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg that has no all-season road access.
Searches have been ongoing in Garden Hill and the nearby community of Wasagamack, where the sweater was found.
“When I see that sweater, I knew it was hers,” Tammy’s mother Stephanie Harper said.
“Right away I recognized it. I felt it. I knew it was hers. It was one she would wear all the time. I felt kind of at ease when they showed it to me. Kind of a relief. It was a warm feeling. That’s how I knew it was hers.”