How Winnipeg police conduct a missing persons investigation into the disappearance of Christine Wood will become the test case for the recently announced Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Inquiry.
Winnipeg will be the stand-in for all police departments across Canada in similar investigations. And so far, the example is not good.
Here's where we would normally give the background to the case. The known facts. Except that the "known facts" in the disappearance of Christine Wood keep changing from week to week. And the police have been no help in keeping the public informed. In fact, they're partly responsible for the confusion.
Nevertheless, here's what we know culled from various news accounts.
* 21-year-old Christine Wood was in Winnipeg with her parents to accompany a relative wh…