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Rinelle Harper discharged from Winnipeg hospital, recovering at home

11/14/2014 09:09 EST | Updated 01/14/2015 05:59 EST
A teen who was viciously attacked almost one week ago is now recovering with her family at home in Winnipeg.

Sixteen-year-old Rinelle Harper was released from the Winnipeg’s Children's Hospital Friday afternoon.

David Harper, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) chief and a relative, said Rinelle was discharged after a series of tests Friday.

The high school student was left for dead near the Assiniboine River last weekend. Her battered body was found early last Saturday morning.

Winnipeg police said the teen was assaulted and dumped in the river. She managed to climb out of the water, only to be attacked a second time.

Two suspects have been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Twenty-year-old Justin Hudson and a 17-year-old boy, who can't be named, remain in custody.

Police also alleged the pair was involved in another sexual assault last weekend shortly after Rinelle Harper was attacked.

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