Terry Reilly writes song about Cort­ney Lake

‘We keep search­ing, what more can we do?’

The Southern Gazette - - NEWS - BY BETH PEN­NEY

New­found­land mu­si­cian Terry Rielly — the “Teddy Bear Man” — has com­posed a song about Cort­ney Lake.

“I like of­fer­ing my thoughts, and some­times songs, when peo­ple are go­ing through a dif­fi­cult time,” Rielly said.

Lake was last seen on June 7. Video footage shows her get­ting into a black GMC pickup truck near her home in Mount Pearl just be­fore 8 p.m. The 24-year-old has fam­ily ties to the Burin Penin­sula.

At a news con­fer­ence on June 30, RNC Const. Ge­off Higdon said that based on new ev­i­dence re­ceived, Lake’s dis­ap­pear­ance was be­ing treated as a homi­cide.

“Some peo­ple might say I have a big heart,” Rielly said. “Chances are I may have sang for this young girl once upon a time. So I thought I would sing for her again.

“I can’t imag­ine the in­cred­i­ble pain the fam­ily is go­ing through,” said Rielly. “Mu­sic has al­ways been a com­fort for me dur­ing hard times of my own. I’m hop­ing the song will pro­vide some com­fort for her fam­ily.”

Rielly posted his song, with the cap­tion “May God as­sist you in your search to­day,” on the Face­book group “Help us find Cort­ney!”

“If I can play some small role in bring­ing her home to her fam­ily and friends, it would be amaz­ing,” he said.

SCREEN GRAB

Mu­si­cian Terry Rielly has posted to Face­book a song he wrote about miss­ing St. John’s woman Cort­ney Lake.

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