Terry Reilly writes song about Cortney Lake
‘We keep searching, what more can we do?’
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.
Musician Terry Rielly has posted to Facebook a song he wrote about missing St. John’s woman Cortney Lake.