A news conference that was set for noon today at RNC Headquarters to discuss the Cortney Lake homicide investigation has been unexpectedly postponed.
Const. Geoff Higdon gave The Telegram no other explanation, only to say an update will be provided later.
Cortney Lake’s mother, Lisa Lake, as well as lead investigator RNC Sgt. Tom Warren, were scheduled to speak to reporters at the event.
Glenda Power, a representative of Lake's family, told The Telegram that it was Warren who requested the news conference be postponed following a meeting with the family this morning.
Lake, 24, disappeared June 7 and police believe she was murdered. The last time she was seen was when she was getting into Philip Smith’s pickup around 7:30 p.m. that night near her Mount Pearl home.
Smith’s body was found early on Nov. 1 in a wooded area behind his father’s cabin at Bellevue Beach. The 25-year-old committed suicide.
More than 40 people — including RNC officers, members of the Avalon North Wolverines, Central Avalon ground search and rescue and the Rovers Search and Rescue — took part in an extensive day-long ground search, scouring the woods where his boyd was found. However, nothing turned up as evidence in the investigation.