The RNC says it has reviewed new video of Cortney Lake from before she disappeared June 7 and is asking residents and businesses on four Mount Pearl streets to review their own security video from that day.

New CCTV (closed-circuit television) footage from a residence on Wellington Crescent has been obtained by investigators in recent days. The video shows what police now believe are the last known images of Cortney Lake before all connectivity with her phone and social media discontinued.

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 3:07 p.m., LAKE was seen in CCTV footage (previously released to the media) at the Esso on Anderson Ave. Police have learned through interviews with witnesses that she spent the afternoon with friends and family and was later dropped off at her home on Wellington Crescent in Mount Pearl.

Newly obtained footage of Lake shows her walking on Wellington Crescent away from her home toward the area of Lindbergh Crescent/Ruth Ave at exactly 7:52 p.m.


The RNC is asking all residents and businesses in that area to review any CCTV camera footage they may have from shortly after 7:52 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, for Cortney Lake, primarily on the following four streets:

  • Lindbergh Crescent
  • Ruth Avenue
  • Michener Ave (and neighborhoods)
  • Old Placentia Road

At the time of her disappearance, Lake was wearing a grey parka with a pink liner (or hoody) inside, plaid shirt and black pants and wearing glasses. Lake is described as being 5’8” and 110-120lbs with light brown hair.

Investigators with RNC’s Major Crime Unit believe the circumstances around Cortney Lake’s disappearance to be suspicious in nature. The RNC will continue to release information to the public on social media using the hashtag #HelpFindCortney and encourage the public to continue to share our posts relating to this investigation.

Anyone who has information pertaining to the whereabouts of Cortney Lake is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at