Murder of Alfreda Pike, The

DESCRIPTION: Out walking, Alfreda Pike, sixteen, is overtaken and her throat is cut. If the murderer is found he'll be lynched. Alfreda is buried at Harbour Grace.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: homicide burial
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Jan 5, 1870 - murder of Alfreda Pike in Harbour Grace by Constable Furey
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peacock, pp. 821-822, "The Murder of Alfreda Pike" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9810
RECORDINGS:
George Decker, "The Murder of Alfreda Pike" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
NOTES: Constable Furey, who had been involved in the murder investigation, made a death-bed confession, more than 50 years later. Evidence of the confession was lost until revealed in a book by Jack Fitzgerald published in 1997. Source is an excerpt from The Hangman is Never Late by Jack Fitzgerald on the Creative Book Publishing site. Creative Book Publishing is in St. John's, Newfoundland - BS
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File: Pea821

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