The funeral of Victoria Head, who was murdered on Nov. 11, will take place tomorrow morning. Head, who was living in St. John’s is originally from Placentia.
The 36-year-old’s murder sparked outrage in the community after her body was found near O’Brien’s Farm in St. John’s.
“She did nothing to bring this on herself … We’re at a bit of a loss for words. We’re incredibly sad to hear about another incredible woman who has been murdered and lost in our province,” said Heather Jarvis of Safe Harbour Outreach Project in reaction to the news of Head’s death.
“Many people are grieving. … We know that she was loved by so many. ... Our thoughts and our condolences go out to her family and friends.”
Jarvis said this province has “staggering” rates of violence against women and girls.
Of the 217,900 women over the age of 15 living in Newfoundland and Labrador, approximately 108,950 — one in two — will experience at least one incident of sexual or physical violence throughout their lifetime. Only 10 per cent (10,895) of these women will report this victimization to police.
Head is the third woman to have been murdered in this province in six months. Cortney Lake, 24, of Mount Pearl, (June 7) and Ryanna Grywacheski, 18, of Marystown (Sept. 16) were the others.
Her funeral will take place at 10 a.m. at Caul’s Funeral Home.
Head leaves to mourn her daughter, parents, a sister and three brothers and her longtime boyfriend.
— with files from Rosie Mullaley