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Author Topic: Dorothy Ann Woods (Carter), 45, Saskatoon, SK, missing November 12, 2011  (Read 15978 times)

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http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=1fc24e10-e9fa-4032-89f5-fdbb6658bb37

'Person of interest' investigated in Dorothy Woods disappearance
Jeremy Warren, The StarPhoenix
Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Friends and family of Dorothy Woods continue to search for the missing Saskatoon woman while Saskatoon police investigate a "person of interest" who was arrested on unrelated firearms charges.

Major crimes investigators have interviewed a 49-year-old man who they consider a person of interest in the suspicious disappearance of Woods, 45. The married mother of two was last seen leaving her home in the early morning of Nov. 12 and she has yet to contact family or friends.

The man appeared in Saskatoon provincial court Monday to face numerous firearms charges and charges related to uttering threats in separate incidents. He was remanded and appears in court again today.

The man's address in court documents is the same as Woods's Riel Crescent home, where she also ran the Artsy Fartsy Daycare. He was arrested and charged on Friday. Investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence and searched it on Friday and Saturday.

It's unclear why a search warrant was required for Woods's own home.

"For whatever reasons, our investigators required warrants," police spokesperson Alyson Edwards said.

Police seized four guns from the home, including a Winchester 12-gauge shotgun, a Davenport 10-gauge shotgun, an FN rifle and a CVA Apollo .50-calibre Muzzleloader, according to court documents. Charges range from unsafe storage of a firearm to possessing unlicensed firearms.

The charges of uttering threats stem from incidents involving two city men, with one incident happening on Nov. 15 and the second sometime between Nov. 6 and 16.

The major crimes unit is investigating the suspicious disappearance, which is unusual for a missing person case, Edwards said.

"Major crimes became involved early on when it became clear after speaking with friends and family that this is not typical behaviour for Dorothy Woods," Edwards said.

The person of interest was being interviewed about Woods and the threats when he was arrested on the firearms charges, Edwards said. Police are now interviewing new people and reinterviewing people.

Friends and family of Woods, who is an active member of the local roller derby community, have been door knocking throughout city neighbourhoods and distributing "missing" flyers in an organized effort to find her. Friends are taking the flyers to work, on trips outside the city and posting them in businesses.

Frank and Lawrence Carter, who are Woods's brothers, were in Prince Albert on Monday distributing the flyers.

"We're focused on finding our sister," Frank said.

The brothers praised the efforts of everybody who has helped search for Woods.

"Everybody's going hard and we appreciate that," Frank said. "We're dealing with the situation the best way we can and we're hoping for a positive outcome."

Police investigators appreciate the organized search effort headed by Woods's family and friends, Edwards said.

"It's by talking about it and getting information out there that we might become aware of information we didn't have be-fore," she said. "We need as much assistance from the public as possible."

Edwards said the up-dated "last seen" time was due to an error in the first news release about Woods, which said she was last seen leaving her home in the early morning of Nov. 11. Woods was reported missing earlier last week.

Investigators believe there has been no evidence yet to suggest Woods left Saskatoon.

"We have not had any information to indicate she has left town or is visiting another city," Ed-wards said.

Anyone with information about Woods or her disappearance is asked to call police at 975-8300.

jjwarren@ thestarphoenix.com

Twitter.com/ WaywardReporter

© The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon) 2011

« Last Edit: February 28, 2012, 09:12:19 AM by debbiec »

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Re: Dorothy Ann Woods (Carter), 45, Saskatoon, SK, missing November 12, 2011
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 01:05:21 PM »
There is quite a bit of coverage on this missing person in Saskatchewan, if people can help add some media stories that would be helpful!

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Re: Dorothy Ann Woods (Carter), 45, Saskatoon, SK, missing November 12, 2011
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011, 01:10:20 PM »

Dorothy Woods is pictured below.

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Re: Dorothy Ann Woods (Carter), 45, Saskatoon, SK, missing November 12, 2011
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2011, 01:27:53 PM »
http://www.cjme.com/story/saskatoon-police-seize-computer-woods-home/33115

Saskatoon police seize computer from Woods' home
Social media being used in search for the 45-year-old mother
Reported by Bre McAdam
First Posted: Nov 23, 2011 8:42am | Last Updated: Nov 23, 2011 10:19am
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Saskatoon police seized a computer from Dorothy Woods’ home on Riel Crescent after acting on a search warrant on Tuesday morning.

This comes after 49-year-old David Woods was deemed a person of interest in the case of his missing wife Dorothy.

David made his second court appearance, also on Tuesday, on charges unrelated to 45-year-old Dorothy Woods’ disappearance.

He was charged over the weekend after police searched his Saskatoon home and found unlicensed guns.

He was also charged with uttering death threats to two Saskatoon men earlier this month.

Woods was released on bail Tuesday under a number of conditions, including having no firearms, alcohol or contact with three people. His next court appearance is slated for Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m.

Dorothy Woods has been missing since Nov. 12. Police are calling her disappearance suspicious.

Social media used to help search for Woods

Friends and family of missing Saskatoon woman Dorothy Woods are using Facebook to share information, organize searches and console one another.

The Facebook page "Let's Find Dot" has almost 500 members and hundreds of postings, and started as a way to keep track of which businesses had been given missing person flyers.

It has since become a way for users to share news articles and reminisce about Woods.

One group user wrote "Dot Is A Great Person With The Biggest Heart... She Would Do The Same For Any One Of Her Friends... We Just Want Her To Come Home."

Using social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter emerged as a trend of taking missing persons cases online.

Pages were created for high profile missing persons in Sask. such as Carol King and Rob Vicente. Organizations such as Child Find Sask. also keep active social media accounts.

Meanwhile Dorothy Woods’ case is being exposed to a larger audience via celebrity Twitter accounts.

Shannon Tweed, who has family ties to Saskatoon, has retweeted about Woods' disappearance to her followers. Tweed’s Twitter account has nearly 200,000 followers.

Woods had previously posted photos of herself on Facebook with Tweed’s husband Gene Simmons.

Facebook user Gina Layna Licken Bailey posted in the group “Let’s Find Dot!” that Tweed’s son Nick has also posted it in both his Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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Re: Dorothy Ann Woods (Carter), 45, Saskatoon, SK, missing November 12, 2011
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2011, 01:39:55 PM »
Okay, I see that this woman is missing.  She ran a daycare from her home.  And it had unregistered  guns in it, as well as her husband who likes to give out death threats, and drinks alot..
Adding it all up, this is not looking good for Dorothy. She must have silently suffered and   lived through alot with him.

And then there is  the small question of licensing this home for a day care in the first place, with this dangerous man living there.


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Re: Dorothy Ann Woods (Carter), 45, Saskatoon, SK, missing November 12, 2011
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2011, 02:20:40 PM »
There's a problem with dayhomes in that they are not monitored regularly. Also when they are to be visited, the day home owner is forewarned. Licenses are required for more than 5 children, I believe. She may have been a very good provider, but the guns and a man like her husband are certainly issues. Unfortunately most places are short of dayhomes and pretty well anyone is welcome to start one. A situation like this will cause some inspections to be done for awhile.

I hope they find Dorothy alive.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2011, 02:25:58 PM by SAP »

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Re: Dorothy Ann Woods (Carter), 45, Saskatoon, SK, missing November 12, 2011
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2011, 02:28:05 PM »
Wondering did it in fact state that the day care was actually in her Home?  I am not sure on that.  Tons of people actually have unregisterd guns actual, like a gun handed down from grandfather to grandson etc. Not to say everyone who has an unregistered gun is bad.  Off the top of my head I probably can count about fifteen people I know.  Lots of older hunters figure the registry is hogwash and never bothered I believe.  These weren't hand guns they were rifles right. 

This is scarey. wondering why the husband didn't get the guns etc out of the house when she first went missing, thats what I would do , then let them search the house. jmo

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Re: Dorothy Ann Woods (Carter), 45, Saskatoon, SK, missing November 12, 2011
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2011, 02:44:22 PM »
Quote: The man's address in court documents is the same as Woods's Riel Crescent home, where she also ran the Artsy Fartsy Daycare. He was arrested and charged on Friday. Investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence and searched it on Friday and Saturday.

It's unclear why a search warrant was required for Woods's own home.

"For whatever reasons, our investigators required warrants," police spokesperson Alyson Edwards said.

Police seized four guns from the home, including a Winchester 12-gauge shotgun, a Davenport 10-gauge shotgun, an FN rifle and a CVA Apollo .50-calibre Muzzleloader, according to court documents. Charges range from unsafe storage of a firearm to possessing unlicensed firearms.unquote

I hope Dot is safely found.

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Re: Dorothy Ann Woods (Carter), 45, Saskatoon, SK, missing November 12, 2011
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2011, 03:08:53 PM »
ah thanks JB i missed that that she did run the daycare from her home thanks for posting that info again for me much appreciated.

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Re: Dorothy Ann Woods (Carter), 45, Saskatoon, SK, missing November 12, 2011
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2011, 03:21:56 PM »
JB yep they are all rifles.  One is an antique.  LOL I do police combat training would have loved to see the muzzle loader.  I think they are all innocent enough guns, not like the ones punks are running around shooting people with.  Not to say they were not used of illegal purposes.  But I think this fellow had them for years and years

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Re: Dorothy Ann Woods (Carter), 45, Saskatoon, SK, missing November 12, 2011
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2011, 04:11:21 PM »
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2011/11/24/sk-woods-96-hours-1124.html

Woman not reported missing for 4 days, police say
CBC News Posted: Nov 24, 2011 1:28 PM CST Last Updated: Nov 24, 2011 1:20 PM CST
 
Saskatoon Police investigating the disappearance of a Saskatoon woman are focusing on a 96-hour period between when she was last seen and when a family member reported her missing.

Police are attempting to trace the actions of Dorothy Ann Woods, called Dot by her friends, who was last seen outside her home on Riel Crescent on Remembrance Day.

They told CBC News that there was a four-day gap between that sighting and when they were told about her disappearance.

"Investigators really became alerted early the following week. Around Nov. 16, I believe," said Cst. TishaRae Stonehouse.

Stonehouse confirmed that an immediate family member reported the disappearance, but wouldn't say which one. Woods, 45, has a husband and two children — a teenage daughter and a pre-teen son.

When Woods was seen close to midnight on Nov. 11, she was wearing straight-legged black jeans and a black v-neck sweater. Stonehouse would not discuss whether there has been activity with Woods' bank account, credit cards or cell phone.

Stonehouse said that 96-hour gap is critical to learning what happened to Woods.

"To trace back, as far as they can, her whereabouts after that last known, immediate family sighting," she said.

Police have also spoken to a man they are calling a person of interest in the case.

As well, Woods' friends are going door to door hoping to find clues to her whereabouts.

They say the disappearance is uncharacteristic of the outgoing woman, who played in a roller derby league and ran a daycare.

NOTE:  There is a picture with this story, someone can upload! Sorry my limited tech skills.

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Re: Dorothy Ann Woods (Carter), 45, Saskatoon, SK, missing November 12, 2011
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2011, 04:22:43 PM »
woah four days, werent her husband and kids worried wonder did they phone around, doesnt sound like it or her sibblings etc would have gotten concerned before that if it was unusual for her to be away with no one worrring where she was.  Has it said the last known time or place she was seen I couldnt narrow it down?


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Re: Dorothy Ann Woods (Carter), 45, Saskatoon, SK, missing November 12, 2011
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2011, 12:45:42 AM »
http://ckom.com/story/candle-light-vigil-be-held-dorothy-woods/33492

There is a Vigil for Dorothy Ann Woods (Carter), Nov 26/11, 6pm, Saskatoon, SK.

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Re: Dorothy Ann Woods (Carter), 45, Saskatoon, SK, missing November 12, 2011
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2011, 11:03:21 PM »
http://cjme.com/story/photos-candlelight-vigil-dorothy-woods/33645
Thanks raisinpie
Just came across this now.. The vigal has just been posted on the internet.
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Candlelight vigil for Dorothy Woods in Saskatoon
 

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Candlelight vigil for Dorothy Woods in Saskatoon
 
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About a hundred gathered in Kiwanis Park to show support and muster hope for missing Saskatoon woman
 


Reported by Jared Knoll
 
First Posted: Nov 26, 2011 7:42pm | Last Updated: Nov 26, 2011 9:36pm

A candlelight vigil for Dorothy Woods was held at the Vimy Memorial in Saskatoon's Kiwanis Park on Saturday night, to support the missing woman's friends and family, and send a message of hope.

Woods' brothers Frank and Lawrence Carter were there, and both spoke to thank everyone for coming out, encourage people to keep searching and putting up posters, and struggled against visibly intense emotions to maintain a level of hope and optimism.

Frank Carter focused on his excitement at how powerful the drive has been to get his sister's name and face out in the public eye.

"It's been incredible, every business that's put up posters," said Frank.

"Everywhere you drive in the city you're seeing [them]."

He was overjoyed that people in both Regina and Prince Albert were putting them up.

But if he could speak to Dorothy now, he would have one very simple message.

"Dorothy just come home, everybody really misses you," he said.

 We'll get together and have a good Christmas meal."

Lawrence Carter was happy to see so many people out in support "to get his sister home safe and sound".

"Help from the roller girls has been tremendous at this difficult and trying time."

Frank and Lawrence both asked people to contact the city police if they have any information about Woods' location, by contacting Saskatoon police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Woods was last seen in the early hours of Nov. 12 and was reported missing three days earlier.

Police spokesperson Alyson Edwards has called the case "very sensitive", and Woods' husband David has been deemed a person of interest. Unlicensed guns and a computer were seized from their Saskatoon home, and he has been in court twice since his wife's disappearance on unrelated charges.

 

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