Police spokesperson Alyson Edwards has confirmed that the man charged with Woods’ murder, like David Woods, also had previous firearms charges.
“What I can say is earlier on in the investigation I did release publicly that we had a 49-year-old male person of interest in the case, and it is that person of interest we have charged with murder,” said Edwards.
Police located human remains on Wednesday near Blackstrap Lake; the remains were recovered and the autopsy was done on Friday with the assistance of the office of the chief coroner and a forensic anthropologist. They were able to identify the remains as those of Dorothy Ann Woods.
She left behind two children, a grieving family, her daycare business, and a tight-knit roller derby community.
Woods was reported missing after last being seen at her home in the early morning hours of Nov. 12, 2011. Early in the investigation warrants were executed on their Riel Crescent home resulting in a number of items being seized.
Woods’ neighbours react
Darlene Gray lives two houses down from Woods’ residence at 19 Riel Crescent. She called the street a close knit community with block parties and garage sales in the summer.
Gray said her kids would often play with Woods’ kids, and her husband would sit next to Woods’ husband.
Kay Zado, who lived on the street for 30 years, said she never saw the Woods family all that much.
Zado added that Woods’ husband has been living in the house without their children.
Hope had held out
Even up to this week, friends and family of Dorothy Woods were still optimistic that she would come home, or that they would find her.
Sandy Lukowich, a friend of Woods, is in complete shock over the news.
“She loved life, she loved everybody that was in her life.” she said, clearly distraught.
“Nobody has the right to do that. No one, not to such a beautiful woman as Dorothy.”
Lukowich said Woods was extremely popular and will be missed by many people.
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