Jury hears how David Woods focus of two investigations
Missing person case overlapped with complaints of threatening texts
It started as a missing person case.
Dorothy Woods, a mother of two who ran a daycare from her east-side Saskatoon home, disappeared on the Remembrance Day weekend in 2011.
Her husband, David, reported her missing on Nov. 15.
But when David Woods returned to the police station two days later, he found himself caught up in another investigation.
This morning, jurors watched a 90 minute interview that Woods gave to Sgt. Bruce Gordon on Nov. 15. Gordon had been investigating complaints from a man named Derrick Brown, that he'd been getting threatening texts from a phone belonging to "Dot."
Police quickly determined that the texts to Brown were coming from Dorothy Woods's cell phone. They called in David Woods to account for his actions when the texts were sent.
This is just mind boggling.- David Woods
Woods admitted to sending texts to another of his wife's lovers in October, but he flatly denied sending text messages to Brown or knowing the whereabouts of his missing wife's phone.
"There's lots of guys. I'm not sure who she's sleeping with, and which are friends," he said in the interview.
Woods said that by the time the November long weekend arrived he knew that his marriage was effectively over.
Police seized his cell phone after the interview.
The trial continues.