Saskatchewan

Vigil held for missing Saskatoon woman

A candlelight vigil was held over the weekend for a Saskatoon woman who has been missing for the past two weeks, as family members and friends keep searching for her.

Dorothy 'Dot' Woods missing for 2 weeks

More than 100 people attended the candlelight vigil in Saskatoon on Saturday evening for Dorothy 'Dot' Woods. (CBC)

A candlelight vigil was held over the weekend for a Saskatoon woman who has been missing for the past two weeks.

Dorothy Ann Woods, 45, was last seen outside her home on Riel Crescent on Nov. 11. Police say they were told about her disappearance four days later.

Woods, seen in a Facebook photograph, plays as a blocker for the Slamazons, a team in the Saskatoon Roller Derby League. ((Facebook))

On Saturday, more than 100 people attended the vigil at Kiwanis Park for Woods, known to her friends as Dot. A volunteer ground search around Saskatoon was planned for Sunday.

"It warms the heart to see the community pulling together and coming together to show their support to bring my sister home," Lawrence Carter, Woods's brother, told CBC News.

Carter said the community's show of support really means a lot to Woods's family.

"Everyone misses Dorothy an incredible amount," he said. "We just need to bring Dot home."

Woods has a husband and two children — a teenage daughter and a pre-teen son.

When last seen close to midnight on Nov. 11, Woods was wearing straight-legged black jeans and a black v-neck sweater.

Saskatoon police have said they are focusing on the 96-hour period between the time she was last seen and when she was reported missing by a family member.