Saskatchewan

Woman not reported missing for 4 days, police say

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.

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.