A Canadian trucker was shot to death June 22 in his truck in
the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in Pickering, Ontario.
Police believe his trailer was stolen for the cargo, which
contained expensive meats.
Durham Regional Police identified the trucker as Donald
James Woods, 35, of Athens, Ontario.
“Obviously, we have a situation here where it’s a trucker
who’s hauling a very expensive load of meats and the meats have been taken and
the trucker’s been killed,” police spokesman Dave Selby told “Land Line Now” on
XM Satellite Radio.
“So, that’s obviously central to the case and we’re asking
anyone that may have information to give us a phone call.”
Woods was driving a white 2006 Volvo truck hauling a silver
reefer with a company logo for AK Brothers Transport on the side. The trailer,
Selby said, had a tornado pattern in red and blue on the sides and had a Quebec license plate.
Police are hoping someone has seen the missing trailer.
Woods was delivering from near Brockville, Ontario, to an
area north of Toronto via Highway 401.
Family members reported last seeing him around 9 p.m., June
21, in the parking lot of an A&P grocery store.
Anyone with information has been asked to contact Detective
Dave Henderson or Detective Mitch Martin of the Durham Regional Police Homicide
Unit at (905) 579-1520, Ext. 7810, or call the regional Crime Stoppers hotline,