Trucker killed, cargo of meat stolen in Canada

| 6/28/2006

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, 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).