01/07/2012 02:26 EST | Updated 03/08/2012 05:12 EST

Dorothy Woods Sought Help Before Death, Friend Says


Dorothy Woods — the Saskatoon woman police say was murdered — was looking for help prior to her death, a friend says.

"I know she was crying for help that night," Sandy Lukowich told CBC News Friday, talking about a visit prior to the woman's disappearance, which was reported to police Nov. 12. "I tried to help her as much as I could."

Police said Friday that a 49-year-old man from Saskatoon was arrested that afternoon and charged with murder.

According to information obtained by CBC News, the man facing the charge is David Woods, the dead woman's husband.

He is expected to make a court appearance on the charge on Monday. It was not known if the charge was first or second degree murder.

"It's devastating," Lukowich said. "Nobody has the right to take somebody else's life. Especially Dorothy. She was well-loved by everybody."

Lukowich said her thoughts are also with the woman's two children.

Police said their investigation led them to search an area near Blackstrap Lake, about 40 kilometres south of Saskatoon, on Tuesday. They said Woods' body was found on Wednesday.