Month: August 2021

Find Terrence Woods-Part 2-S1 34

27-year-old Terrence Woods went missing on October 5, 2018.  He was working with a production crew that was filming a TV series in mountainous central Idaho.  Reportedly he ran down a steep embankment in the Idaho wilderness never to be seen again.  His father Terrence Woods, Sr. joins Crime Redefined to set the record straight on what may have happened and how he feels the investigation has been handled and portrayed in the media. Part 2 of 2 of our interview with Terrence Woods, Sr.

[00:00:00] Announcer: Welcome to the Crime Redefined Podcast produced by Zero Cliff Media coming to you from the US Bank Tower high above downtown Los Angeles. In our podcast, we drill deep into forensics and criminal investigation from the viewpoint of the defense, as well as explore the intersection of the media and the justice system.

[00:00:22] Mehul Anjaria: Thanks so much for listening to crime redefined. This is co host Mehul Anjaria We hope you enjoyed part one of our interview with Terrence Woods Sr. Now we present the conclusion of this gripping interview. Let’s hope that Terrence gets some good news about his son very soon.

(Interview resumes)  Yeah, it seems like basic investigation would have been to figure out were multiple keys to Terrence’s hotel room given out and you know, was there a surveillance camera, there probably was I don’t know what kind of hotel room it is, but that’s just investigation 101?

[00:00:54] Terrence Woods Sr.: There we go. You say the same thing the same time. Come on. First thing is, let’s see the cameras for from the day he came into the day that morning when he led me left to go wherever. Let’s see them cameras. Now. Just give it up. That’s that first? That’s Elementary.

[00:01:10] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah. Something else that was put out there was this assertion that the night before he went missing that Terrence, I guess was out at a bar a restaurant met a young lady and exchanged numbers. Do you think that even happened? And is that something? I mean, if it did, that should have been followed up on that. It’s, again, is key, but I would assume that there’s been no further follow up on that.

[00:01:32] Terrence Woods Sr.: First of all, you know, I’m saying my son is very, very proud. You gotta be close close to him. You know, I’m saying and he’s, but when he’s close you when he’s with his friends, they have fun, but as far as now he’s with a bunch of people, and now he sees this young lady whoever and he tries to rap there and give a number. Okay, well, okay who is this young lady, is miss this mysterious person now. mysterious person, anything pertaining to who he’s seen, or somebody that came in contact with, we can find out who they are.

[00:02:10] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah. Or is it? Is it another ruse put out there to suggest that yes, he was in the area? I mean, we just don’t know. Well, I was gonna, I was gonna ask you a question, but this is something more I want you to comment on. Okay. So obviously, you’ve talked about this already, that there’s one theory that Terrance wanted to fall off the grid, or ghost himself, whether or not that’s even possible in the terrain and all of that. I mean, as you thought about this over the months, is there any reason whatsoever Terrence would have to want to disappear?

[00:02:46] Terrence Woods Sr.: No. I my son have a very good life. That’s just like, originally, I told him when he told me what he was going to do this last shoot, I said man, you really can go. He said, Dad, I really don’t wanna go, he said, but I already committed myself, as I was saying, you pretty committed yourself one outside of him going to school. My son, I gave both of my sons my son, I didn’t matter of fact, just two weeks ago, I want to put this car in the shop as it sat been sitting for last two and a half years. I gave my son an RT Hemi sunroof fully loaded, paid for, in my son’s bedroom. I see pictures. He has a 56 inch flat screen screen TV, A fireplace, you know? Oak wood stuff he liked, in him and his brothers bathroom they got a Jacuzzi flat screen TV on the wall. You know, the marble sink. That’s their bathroom. You know, in our house, they have an office in our office in the house. They have an elliptical, punching bag, weights, everything. You know, we live a very, very, very comfortable life, and the thing is this, even by my son not working he didn’t have to pay no bills. So money, it wasn’t like, you gotta go get a job, man. You gotta go get a job. Sad to say, I still buy my kid. My kids are grown, and I have female friends and will be like, you know, you still buy clothes for your kids you still cook food for them? Those are my kids. You know, I’m saying. So no, they are hard life out of my life at all. That’s like my youngest son gave him a vehicle. He want a new vehicle he traded and I said well, that’s your condo. He’s still living home though. No, you know, in a very comfortable house. No, you don’t even have to. He’s on wanting to let me come upstairs. He don’t even have to see me. He have his own bathroom everything. So no, they live a very comfortable life.

[00:04:44] Dion Mitchell: So it sounds like there’s absolutely no reason that he’d want to you know, fall off the grid for any reason. If it sounds like he’s got a really…You’re a fantastic father. He’s had a great life.

[00:04:52] Terrence Woods Sr.: got a great life and see that’s the thing if you speak to his friends, I don’t know if you spoke to Rochelle. If you speak to his friends friends that knew him from London, and he, he always had fun man. He always told me can’t wait to go home with his dad. You know, I’d send you pictures me and then when he was home and I’m hanging out every Tuesday me and I’m sitting room, he got my room sitting in my room, in the recliner, I fall asleep. He watching we will watch a watch this show called The Purge. We watch that, you know I’m saying or I will come in he come my room. I fall asleep or go in his brothers and his brother get home from work. He in his brother’s room, downstairs. They cousin come over they downstairs playing Monopoly together. No, I’m saying Christmas time. Me and him we go downstairs he put up the Christmas tree. You know I’m saying so, and the fourth of July. He came on fourth July 2018. That was the first 4th of July he was home in seven years since he moved away to go to school. He came finally came home. When he came on June 29, he was home. He mailed all his stuff here paid for all his stuff, we had a big Fourth of July run around the house him his cousin with water gun I’m on the grill, and I’m saying we had fun, we had fun.

[00:06:02] Dion Mitchell: Alright, then let’s, let’s move. Let’s put that theory aside then. So what I want to get into I’ve got a couple of questions that I want to get into. Okay, like just the rumor type stuff that I wanted, like make I want I want to make sure our audience can put this nonsense aside because there’s so many like you said, there’s so many people that didn’t even talk to you writing stories, and so I want to get it from from you. So what is your best theory on what happened to him? And then has that changed over the last three years?

[00:06:46] Terrence Woods Sr.: My best theory is okay, when Simon told me this, he said when I spoke to your son, he said he was highly recommended, and over the phone when I spoke to him, he said I knew we had the right person. He said then when I met your son, he said all that went out the door. Okay, great. So now when you spoke to my son, when you speak to my son, my son speak? Well, I mean, he would get on me sometime dad. You don’t say that with that? You don’t, you know, my spoke my son speak very, very, very proper.

[00:07:20] Dion Mitchell: Can I want to stop you there? I want to. I want to ask you a question. Something just popped up. So did Simon, do you know if Simon ever saw your son before he spoke to him?

[00:07:33] Terrence Woods Sr.: No, that’s the that’s what I’m dwelling on. That’s what I’m speaking on now.

[00:07:36] Dion Mitchell: So he never saw we never saw him. It was just phone calls. Until he actually showed up in set in Montana.

[00:07:42] Terrence Woods Sr.: Emails, no emails, emails, you know, I’m saying and phone conversation. That’s the best point I’m making. So so you ask that and that’s where I was going. That’s the road I was going down. So you just spoke to him. speaks proper, you know, I’m saying he was highly recommended, you know, man, that is person come and get off. You meet at the airport. This is a person of color.

[00:08:08] Dion Mitchell: That’s actually popped up that he had talked to him and no one ever said, and you probably lived in England for a while. Yeah, And a little bit of a British accent or something and didn’t sound like he would thought and then when he saw him get off the plane.

[00:08:23] Terrence Woods Sr.: Hes this dark complexion person as you all say, you know, I’m saying, you know, he’s highly recommended. Then when you check in his portfolio, and he graduated from university of Maryland, you got a double master’s degree from Richmond College in London. He has this after portfolio banging. Wow, but then you see this person, your whole crew, your whole staff, all of you are white people. Now you see this a young black man, and now you tell me when he was there, I told sent him to the store to get me some fruit, and he couldn’t even get the right fruit for me. What the hell? He didn’t come here to be your maid.

[00:09:10] Dion Mitchell: So let me let me ask the question again. What do you what do you think happened then?

[00:09:12] Terrence Woods Sr.: I think that something was going on. My son wasn’t really feeling it wasn’t really going for it, and if they said he said he wanted to leave, he told them. My mother’s having a surgery, thinking they would say okay, you can leave on the airport when he told me he told them on Thursday that his mother was having surgery Saturday, but they couldn’t get him a flight until next Wednesday, but when I got there it was before when it was no snow on the ground was no bad weather like that, so why would he have to wait from Thursday to Wednesday. I still haven’t seen no canceled flight ticket. Nothing from the airport saying it was even a flight there for him. This is all once again word of mouth that what you are telling me took place.

[00:09:56] Dion Mitchell: So you think there’s like maybe a fight that got out of hand or something?

[00:10:01] Terrence Woods Sr.: I think maybe somebody wanted him to do something that he didn’t want to do. Maybe he seen, he saw something that he should not have seen, and he was afraid. He wasn’t one of the guys, one of the people one of the crew, and he would say something about it, and maybe he could have been pushed up and got on the hand and someone wrong, went totally left field, and they had to clean it up.

[00:10:27] Dion Mitchell: Yeah, there’s a there’s a risk to that, because if these guys were all British Nationals, the last thing they want to do is get into an American court system.

[00:10:35] Terrence Woods Sr.: You all out, you got all of them out of here.

[00:10:38] Dion Mitchell: You know, I want to ask you something. It because there was a, I remember the interview that podcast interview, and that was then and this is obviously three years, almost three years later, two and half years later, have you? Have you gone to the location where he physically went missing yet?

[00:10:53] Terrence Woods Sr.: No, to be honest with you. Only way I will go to Idaho I have to have a bunch of family members and bunch of people with me, I will not go to that place by myself with just me and my ex-wife, if you paid to take it and put me in a best hotel out there, because I’m not gonna disappear like that.

[00:11:13] Dion Mitchell: No, no I can can. I want to in the, so there’s no way of you knowing I want to ask them that stuck out to me watching the Dr. Phil. So they show a number of photographs of the area and the Penman Mine, right? Yeah, and then one of the areas one of the images that they kept showing the number of times, we actually have the video of it, of the show, and they kept showing a cliff like they didn’t actually say this was it, but they kept showing something that had a drop off. Is there any way did your did your investigator, I have 2 questions. Did your investigator went to the location physically to the location?

[00:11:51] Terrence Woods Sr.: He told me he did, I don’t have no proof of that.

[00:11:54] Dion Mitchell: Is there any way that you say, can you Is there a way to follow up and see if the look, the photograph that they kept showing in the Dr. Phil that looked like a kind of a cliff is actually the area where he went missing, and the reason I’m saying that is because I’m familiar with this area, and it is heavily heavily forested. I mean, it’s, like if someone takes off, within three or four minutes, they’re they’re going to be into the woods and you’re not going to be able to see them, but the photograph that they kept showing, if you go back and you look at it, it’s bald, looking like it had been clear cut, and so if it had been clear cut, then someone could run down that hill and you’d be able to see him for miles, right? Or at least not miles, but at least three and see him for three or 400 yards, if there’s no trees to obstruct your view. So I’m trying to know if that that photograph that they kept using for the so called, you know, cliff was actually the actual photograph from the area where he went, went missing because I keep hearing this term, this phrase, he ran down a cliff and to my knowledge, you cannot run down a cliff and anything probably over you know, eight feet, you’re gonna twist if not break your ankles. So I’m trying to figure out

[00:13:09] Terrence Woods Sr.: and also sorry to cut you off, they said it was a 70 degree angle cliff.

[00:13:15] Dion Mitchell: Well, that’s almost vertical. So you can’t still you still you can’t run down that you know.

[00:13:20] Terrence Woods Sr.: Exactly, a 70-degree angle cliff and let’s put this on the place to, at night. Come on. Come on, man. Okay, yeah, okay. Okay. My son was never there, man. Yeah, that’s the thing is that’s great to play. First of all, and in this, I’m gonna jump back to go forward. He allegedly disappeared on the fifth, I didn’t get a call till 7:20 on the sixth.

[00:13:56] Dion Mitchell: That’s new, we didn’t know that.

[00:13:59] Mehul Anjaria: You know, Terrence, as you laid this out. This is so bizarre and mysterious. If you believe a lot of this, that you would almost have to believe that Terrence was abducted by UFO to buy this story, it has that sort of ring to it.

[00:14:13] Terrence Woods Sr.: So you must have read the story that they said he was abducted by aliens. You know? I thought you’re being sarcastic. Yeah, that’s out there too. Yeah, that’s out there too.

[00:14:26] Dion Mitchell: So the last person to to supposedly air quotes here to see and to speak and see Terrence was Sheree. Right, and have you? I think you already answered this. Have you or your investigator spoken with her directly?

[00:14:43] Terrence Woods Sr.: Who’s Sheree?

[00:14:44] Dion Mitchell: Sheree, the transportation local transportation she was…

[00:14:49] Terrence Woods Sr.: He was supposed to be getting to her, Yeah, and she was telling us how badly he’s treated by my family right now. I don’t know you from a can of paint,  just met you. Now almost it and then they said first he said he was having a nice time, and she said he was having a nice conversation, everything. Then he said he had to go relieve himself, and that’s when he leapt off the cliff, but before you’re putting him leap off the cliff, let’s put this story out here. He said he’s mistreated by his family, his dad never. So we already build up BS to come up whatever took place. It’s like you built up his story, his hype story with just one woman that I’ve never spoken to don’t know from a can of paint, and now after she said he was talking to her, and he was together all day to day that day, and then he was telling all this now all of a sudden, he had to relieve himself and go leap off the cliff. Wow.

[00:15:46] Dion Mitchell: And you say your investigator never followed up with her?

[00:15:49] Terrence Woods Sr.: Man, this guy took money, and he told me spoke to her never gave me anything in detail in writing I mean, I don’t all I had was money taken out my account. I don’t have the so called pictures I paid for,  documented phone conversation, another thing that’s rewind, they said, did you did you see where the guy was talking? The guy who lived in the woods? And that’s the guy who house they went to?

[00:16:17] Dion Mitchell: Yeah, the guy that so that’s the guy that lives if I remember correctly, kind of at the top of the hill, he was retired a government law enforcement like ATF or something like that.

[00:16:26] Terrence Woods Sr.:  And they went to his house. They went originally, they said, they said that they weren’t just because now this is a professional company. What do you call it? Gold Mine, whatever name you all out? You, this is what you’re doing this what you do? You’re going to Woods all the time. Right? You all don’t have your own satellite phone? Come on. Okay. Really, really, but so y’all say they didn’t have a satellite phone. So they had to go to this person’s house. It had the satellite phone, and this person is the one, it was called the 911, and made the accusations of my son being dark complexion and all this. Why would I knock on your door right now? And we’re in a country where we all speak the same language? And how can you let me in your house, sir its an emergency? Why would you interpret what I’m saying telling to the police of what happened? And you weren’t there? knocking on your door to use the phone, have an emergency okay heres that phone. Now I’m gonna tell him X, Y and Z. Why would you now say no, that was the man who lived in a house, and he was one telling the story.

[00:17:38] Dion Mitchell: I just want to clarify something real quick. So what you’re saying is, if they didn’t have a satellite phone, this guy did, which makes sense because of the remoteness. There’s no towers out there. So why wouldn’t the guy the ATF or whatever it was it was retired, just hand Simon or someone from the crew, the phone and let them say what happened is what you’re saying is it sounds like they just fed him what had happened, and he was relaying what they said.

[00:18:04] Terrence Woods Sr.: that’s what they want us to believe. You know, which, why would that make sense? Like I said, we all speak the same language. So it’s not like, you know,

[00:18:13] Dion Mitchell: You would say, Hey, can I use your phone? There’s been emergency, right?

[00:18:15] Terrence Woods Sr.: Right. isn’t a human we don’t need an interpreter. So emergency, sir. Right?

[00:18:21] Dion Mitchell: Oh, there’s my phone, of course,

[00:18:22] Terrence Woods Sr.: My crew member fell off a cliff around, then you get the phone. Now I want it now I want. I want our crew member bah bah, bah, bah, bah, bah. Then okay, but you say this person you knocked on his door, but now, if you also read and you also heard what the person said, he said, when they came to his house, he said immediately, he called when his friends or whomever went back to the area they said was a red ribbon solely on a tree. What happened? He said when he got there, he said there’s no way in the world he came down there. He said I was out in my tent. He said I sleep out in my tent. He said no one came through here that night. That’s what he said.

[00:19:00] Mehul Anjaria: Terrence, you said something very briefly, and it was very interesting on the Dr. Phil interview, and again, there was no real follow up, but I believe you said that you learned from an investigator that there was a professional basketball player staying in the area where Terrence disappeared, and then something happened to where his sons then had to have counseling. Can you break it out a little bit more?

[00:19:17] Terrence Woods Sr.: So this is the second private investigator, who was once we found out he was working with the sheriff’s department. He called he called me that’s I found Oh, he was I don’t know he, okay. He got my number and stuff off. He said, You know, I’m private, basically, I get any information. So this how I got your information. Okay, fine. So, he’s telling me man, I know about this case. I’ve been out there. He said, You know, it was two professional basketball. It was two people out there whose father is a professional basketball player. They were there as well. He said one of the young men after what took place out there, he’s now getting counseling, and everyone’s up to the second I don’t have this young man’s name, but I say that to say, no one mentioned anything about no other two people being there that were from this from from here, about no basketball player, none of that’s mentioned and nothing. Not mentioned and no paperwork.

[00:20:26] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah, and along those lines, what do you make of the other lady who went missing the same day that Terrence went missing? The Sheriff’s department was very quick to say that there’s no connection between the two. We can maybe read between lines is why they might say that based on what you said, but what are your thoughts on that?

[00:20:44] Terrence Woods Sr.: Okay, well, that lady went missing the same day. They said, What, 15, 20 miles away from where he was and a dog, they found a dog never found a lady. Okay, that’s her You know, it was another young man, the young man that went missing, and they said him and his friend drove the car in a lake, and when the father got out there, and went to Lake the lake wasn’t taped off or nothing, and they still haven’t found him. Now, a woman who went missing there was also a man that went missing, but they allegedly found him. The so called man, but now, do you remember when that was send to the sheriff? And Dr. Phil asked the sheriff. Do a lot of people go missing in your town? The sheriff quote said, it depends, if you’re not from here, you may go missing. That came out of the Sheriff’s mouth and that’s what he said, especially if you’re from the city.

[00:21:43] Mehul Anjaria: That sounds ominous. To me. That sounds ominous.

[00:21:46] Terrence Woods Sr.: You know, that come out of the Sheriff’s mouth.

[00:21:50] Dion Mitchell: I’m not sure what to make of him. You know, I really I don’t know. It’s it’s hard. I’m trying to figure out like, what would his motivation be? But at the same time, it doesn’t seem like any of his answers or responses are clean.

[00:22:05] Terrence Woods Sr.: Do you remember when did you hear when I was on a talk show and a lady Miss Judy called the talk show, and she lived there in Idaho, and she said her nephew got killed in the store out there. The Sheriff’s Department, they shot him and killed them, because they thought he was robbing the store some Indian dude, and she said they killed him, and they said he said her two daughters. The day that my son went missing, her two daughters was in town, and they said these big trucks came and went up in the mountain area and then left. Did you ever hear that story?

[00:22:41] Dion Mitchell: No. No?

[00:22:43] Terrence Woods Sr.: Yeah. Yep. Miss Judy. I can send you a name or phone number everything.

[00:22:50] Dion Mitchell: Yeah, Yeah, that’d be great.

[00:22:52] Terrence Woods Sr.: She said on what so you didn’t you didn’t here a radio show that I was on, um, Phocuz Phil, and he was on he said his blood on the sheriff’s hands. I know for a fact his blood on his hands. My nephew was killed. If you pull up Phocuz Phil, when I was on that radio show, and you had a lady live in Idaho, and he talked about it and say I had two daughters was there a day my son went missing? These two big trailers went up to the mountain and came back and left. Yep.

[00:23:24] Dion Mitchell: So beyond the investigators, what other avenues have you been able to to try to utilize to find terrorists?

[00:23:31] Terrence Woods Sr.: None, I’ve been trying to get in touch to FBI. We’re gonna have a field officer, we got to give the story to know, and then once they look over it, and field officer they feel it is something they’ll call you. I have 4 case numbers that I called in four different times. In the last two and a half years. I aint hear from that field officer yet, obviously get the local police Sheriff’s Department police stuff here. That’s an Idaho. We can’t get in touch with people in London that’s out of the country. Now and then you asked me about his bank accounts and stuff. His bank accounts is London bank accounts. So I called and tried to get information off his London bank accounts of course they said they can’t give me no information, and like I told the person I have all everything bank account number. I told the person who worked in bank I said, Sir, my son is missing. I don’t want to know the dollar amount in that account. One, he said they paid him. So they paid and that money should have went out account. I know that me and my father we put money in his account. The day that he left. I knew I gave him in cash. This was pocket $150 in cash. I just want to know, no dollar amount if the account is empty if money had been taken out of the account, now you say from November 5,4,3rd, has that account not been touched. Okay as the dollar amount in it. Good. Right. Cool. I know what have to do to try to take it out, but just leave me here to the tip of the iceberg and saying no money has been taken out of that account. You know, but if I know money was supposed to be put in that account, and you show  a zero balance on that account, tell me the last time money was taken out of that account. I don’t care dollar amount, once again, the best time to withdraw was on XYZ date.

[00:25:15] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah, that’s, that seems like a vague enough inquiry that they should be able to handle coming directly from a family member in a publicized, you know, missing persons case.

[00:25:27] Terrence Woods Sr.: So, like I said, I don’t want to know the dollar amount, but I know it should be dollars in here. It should be dollars in it. The company said they paid him to that account his London account. That money should be in it if they paid him. No, so that, you know, I’m saying so like I said, I’m not an investigator. You know, I’m saying, I have very good common sense, and certain things that are 101. Yeah, Hey, man, check his bank accounts. Next thing I asked a private investigator to do is flag is flag his passport. who’s is moving on his passport. Private Investigator never got me that information. I asked the sheriff’s department. I told the FBI about flag his passport, any movement on that passport, because if he’s out of the country, whatever, even moving on a passport, right? And then I’m gonna just throw this out there. You say? He had to fake, he goes somewhere you’ve never been before. He wants to get off the grid. So we got it run through woods, wherever he has a passport. He’s been to Africa, he’s been to Rome. If you want to disappear, disappear. He would disappear. You need some type of money or plan to disappear. So I’m not gonna go to somewhere I don’t know leap down a cliff and have a nervous breakdown this morning, whatever, whatever. To do all that, and like I said, Just going back from the start, let’s not even get to the finish line. Go to the start. If you’re at work right now, and you are having some abnormal reactions, or you’re going through some your company, which your company’s responsibility that you’re on the clock of that company is to seek for medical assistance,

[00:27:12] Mehul Anjaria: I should hope so.

[00:27:15] Terrence Woods Sr.: You know, so he had this mental breakdown, and you all detained him not restrained, but detained, and now after he allegedly got his self together. Now you still allowed him to go to work. Now he’s out there and he’s acting strange. You say get this battery Terrence. They said he didn’t know what battery to get, get your shirt Terrence, and he didn’t know what shirt to get, and finally, he tried to grab a drone out the sky. That could cut your fingers off. Pause, and now one time did you say we made the call for medical assistance. We immediately put him back in the truck, the van, the Jeep and took him back to the hotel. Not once was that said.

[00:27:52] Mehul Anjaria: Terrence I, I had heard at one point that the sheriff’s department basically got pissed at you, because they thought you had made some kind of comment in an interview that essentially that they were racist. Can you shed a little bit light on you know how they shut you down after they heard that?

[00:28:12] Terrence Woods Sr.: Yes. We are gonna rewind to a lady called Miss Judy. Miss Judy came on a radio station. Miss Judy said on a radio station, they are racist and has blood on their hands. This lady from their town. They said her nephew got she said that on a radio station. Like I said if you try to pull up Phocuz Phil and pull up the day that I was on a radio station, Terrence Woods and listen to it. Listen to it. This lady call from from Idaho. He’s going off on them. He called them racist. Next thing I know, the sheriff said I called him a racist. I never called you a racist. Somebody in your town called you that now you put it out there that I called you a racist. Now these idiotic people is making these fake stories up. Taking negative piece of this negative piece of that and creating their own story, and never once spoke to me. Never once spoke to his family never once spoke to his friends, as with Fox Five, everything Fox Five if you watch the whole six part podcast, they speak of everything the Sheriff said everything Idaho said. They have nothing on a six part podcast, doing no interviews on his grandfather, his grandmother, his colleagues at school when he went missing and a professor from the University of Maryland went on TV, the professor from University of Maryland on Channel Nine said when Terrence walked in the room, the whole room lit up, I always wanted him in my room, anybody speak about him that worked with him other than to say, crew here speak highly of him, but you don’t see it on none of those shows. It’s all negative stuff, any of these little documentaries, you see nothing on here have anything with his family or his friends, everything on there they dwell on. It’s what Idaho, Idaho, Idaho said. They say, Oh, he had all his friends. Even on Dr. Phil. He had Rochelle on their friends on there. They had everything good to say about it. Rochelle she started crying almost. She got in tears. She said I don’t care if I lose my job. You know? So these are people that he know, he stayed with, you know, one young lady. He’s in,  I got him his job. I got him his first job. So these are people we know, but any you know, negative stories out there. See if they have any those people in a story only have what came out of Idaho. It’s not a story out there. Like I said, Dr. Phil did a little some, but he didn’t do what he supposed to do, but any other story out there. You don’t see none of those stories with, oh, we spoke to a family member. We spoke to a neighbor. We got paperwork and documentation from his doctor’s office where’s all that, but you’re creating this here, this picture, an image of this person that have two, two Grammy Awards, three books out 10 productions of his own graduated top of his class University of Maryland,  got two master’s degrees, and then and I’m bringing the math degrees. Even Simon said, they said he was in a little report police report they said he’s someone that never been in the woods before. He’s green in the woods that’s in a police report today is that he never been in the woods. Wow.

[00:31:58] Dion Mitchell: Yeah, it seems like they’re trying to paint paint a narrative. I’m curious, after you, you’re on Dr. Phil. I was wondering if if you start to receive any tips or if there was any nontraditional tools like if psychics start reaching out to you to shed some light on the mystery of what happened to them

[00:32:21] Terrence Woods Sr.: Had psychics reach out to me and people would say what you know, just give us a minute. Do you want to try this and I just don’t get stuff. I know a lot of that stuff, man. I got to the point where you know if you can’t show me no credentials, man, and I was reluctant as hell to deal with you, but it’s like, I gotta try to deal with somebody you know, I’m saying and, um, but just Joe Blow I mean, I get emails with people. Oh, we this person or that person? We can help you and I don’t even respond to some of this stuff, man. You know, cuz like I said, you put my son’s name in there, you see a million stories.

[00:33:03] Mehul Anjaria: So I mean, at this point, you know what  do you have left to play? I mean, if you went to the top to the FBI, is there any of that? Yeah, I was just gonna say is there any kind of like civil action like a lawsuit that it’s you can file to get more information?

[00:33:20] Terrence Woods Sr.: I can’t go into details with that but that’s the avenue I’m looking at now because like I said, If I go to work, and I’m at work my company have while I’m working on a clock with them, they have a great deal of responsibility for my safety this is a company that’s doing shows they have episodes of such as what’s his name Dave some goldmine. They have episodes of they, go all over the world doing this and you won’t tell me a million dollar operation might be more than that you under Raw which is under Discovery you all out in a wooded area doing it and you all don’t have no god dern satellite phones, you don’t have proper Get out of here. Come on. Come on. Come on man.

[00:34:10] Dion Mitchell: Well, I’ll say this about as far as the production side goes if when Terrence took the job, right they offered it to him and they and that the that franchise the gold rush is a huge franchise there’s not too many people that that don’t know what that is. So he knew going in that where the locations were going to be so it doesn’t make a difference of whether or not he ever was in the woods he he knew where he was going it’s not like right no so he would I’m sure as a seasoned producer and a world traveler that he is he can handle going out to a place where a little bit elevation with with some trees so that does that just doesn’t really make a lot of sense to me

[00:34:48] Terrence Woods Sr.: Because he’s been in places I have pictures of him and wooded areas and is the moose over there pictures with them. You know, right with animals out there. You don’t say that you don’t see in our neighborhood, as they said. Get out of here, man.

[00:35:02] Dion Mitchell: You know, I want to ask you a question now that you’ve been through this or going through it, you’re not been through it, but you’re, you’re still going through it. What advice would you have to other families? Who are who have missing loved ones like this? What would you what would be the one thing that they could take away?

[00:35:19] Terrence Woods Sr.: I mean, to be honest, and I was on a show, and they asked the same exact question. I can’t give you advice, because I can’t tell you how to deal with your feelings, and there’s no advice to give to the unknown. So you could pray for your children, you wish your children do well, as I told my son, if you don’t feel comfortable, don’t go. So you’re just going to go to work right here, around the corner from you, and your same city state town, your child, your son, daughter, and you pray to come home safe. You never know in your wildest dreams, something like this is gonna happen. So you give them a cell phone. You give them a cell phone, tell me call me as soon as you get there. They call you when they get there, and then they go blank, So it’s no way no way, and this is no way in a situation I’m in. I can tell you how to prepare for the unknown, because this is the unknown. Okay? Even if I got a call, and they said something bad happened to my son, if a person die, I tell everybody that when it comes to death, you have closure and healing, and if you believe in God, you pray to God that your loved one, go visit him. You know what? You got closue and healing you put them in a casket a box, however.  But you know, something bad could happen, but you have closure. I don’t know right now. If I’m watching TV now and I see a show. Come on with somebody running through the woods I will not watch it. If I see a show right now to have something with kidnapping I do not watch it. I don’t know if my son and I prayed He’s not I don’t know if he’s in a cage somewhere. I don’t know if my son was being tortured. You know, I’m saying so I can’t go to sleep every night and say I know he passed on, we had this service and we had his homecoming and God is gonna make it better and hes with God.  No, I can’t say that. I can’t say he’s with God right now. He could be in the Devil’s Den, and that’s the part that hurt the most every day. I pull home in my driveway. Sometimes I just sit in my driveway. driveway because I don’t want to come in a house yet, because so much of my house remind me about my sons both my sons pictures in my house. So as you come in, you know I’m saying you’re going to garage, they had a water guns in in it’s all going to need this in their bedrooms upstairs, the same way it was the day he left. Only thing get done in that room it get dusted. Other than that, nothing else get touched I got his face tattooed on his on my arm. I got a portrait of him tattooed on my arm. Me and him have the same name. So anytime someone say my name they say in his name family members would tell me, you got to be around more family, more family, because I shied away. We used to have all big family events in my house. Like I said, my son and him put up the tree. I do all the cooking. They have great time, but I said it to my family. I say this to people, even co workers and stuff that it bothers me and I move away from a lot of people and shelter myself because I have co workers and they talk about you know, summertime and me and my boy, man, he’s varsity man. You know, I’m saying damn, I only had to say about my son right now. You know, and then when I go around family, you know baby T is missed you know we miss baby T and we love him, but yeah, still, you’re going home with your kids. You’re going home with your daughters, you’re going home with your family. You’re gonna hug your family at night If I want, I look at my son’s room, sit on his bed or sit in the chair and I don’t have my son at home tonight. I don’t have my son to make funny faces with my son and come in my room and sit in a recliner and watch me fall asleep. Know what I’m saying I don’t have that I don’t have that,  you know what I’m saying? Yeah, like I said even with death if I know I close the box on him I know hes with God cause he was a good person, but right now, like I said, If I see a show with some goddamn woods, or somebody kidnapped, I don’t want to see that crap. I don’t wanna see that crap.

[00:39:34] Dion Mitchell: You mentioned like all the people that have reached out, you know, reach out to you, you know, a lot of nonsense and things like that, but part of the reason that we wanted to bring you on was to help get the word out. So I know how we came in contact with you, but is there anything you want to share with us right now on where if anybody has any information or wants to share it anonymously or whatever? How do how would they tell what help find your son? How would who would and where should they contact you.

[00:40:01] Terrence Woods Sr.: If, if anyone have any information you can contact me at That’s my direct email address.

[00:40:24] Dion Mitchell: That’s great. Well, we’ll make sure that we publicize that because you know what, sometimes when time, time passes and locals up there, they may have, you know, whatever reason, have a come to Jesus moment or something and you know, want to send an email or do a call to want to make sure that we have a way that they can get get in touch with you.

[00:40:43] Mehul Anjaria: Well, Terrence, as we have followed your deal, we’ve just really been shocked and disappointed about the lack of developments. You know, I think I told you that we were looking into the story quite a bit about a year ago, and, you know, looked recently, and it seems like there’s no updates. So you know, one thing Terrence is, you know, we don’t want your son to be known as the guy who ran down the hill and disappeared. So just at the end here, we just want to kind of give you the floor. You know, is there anything else that people should know about Terrence, or about the case that you know, maybe hasn’t been put out there or anything else you want to set the record straight on?

[00:41:20] Terrence Woods Sr.: Yes, Terrance was a fun going person. He liked having fun, and like I said, if these people just put in his false information out, speak to his friends, speak to his family, not take bits and pieces of mess that other people are putting out there that didn’t speak to his friends and family, you know, stop doing it. Stop doing that. That’s not good. You know, I’m saying, That’s not my son. These people don’t even know my son, you know, I’m saying so don’t do that. My son didn’t jump off a cliff to kill himself to disappear. Something happened to my son, and as the sheriff said, out of out of his own mouth, when the cadaver dogs got there, they did not smell a scent of my son. When the helicopters got there, they could not find no heat trace of my son. So, you know, even a man at the local man whose house they went to said when him and his friends went back up there he said no way in the world my son could have went off a cliff, you know, but no one is dwelling everybody, do people just put these little sidebar stories out there dwelling on stuff that they get from the sheriff’s department? stuff do they get from people that made a story out of only what they got from a one sided story? None of these stories say we spoke to his family, his friends, his school colleagues, his professors, everything is what the Sheriff said, what Idaho said, how can you know a person if you only been with him less than 24 hours?

[00:42:47] Dion Mitchell: That narrative gets out there, and then people just kind of just recycle it over and over again, and that becomes what happened.

[00:42:54] Terrence Woods Sr.: Right? You run with it.You’re trying to tarnish a good young man’s name and legacy over something you are clueless Of, to make a story to think you selling a story, and you’re selling nothing but you know, lies, and somebody that’s out there, and I pray like I pray every night, that wherever my son is, I just hold God and say stay strong enough. So we get home, I don’t think my son is gone that he fell off the face of the earth. I think he’s in a situation, because like I said, rewinding real quick you as an individual make a statement to me that my son had a mental breakdown and didn’t say you had to detain him, detain means hold against your will, restrain means to hold down if he had his so called anxiety attack. What did you have detained him? Some go wrong when you all detained him? Come on, people stop, stop reading lies people.

[00:43:58] Dion Mitchell: You know, Terrence. It’s been really just an incredible conversation and I hear your passion, and I hope that if any, a first of all, there’s anything that we can do, whether there’s any new developments, you’ll contact us right away and let us know how we how we can help, and because we’re willing to do whatever we can on our end to help out and spread the word or, or referrals, whatever the case is, and I wish we had more time but it’s absolutely been a pleasure speaking with you, and we really appreciate you joining us today on Crime Redefined.

[00:44:30] Terrence Woods Sr.: I deeply appreciate you having me I deeply appreciate that, and I hope that this gets outr and like you said someone maybe you call it a Jesus moment, a true moment and bow down and if you know something and

[00:44:46] Dion Mitchell: Sooner or later someone will, they always do.

[00:44:50] Terrence Woods Sr.: don’t don’t hide it, because whatever happened to my son, whoever you are out there it could happen to one of your family members.

[00:44:57] Dion Mitchell: Wow, really heartbreaking, this poor man is suffering perhaps more now than he was the day that he got the news that Terrence Jr. went missing. It’s really hard to understand why this case hasn’t gotten more attention and a proper investigation from our point of view.

[00:45:15] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah, I mean, yeah, there’s stuff out there. There’s Dr. Phil, but you know, I don’t you just like maybe some celebrities would jump on this and bigger organizations, but you know, it hasn’t happened, and I’m really shocked at how Terence Sr. has essentially been re victimized in this process. I mean, from the way he describes it, he’s been mistreated by Terrence’s co-workers who were on the set, the sheriff’s department, the media, and even the investigators that he hired, that were supposed to be on his side.

[00:45:48] Dion Mitchell: It was hard to listen to.

[00:45:49] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah, so what why is this such an uphill climb? And, you know, as you probably have to take into consideration some topics that some people don’t want to talk about? What about the power and influence of Hollywood? And what about the potential role of race and all of this? So on this podcast, we talk a lot about wrongful convictions, and, you know, what are the root causes of them, you know, whether it’s lousy investigation, maybe out and out bias, or corruption, and listening to Terrence, his interview, you can see how there’s at least a potential for that type of injustice in the way that his son’s case is being handled primarily by the things that aren’t being done, you know, by the just the suppositions that are left out there without that kind of hard evidence.

[00:46:32] Dion Mitchell: He’s got he’s definitely has a good argument for that. Just based on what he told us and what we’ve seen in the media on our own, , but let’s be clear, we’re not experts on Terrence’s disappearance, it’s something that we are now striving for, and we certainly want to hear all sides of the issue, but on balance, it seems like the media is just going with the status quo of what the Sheriff’s Department and the production company had to say.

[00:46:58] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah, like you say, I think talking to Terrence is part of our evolution in becoming an expert on this. I mean, you have to go to the source. That’s number one, and again, drawing a parallel to criminal investigation, and status quo, what maybe what law enforcement found, I mean, if you read in any one of my cases, you know, you read the police reports, you would say, well, geez, case closed, I mean, this sounds bad for the defendant, right? Well, of course, otherwise he wouldn’t be incarcerated. Right, but we don’t take that as gospel, and because there has to be, you know, you go to a doctor, you get a second opinion, right. So these things need to be independently investigated. Not that it’s all completely wrong, but investigations are complicated. Did you look at alternate explanations? Did you follow every thread? Did you look at this piece of evidence? Well, wait a minute, the results in this analysis? Are you sure about that? Is there something else that that could mean? So none of that has happened here yet. So we really don’t have an investigation? Or like we said facts that have been mutually agreed on?

[00:48:04] Dion Mitchell: You know, I agree, and I mean, can you really use the word even investigate at this point? I mean, I wonder with the private investigators Terrence had were simply subpar, inept, or did they just meet with abnormally high resistance due to the nature of the case and potentially the location? It was a very interesting how, Terrence Sr, described the small town in Idaho, how everyone instantly knew who he was, that was a little, you know, a little Twilight Zoneish.

[00:48:32] Mehul Anjaria: That was Twilight Zone and creepy for sure, and then you start thinking about if there is a cover up conspiracy, you know, this kind of environment maybe is the best place for that, you know, but again, because it is that type of environment that that doesn’t mean it happened, but I think Terrence is best private investigator was actually that employee at the police department, who surreptitiously gave him the copy of the 911 call. I mean, it seems like that’s the only hard piece of evidence that Terence really has and that was, you know, kind of ill-gotten actually, but, you know, there’s still a lot that can be done here. So for one.

[00:49:10] Dion Mitchell: There’s tons, I mean, yeah, it’s, like I said, if you can, can you really even say that this has been investigated yet. I mean, it’s just, it’s almost like a minimum just day to an investigation, even though we’re almost three years later.

[00:49:23] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah. Which is sad because you know, the old thing about 48 hoursthe trail goes cold, but having said that, there’s still a lot that can be done. So, I think, you know, Terrence needs some muscle on his side, but by that I mean probably like a pit bull attorney, who can really get in there and make things happen, and it sounds like he made some reference to that there’s something in the works because I don’t know what could be done in the civil you know, we talked about FOIA, you know, information release and is there something civilly that can be done, but, you know, he it man he just needs an investigator just to do the basics as well. That’s really sad that he had a bad experience and, and I see that too in the criminal investigation world, and, man, those investigators, they are key pieces, because they’re the ones that collect the evidence help get the experts all of that if they’re no good, you can’t get anywhere, and so well, what do we have? Well, Terrence Sr. has Terrence’s laptop, my gosh, which is huge, what a treasure trove of information could be in there. Even if that had been altered along the way, there’s no doubt that, you know, a competent computer forensics experts could get in there and find out what manipulations have been made. There’s all kinds of metadata in there that even if things were deleted, there’s still some kind of trace. You know, what about maybe there’s a record of his bank account? Dion, I think when we were talking, you’re saying he might even have his login information right stored on that computer, or there may be a way to get it. So that’s probably number one. Well, how about this? What if Terrence had an iPhone? And if you connect your iPhone, like to your iPad, or your laptop or something like that, you might even see the phone messages? That’s right on your laptop as well. So I think the possibilities are endless, also, you talk to Terrence a lot with the camera, and yeah, you’re right. There’s the basics of just what are the dates of the photographs, but there’s all kinds of metadata in any kind of digital evidence that could be looked at, you know, including on the camera. So those are definitely two good starting points, and again, just somebody to lean on people to try to get some of this investigative material, and what are the all the legalities here if the case is open case is closed, you know, can get the sheriff’s hand be forced basically?

[00:51:41] Dion Mitchell: Well, I think the key phrase you mentioned a couple times is just the basics. I don’t even feel based on what I’ve read and heard from Terrence Sr., that even the basics have been met. Yeah, there was the initial search in the area, but I mean, you got to spiral out from there. Right. So you’ve checked that box. Okay, we’ve searched the area, but then you got to start working backwards and right. You know, this right, doesn’t seem like that’s been done.

[00:52:06] Mehul Anjaria: No. So I mean, again, like I said earlier, you know, what are all the reasons that maybe you, you wouldn’t detect Terrence? You know, one is that he was never there. You know? So, I mean, how do you look at that analytically and say, well, it could have been because of this,that, the other but I mean, certainly, again, tunnel vision, I think and then oh, let’s do Yeah, I do remember the sheriff. There was another incident in Idaho where I think some kids they flipped there SUV into a river. Yeah, and again, there was some discussion about how poorly the family was treated, and I remember that there was a quote from the Sheriff like, Oh, the river will spit him out eventually. It’s like, you know, this is this is 2021. You know, it’s like we we don’t do that. We don’t let things you know just become mysteries. We we have the technology now.

[00:52:57] Dion Mitchell: Yeah, it definitely It was hard to when listening to his interviews, it was hard to determine whether or not he was just flippant about it and city folks come up here and bad things happen and they kind of get what they deserve or actually being resistant to doing a real investigation for me, I still don’t have I haven’t made up my mind on that. You know, just, it’s crazy. So at this point, we just have no idea what types of resistance and motivations are out there against having the truth come out and hopefully we’ll learn that soon. So let’s hope that these Crime Redefined episodes will will make a difference and really have an impact on this, on finding Terrence.

[00:53:40] Mehul Anjaria: Yes, our wonderful listeners, please please contact Mr. Woods with any information you might have, and you know, please share this episode with people who you think might be interested in it or know something about some of the areas we’ve talked about, and so let me repeat Mr. Woods’ email address, because it’s a little tricky, and also, there’s a GoFundMe page out there called:  Find my Missing Son, Terrence Woods. Terrence Woods Sr. has a Facebook page that’s very easy to find. There’s a Twitter account the handle is @findterrencewds, the woods is abbreviated wds, so @findterrencewds, and there’s also an Instagram account @ findterrencewoods. So hit up all those sites.

[00:54:37] Dion Mitchell: Make a donation.

[00:54:38] Mehul Anjaria: Sure contact us you know if you’ve got information that’s right, pass it along we are easy to find. Yeah, come on,. Let’s see what we can do.

[00:54:46] Dion Mitchell: So we really hope that this episode is helpful to the Woods family, we really do, and thanks so much to all of our awesome listeners and social media connections. We would love to hear your feedback on this episode, and we look forward to seeing you on the next episode of Crime Redefined.

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Find Terrence Woods-Part 1-S1 33

27-year-old Terrence Woods went missing on October 5, 2018.  He was working with a production crew that was filming a TV series in mountainous central Idaho.  Reportedly he ran down a steep embankment in the Idaho wilderness never to be seen again.  His father Terrence Woods, Sr. joins Crime Redefined to set the record straight on what may have happened and how he feels the investigation has been handled and portrayed in the media. Part 1 of 2 of our interview with Terrence Woods, Sr.

[00:00:00] Announcer: Welcome to the Crime Redefined Podcast produced by Zero Cliff Media coming to you from the US Bank Tower high above downtown Los Angeles. In our podcast, we drill deep into forensics and criminal investigation from the viewpoint of the defense, as well as explore the intersection of the media and the justice system.

[00:00:21] Dion Mitchell: Thanks for joining us on Crime Redefined today. I’m Dion Mitchell here with my Crime Redefined cohost Mehul Anjaria. We truly appreciate you taking the time to listen to our episodes and interact with us on social media.

[00:00:33] Mehul Anjaria: Please keep the comments coming on Twitter and Instagram and all of that, we like to hear your feedback and commentary on how we’re doing. So today we have the honor of talking to Terrence Woods Sr. whose son Terrence Jr., mysteriously disappeared almost three years ago on October 5th, 2018 to this day there are no real substantial leads as to what may have happened to him. So needless to say, this has been a very grueling and long ordeal for our special guest today.

[00:01:06] Dion Mitchell: We just felt it was important to give Terrence Senior another platform to get his perspective on his son’s disappearance out there, just like in a cold case investigation, the more, the story is told, the more likely it is that someone will come forward with new information, ideas, or resources to help solve this mystery. So today we’re going to take a little bit of time and we’re going to set this up for you with all the details that we have and where things stand as of today.

[00:01:35] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah. This will be brief, I mean, certainly you can read a lot about the case and we’ll, after we talked to Terrence, we can all decide what are established facts and what are in question, but it goes like this Terrence Jr. was part of a 12 person crew from a London based production company and they were on site in Idaho working on a TV show in the Orogrande area of Central Idaho.

[00:02:01] Dion Mitchell: Now another kind of full disclosure, I’m familiar with this area and it is heavily forested and it’s also at elevation of about 4,500 feet. It is truly a no man’s land where the Penman mine is located as you’ll hear from Terrence, even the basic facts surrounding his son’s disappearance are not necessarily agreed on.

[00:02:22] Mehul Anjaria: Right. So let’s go with again, just what’s been reported kind of universally, so it was reported that on the evening of October 5th, 2018, again, almost three years ago that Terrence, all of a sudden said that he needed to go to the bathroom and he put down his handheld radio and proceeded to run extremely fast down a very steep embankment into treacherous terrain and from that point supposedly crew members ran down this embankment after him basically didn’t see him, I guess they couldn’t catch up to him. Didn’t find a trace of him and it was claimed that when these crew members then came back up the embankment, that because of the terrain and all the trees, their clothes were torn and they were actually scraped up

[00:03:09] Dion Mitchell: As they should be. Like I said, this is heavily forested and most of the ground there is either, what’s the word for it? Where branches and stuff come down and it’s a lot of shale rock. So it’s slippery going and I believe there was snow on the ground at the time, or at least some moisture, which would have made it even more treacherous, Mehul.

[00:03:29] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah. We’ll get into this, but it’s worth noting that Terrence was not known as a mountain man or anything like that.

[00:03:36] Dion Mitchell: I think it’s fair to say he’s a city guy for the most part.

[00:03:38] Mehul Anjaria: And there were descriptions. Yeah. Him running like, like a hare or something very fast down the steep embankment. So we’ll get into that with Terrence.

[00:03:46] Dion Mitchell: So anyway, the crew now, did what they needed to do and a put out the call and a search ensued for Terrence Jr. In this harsh terrain, including scent dogs, helicopters with thermal imaging equipment and a search and rescue team. There was no evidence developed that Terrence had been in the area it was claimed that he ran to.

[00:04:08] Mehul Anjaria: So now this is an interesting development. I think this would depend on what filter, you’re looking at the facts through. So what you described can mean one or two things, basically, right? This is a mystery. This guy ran down and there’s this no sight of him. What, what the hell happened, or if you want to play devil’s advocate, you might look at this and say, well, wait a minute. They threw everything they could and there’s no sign that he ever ran down that embankment, so did that even happen? So, of course, Terrence Senior and Terrence’s mom wanted to get out to Idaho as soon as possible, find out what the heck was going on and when they did that, they expected to meet with the Sheriff of Idaho county, as well as the TV crew that Terrence was with on the shoot, because obviously they would be the best witness, but when they got to the Sheriff’s department, there was only one crew member left at the meeting and apparently the rest had already returned to London, and this episode that they were all filming actually never made it to the air.

[00:05:08] Dion Mitchell: So it just kind of, just ups, the level of the mystery, right?

[00:05:12] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah, it sure does. Is there a reason that they weren’t at the Sheriff’s department?

[00:05:17] Dion Mitchell: If anything it just doesn’t look right. So although Terrence has spent some time in London working in production, he’d been living with Terrance senior in Maryland when he agreed to the goldmine shoot. When Terrance left home for the shoot, the first stop he made with the crew was actually, and I believe he was picked up in the, in an airport in Montana , it was not in Idaho. So as you will hear from Terrence Senior, the overall investigation is sadly lacking. Which in my opinion is kind of a mystery there another mystery in itself, there does not seem to even be definitive evidence that Terrence ever made it to Idaho from Montana.

[00:05:58] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah, Dion I have to admit, I really hadn’t heard of this case until you brought it to my attention year and a half ago and I know you kept pushing me. Hey, check this out and then when I finally did.

[00:06:09] Dion Mitchell: I know you love a good mystery.

[00:06:10] Mehul Anjaria: Absolutely, and you were right so, you know, to kind of study up on the case. I think we both read the articles that were out there. There’s one on Deadline, there’s one on Vice, I think those are the major ones anyway and then there’s a six-part Fox Five podcast called Missing Pieces: Into the Woods and then finally at the end of 2020 there was a Dr. Phil episode dedicated to the disappearance of Terrence and yeah. I have to say, I tuned out a little bit after Dr. Phil and I sort of just assumed that, well, after the Dr. Phil episode, there’s going to be a big break. That’s going to solve it. That’s the publicity, it needed a, there’s going to be some new leads and all of that and then, just, I don’t know, a few weeks ago, poking around on the internet. I couldn’t find one development in that case, or any evidence of any leads that came from the Dr. Phil Show and I was kind of shocked because, isn’t that the thing now in cold case investigation, that you get it on a podcast, you get it on, somebody and it just shakes it up.

[00:07:14] Dion Mitchell: I mean, come on. This is Dr. Phil. That’s a lot of eyeballs.

[00:07:16] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah. I mean, how are you going to reach more people? In fact, we talked to Lindsey Wade about that too, about rewarming these cold cases and that something always shakes out in this day and age of social media and all that didn’t happen here.

[00:07:31] Dion Mitchell: Yeah. So instead of rehashing the prevailing narrative on what happened at Terrence Jr and pretending we were experts on this case, we wanted to speak directly to Terrence Sr, to get a more well-rounded view of some of the puzzling, assertions and facts surrounding the investigation.

[00:07:48] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah it’s frustrating that there’s just a lot of speculation out there. There’s a lot of connecting the dots, maybe prematurely without the hard evidence or without that what I want to see. I want to see that physical evidence, show me some DNA,  I just, when I’m involved in post conviction investigations. The re-investigation is so thorough, people are knocking on doors and looking at reports and as we’re going to find out, there’s really a dearth of reports and stuff because of the status of the case and so now we’re left with a bunch of theories that are all over the place. So, some would say that well, Terrence he wanted to get off the grid and he wanted to disappear or ghost himself, or maybe there was foul play by somebody, maybe it was his coworkers did Terrence fall into mine shaft? Did he succumb to the elements or to a bear or something like that? There’s also rumor that Terrence had a mental breakdown and there’s probably a whole bunch more. So, our feeling here is let’s kind of get to the closest source we can which is Terrence Jr’s dad Terrence and in the end, as you’ll hear, we had a very poignant and I would say long discussion with Terrence. We’re gonna break this into a two-part episode, and we’re also working on potentially speaking to another person who’s very close to the case and may have some information. So here’s part one of our interview with Terrence Woods Sr.  Terrence we’re honored to have you on Crime Redefined today.

[00:09:18] Terrence Woods Sr.: I thank you for having me as well.

[00:09:20] Mehul Anjaria:  Yeah. Thank you so much for taking some time out of an evening and Terrence, it’s our hope that today’s interview will move that needle forward in the long process of getting some answers about your son.

[00:09:30] Terrence Woods Sr.: We definitely need the answers. It’s going on three years and every time I think I’m getting closer to something and get knocked back 25 feet. I’ve been on Dr. Phil I’ve been on talk shows, Fox Five other radio shows and, spoken to a lot of people in the, in the beginning, everybody, oh, we want to help, we can help X, Y, and Z and the next thing is a dead end.

[00:09:52] Dion Mitchell: Yeah, we’re going to try to do everything we can to just get more information out there and spread the word, but you know, my first question for you is how are you and how are your family? You just mentioned it’s coming up on three years. I’m just wondering how are you doing? And how’s your family doing?

[00:10:04] Terrence Woods Sr.: It’s real rough. I mean, because my two sons Terrance is my oldest and he’s 29 now my youngest son is 25. I’ve been raising my kids for over 18 years by myself although their mothers in their life, we’re not together and I, they’ve always been with me. So it was kinda rough because the day that I took my son to the airport, September 30th, 2018, his bedroom is the same exact way it was the day I took him to the airport. So I don’t know about anyone else, but it’s real difficult on me.

[00:10:32] Dion Mitchell:  There was no way that I think that’s that you, anybody can possibly imagine, you know what you’re going through until you actually go through it. We just wanted to kind of see how you were doing and how you’re doing now. Compared to how you were when you first found the news, those first couple of weeks.

[00:10:47] Terrence Woods Sr.: The first couple of weeks were a shock and it was, denial that this can’t be happening. This can’t be happening, this can’t be happening. We are going to find him and he’s going to come home now, are we going over two and a half years. And you would think it would get better, but it’s getting worse because after two and a half years with no answers still, it’s not a good feeling. I try to go to sleep some nights and my son said dad help me dad help me and I just sit up and go sit in his room on the bed and say, man, I ain’t gonna forget about you. I’m gonna find you. I’m fine, and by the time I know it’s four o’clock I got to go to work. I ain’t been asleep all night. I got to go to work and put on a $9 smile and act like, Hey, what’s going on? and inside of me is like upside down.

[00:11:30] Mehul Anjaria: Well, Terrence, let’s get into some of the reasons why you don’t have any answers. So can you explain for our listeners why it is that the Idaho County Sheriff’s office considers Terrence’s disappearance, an open case? And then how that designation hinders you from collecting more information or, doing your own investigation?

[00:11:55] Terrence Woods Sr.: Well, the sad thing with the Idaho Sheriff’s department is I don’t know what’s going on with them. Right, but to say the least, but if they close the case, then the records become public records. So anyone could get the information. Now, I don’t know if you seen the Dr. Phil show when I was on the Dr. Phil show and when Dr. Phil asked the sheriff, well, why don’t you close the case? So the family can get, information. He said, I’m not closing the case. Well if you don’t close the case, then are you going to still work it? No, we’re not actively looking as well. So if you’re not going to close the case, you’re not going to look for him. Then what’s the hard part about closing it, why don’t you want us to see what you have not really done, and the lies that you all have told people.

[00:12:45] Dion Mitchell: I was going to say, what’s your gut feeling of why he would be holding this up and when it just makes no sense logical sense of why he would be kind of working against you?

[00:12:51] Terrence Woods Sr.: Because it’s more behind it, then he’s admitting to, and that he wanted anyone to know. They know they dropped the ball. If they didn’t have something to do with the ball from day one, when I got to Idaho, when I went to Sheriff’s department, this young man that worked there, he said, and this is the person I spoke to on the phone. He worked in the Sheriff department. He’s the one that took the 911 call when he took the 911 call and I spoke, he said, Mr. Woods, something’s not right about it. Something is not right. He said, when you get to Idaho, make sure you see me. When I got Idaho went to the Sheriff’s department and I seen this person gave me an envelope. He said, whatever you do don’t tell anybody I gave just to you and don’t show it to anybody. No problem. I go back to the hotel room. I opened the envelope up. It’s the original police report. It was called in and it’s police report is saying detail for detail what quote unquote was said when they called this in one, they said my son was a dark complexion person. I don’t know if you seen pictures of my son?

[00:13:52] Dion Mitchell: Yeah. He doesn’t fit that description.

[00:13:54] Terrence Woods Sr.: Not dark at all. Right. Okay. Moving along then. You also. That morning, he had an anxiety attack. Okay. Well, if he had an anxiety attack, did you all call professional medical assistance and no report that you would hear or read or anything No one ever once up to this second, then they call for professional medical assistance, but you told me, oh, we had to detain him. Oh, you said he had an anxiety attack. So do you mean restrain? No. Well, detain mean to hold against your will, detain mean to hold down. If he had an anxiety attack, why would you have to detain him somewhere? No, but everything worked out. You still didn’t answer that question. Well, everything worked out and then we went on out and the day was going along well. Okay, Now everything worked out from him having this anxiety attack. Now mind you, if you look at any of your reports, listen to anything. You don’t hear anyone dwell on Montana. Well, Montana, that’s the place he first went to on September 30th, which was that Sunday. Well, if he was in Montana from Sunday to Thursday, which was the 4th of October now, woke up on the fifth, which was that Friday. No one speak nothing about from Sunday to Thursday, no one say in Montana, he allegedly had an anxiety attack. He was tripping and you had no conversation about Montana. Now he’s in Idaho, but less than 24 hours, the day he wake up that Friday from that Thursday, getting there, he has an anxiety attack. Wow. Out of the clear, but four days he’d been in Montana. We speak nothing of that. No one even shows, there is no pictures of him in Montana you don’t even see any pictures up in Idaho. Okay. So nevertheless, that day going to the fifth. Now you say you’re out on the shoot and he has, this relapse he’s acting strange. He tries to grab a drone out of the sky, still no one sat him down and put them in a car, truck, whatever, and got professional medical assistance. If I go to work right now, if you go to work and your coworkers, see you acting strange out of the norm, whoa, man, let’s call some help for him. No one, not once said they call for professional medical assistance where this person who was at work with 10 other people grown people, you will read nothing no one ever said they call for a professional medical. No one even said they called for medical assistance. Not even putting the word professional in front of it but you all determined that this young man who’d been all over the world, never had an issue. Nowhere before he’s with you over this one trip and it’s one morning, although he was with you four days prior in Montana, which you speak nothing of, but just one morning in Idaho, he wake up that morning, have a mental breakdown, starting the morning off and just lose it in the evening and leap off a cliff and run like a hare.

[00:17:11] Mehul Anjaria: I want to follow up on something you said Terrence, other than, I guess the lucky break of that one police officer handing you that envelope, have you seen any type of official reports on the investigation?

[00:17:24] Terrence Woods Sr.: No, nothing. They will not, they will not give anything. That’s just like when originally, when I spoke to him on the phone, I was supposed to speak to the whole crew, by the time I got there, it was only one person there. There’s no reason for me to speak to anyone else. Once again, I asked a simple question, If you go to work today, I go to work. Then I’m with coworkers, God forbid something happens the first thing your family’s going to say, who was he with? Who was she with? And they went, if nothing’s funny, nothing’s out of line. He is with Joe Blow Mike, Sally, because your family want to ask, but when you say no, you can not speak to them and you get everyone out of the country. Really, really? Because guess what? 10 people can’t tell the same lie and if its all the truth all of us can say the same story if it’s all true, but if we got 10 people and we know something shady online, everybody ain’t gonna tell the same lie. So how do you cover a lie? Getting nine of the ten people out of here, we got one host here to talk, come on man. Up to this day, they won’t give anyone the other people’s information. Come on.

[00:18:37] Dion Mitchell: So you actually have the original report that the original report that came from the 911 operator.

[00:18:42] Terrence Woods Sr.: I have the original 911 call and that’s another thing that took place with the sheriff department when I was out there. So the guy, Simon, the one person that was allegedly that’s the person they stated did not get along with my son and he told me out his own mouth, then when he first met my son, he had high standards of my son, but all of a sudden those standards dropped and he don’t know what was wrong with my son because my son didn’t know what type of fruit to give him when he told him to go get his fruit. My son don’t know you why would he know what kind of fruit to get you, sir?

[00:19:13] Mehul Anjaria: It’s almost like shifting the blame is kind of what that sounds like. Why is it the first thing? Here’s some parents who were upset. Why is it the first thing that you tell them is that you essentially dis their son. It’s crazy.

[00:19:24] Terrence Woods Sr.: Exactly and I spoke to this dude on the phone prior to even going at that morning and this guy is saying all this negative stuff about my son, although my son is the one that’s missing and you were the one that was supposed to be with him and your telling him you were uncomfortable. He disappointed you, you all just told me my son is missing and you tell me about my son disappointed you and did not stand up to your standards, really?

[00:19:49] Dion Mitchell: Do you think he came out of Montana? Do you ever think that he was actually in Idaho? Do you have actually people that you spoke with.

[00:19:54] Terrence Woods Sr.: You have a couple of locals, which I have not actually physically seen or spoke to it’s word of mouth. That said they saw him. They were up on the mountain top when they spoke with them. Well, this place had 200, the population is 200, 206 people. It’s one way in and one way out. They knew who I was when I walked into the gas station, supermarket all that. They knew who I was. Oh, you must be the young man’s father, who disappeared here. So you all know who I am, but nobody know what happened to my son, but moving quick forward and then we can rewind. So when I’m in the sheriff department that morning now they don’t know I have this paperwork. So then speaking, so I said let me why did you all say, my son had a mental breakdown and leaped off a cliff and this dude Simon said, no one ever said that. I said, well, why did you all say my son was dark complexion, no one said that. I said that was said the sheriff looks down and he said, Mr. Woods, I have the 911 report right here in front of me he opens up a yellow manila folder looks down. No, no one said anything like that. I have the 911 report also, right and I read it last night, but I never said nothing to them at that time. I said, man, I got to get out of here, cause I might disappear. He lied to me and looked down at the paper. No one said that no one said anything like that Mr. Woods, where would you get something like that from?

[00:21:21] Dion Mitchell: Definitely sounds like they’re trying to cover something there for the life of me I can’t figure out what it would be.

[00:21:28] Terrence Woods Sr.: I’ll say this. I don’t know even if my son made it to Idaho, but my thing is this, When my son texted well, when I got the text from my son’s phone, I don’t even know if it was him texted, but I got a text when I got the text from his phone and it said ‘dad I’m coming home’ so I’m not knowing that anything was wrong. I’m like, good. Make sure you bring me my shot glasses because everywhere he goes, that’s the only thing I don’t want nothing, but the shot glass goes in the cabinet. So I’m thinking I’m gonna talk to him later on because I get this text, on Friday. So I’m say, well, later on, he’s gonna tell me, why he cut it short? Why are you coming home? I’m thinking I’m going to talk to my son later on now, not knowing that if that was him that sent the text. So could text came from his phone, whatever happened, cause I didn’t verbally speak to him. This is a text coming to me.

[00:22:19] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah. That’s a great point. Terrence and I know much was made of, I think it was on Dr. Phil. They made it seem like a mystery why Terrence left early yet in other media coverage, like a podcast, the claim was that his mother was having medical tests and that’s why he wanted to leave early, but you bring up a great point and it we’ll get to this, but in any good investigation, you look at the cell phone evidence, all that, but we don’t know that those messages are coming from Terrence and so what’s your take on why he would leave the set early?

[00:22:54] Terrence Woods Sr.: Well, he’s never left a set early. That’s first and foremost, okay. First and foremost, he’s never left a set early. Secondly, they were in Montana, they have pictures of it on a Facebook page with all of them in Montana. My son is in none of the pictures. They have pictures of them in Idaho. My son is in none of the pictures. Well, when I had the private investigator, before he started stealing money. He claimed, which I never got that I paid for, that he had the footage from the hotel. Well, you would, if I’m a sheriff, whatever, why don’t they have the footage from the hotel? So show me some pictures of my son walking in a hotel, walking out the hotel. I have not seen any of that yet. No one, you know what I’m saying? So where’s that at? No, I haven’t seen no footage of proof, other than word of mouth. Some couple of locals. that you all could have paid money to say anything. You know what I’m saying? You were in this little, small town, somebody tell you I’m gonna give you 50, $50,000 and that’s more than three, four years of salary to you, You can say anything.

[00:23:58] Dion Mitchell: Yeah. We have those questions, the questions that you have and your statements that you’re making we have those exact same ones. I mean, this stuff screamed at us when we were watching all this in the interviews.

[00:24:06] Terrence Woods Sr.: You know what I’m saying? And they make them like, okay, you had this quote unquote mental breakdown. Okay, you all keep saying he had a mental breakdown. So what doctor professional medical assistant person documented that and said that, so what happened in Montana first? They started this from four days Sunday to Thursday, y’all on the trip on to Idaho. No one say nothing about no funny behavior from Sunday. There’s no one is nothing you won’t pick up any information from Sunday to Thursday. Only thing you hear about is this team on Friday, he had a mental nervous breakdown, et cetera, et cetera, and all hell broke loose and went zero for my son. What? No one is leading up to this. Come on.

[00:24:52] Dion Mitchell: You mentioned the private investigators that you hired. How was it working with them?

[00:24:58] Terrence Woods Sr.: It was terrible, it was terrible, I was shocked, I was vulnerable. Don’t get me wrong. When I met the first guy, he talked real good, sounded real slick, my son missing. So I’m just trying to find somebody to help me find my son. So I gave him my bank account, man, what you need  take this money? Just send me the bill, tell me what you are taking it for. I get a bill, a phone call to London, I gave him a friend of my son’s phone number, he called that person and charged me $600 for a phone call, and I gave you the person name and phone number and I got a $600 London phone call.

[00:25:33] Mehul Anjaria: As far as, Terrence the investigators that you dealt with, the private investigators were, they like licensed people that would appear reputable?

[00:25:42] Terrence Woods Sr.: Well on the internet, the one I found that he was supposedly, he had some good stuff on the internet, and it caught my eye. You know what I’m saying? So, I, at the time I was just trying to find some, I went to several people in this guy’s little biography sound real good. So I’m like, oh yeah, he talked a good game. So, all right, well, what we got to do get started and haven’t seen paperwork is here and we signed this and we’re going to get started. So I’m thinking, okay, man, I’m trying to find my son, you know what I’m saying. I ain’t nothing like this never happened to anyone. I know, so I don’t know who to ask to give me advice to tell me don’t do that don’t do this, man, my son is missing.

[00:26:22] Dion Mitchell: So basically, well, it sounds like you didn’t get a lot from them and they just blew your cash.

[00:26:26] Terrence Woods Sr.: Oh, I mean, I got them money taken from me then I had to close to cut cancel that debit card and then I’ve got the next guy and this guy found out he was working with the damn Sheriff’s department in Idaho. Yeah, so it hadn’t been happening and I thank God that I believe in God, man. Cause that’s the only way to keep you strong, man, because I gotta stay strong. For my youngest son, he won’t even talk about, he don’t, he didn’t want him to talk about his brother and he’s 25 years old. He’s the banker at PNC bank. He owns a wedding planning company, so he’s doing great, but he’s on, he’s staying strong, but he won’t talk about his brother. He don’t even want to talk. So right now it’s just me and him home now, cause both of my sons still live with me.

[00:27:05] Mehul Anjaria: Well, let me ask you this so far, we’ve talked about how you weren’t treated right by the cops. You weren’t treated right by the private investigators. How do you feel that the media has treated you and the story of Terrence’s disappearance?

[00:27:19] Terrence Woods Sr.: I think the media I’m not, I’m not going to get political right now. I’m not a Donald Trump follower. If you are, that’s your business, but, and what’d he say, fake media? Yeah, shit fake media, because I read some stories, man and I’m like, where the hell are these people get this story from? These people never contact me. I don’t know who they spoke to. So people grabbing stuff that Idaho put out this person and then they put in these stories, oh, he disappeared on his own. Oh, he didn’t get along with his family. Did you speak to his family? How you create these stories? I look at these stories, I’m like, well, who did these people speak to and get this information? I never spoke to this person, I had never gave this person permission. You know what I’m saying? So we’re, I put in my son’s name and see all these stories come up missing, missing and I read a little. Wow really what the hell.

[00:28:11] Dion Mitchell: That’s actually one of the reasons why we wanted to speak with you because so many of the, so much of the media that we read and watch, you can see that everything was slanted for a narrative to for clicks and we could not understand why and my next question is, and I think you’ve already answered is do you feel there’s been enough national exposure. I don’t understand after, when I first came in contact with this, why like Hollywood and why everybody, sports athletes, everyone is just not talking about this kids just don’t disappear.

[00:28:45] Terrence Woods Sr.: I’ve tried to get in touch with Tyler Perry. I tried to Jennifer Hudson. He worked with Jennifer Hudson on the Voice. My son worked on the Voice with Jennifer Hudson, Will I Am, Tom Jones, all of that, got pictures with them, all of that. I don’t know, I’m sure all of them, people read their mail and see what they’re going to give them and all this stuff. So, I don’t have no direct line. So I sent stuff to Tyler Perry, Jennifer Hudson Will I Am, President Obama, Mrs. Obama. You know what I’m saying? And it’s like, damn.,

[00:29:19] Dion Mitchell: And no one would touch it.

[00:29:22] Terrence Woods Sr.: No replies from nobody and then the people that do say, oh yeah. Oh man, there’s something wrong with this. We going to get all of it and suddenly they go dead. Like, somebody say, leave it alone. You know what I’m saying? That’s like in London, I spoken to several people in London in the journalism field and they say, man, they would blackball you out here. If you mentioned your son thing, like what.. I ain’t going to talk about that. Is Raw TV, too powerful? They said, man, we trying to get into business. You can’t bring up that story. Well, that alone saying, why would I blackball someone if you’re not doing nothing wrong? What are y’all what big picture y’all trying to cover? Because my thing is this if there was a text from my son and like you said, people were saying, oh, he told him that his mother was having an operation. If he told them this because his mother was not having an operation, then maybe he told him that because he saw something, heard something, he wasn’t comfortable with something and he felt he had to say something that might make them, allow him to get the hell out of it without the eyebrows going up, but my thing is this, If I get a text from you on Friday saying that you coming home and 7:20 AM, Saturday morning, I get a call, saying you leaped off a cliff when no one could find a trace of you, as you heard the Sheriff say on Dr. Phil, your dogs went to the area where they said, quote, unquote, my son went off, couldn’t find a trace and smelled nothing of him helicopters up in the air,  couldn’t find no heat detection of him or he was not there.

[00:31:09] Dion Mitchell: Yeah. I’m wondering that as well.

[00:31:11] Terrence Woods Sr.: Yeah, my son didn’t go over 70 degree angle cliff and like I told you, I said, first of all, my son had $300 inserts in his shoes. He’s flat foot, my son trips, walking up the steps. Now you all want to say in the evening that he dropped his radio in the evening, in the woods, and then he had a car waiting, so this boy never been here in his life, but he had a car to wait on the road and he’s going to run, drop your radio drop, don’t have a flashlight left your book bag with your light in it. In his bag, he had a stun gun in his bag and he had a pocket knife in his bag, he left his bag with a stun gun, pocketknife, everything, the leap down a cliff at night in the dark and you’re going to make it in the dark through the woods that you never been in, get your room and make it to the destination. They said when he was running, we sent one of the vehicles to the road, by the time the vehicle got there, he never crossed it cause he ain’t never go down there, but then they said when they went after him, as he was running like a hare. They came back up, they clothes was ripped and they were bleeding. Well, y’all came back up with ripped clothing and bleeding, but he didn’t lose a drop of blood for a dog to smell a piece of his clothes didn’t get ripped. So he flew down the cliff, get the hell out of here.

[00:32:25] Dion Mitchell: You mentioned Raw TV, obviously, Raw TV is a part of Discovery, which has got pretty long arms in the entertainment industry and I was wondering at the end of the Dr. Phil Show they finished up with, they said Raw TV had reached out to you and offered to meet with you and the Idaho Sheriff’s department. Did that follow up meeting ever occur?

[00:32:44] Terrence Woods Sr.: First of all, Raw TV and this is only hearsay, that’s only what they told us, no one reached out to me. Right? So Raw TV. Why do I have to come back to Idaho for you to meet up with me? We could do a zoom meeting, I don’t want to come back to Idaho. Why do you want to get me back there? So now I can disappear? My son disappeared out there. The sheriff showed me he was up to something shady, when he sat up and looked down and read a piece of paper and told me I was wrong and I got the same paper in my pocket and now you’re going to tell me we can meet up in Idaho. Hell no

[00:33:21] Dion Mitchell: So that meeting never took place that follow up that they threw on it.

[00:33:24] Terrence Woods Sr.: Raw TV haven’t offered me a penny to get a lawyer. They didn’t offer me a private investigator. Didn’t offer no help. Now y’all want to get me back in Idaho. The Idaho Sheriff’s department said, they’re not looking for my son.

[00:33:42] Mehul Anjaria: Well, let me ask you this Terrence.

[00:33:43] Terrence Woods Sr.: I’m listening.

[00:33:44] Mehul Anjaria: What person or organization in your opinion has actually been the biggest help to you as you sought to find some answers?

[00:33:53] Terrence Woods Sr.: No one as of yet. I thought Dr. Phil was going to be a plus, and I followed Dr. Phil show. When you go on these TV shows 99.9% of the time. If you have a drug problem, oh, we are going to put you in counseling marriage problem. We going to get you help with that at the end of that show, they offer you help towards whatever the reason you come on Dr. Phil didn’t offer me nothing. They ain’t saying, well, we can get you a private investigator. We can No!, well, one when you first took the case, the show, it took you over two months to actually air the show. You asked me to do it, then when you finally aired it, it was a put together show. You took what I told you and what my ex-wife said and we said, and then you spoke to the Sheriff Department totally separately and then you put that together. I wasn’t on the show where I could say, hold up, Sheriff, you’re lying about it and about people talking back and forth.

[00:34:57] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah, we were talking about this before we got on and the editing is crazy. It is so chopped up. Yeah.

[00:35:05] Terrence Woods Sr.: Come on, man. Man. Come on, man. Yeah, exactly.  Dr. Phil show, normally Dr. Phil, he come at you. You know what I’m saying? As you know, he come at you, he tap danced on that show, he didn’t eat him up, he tap danced. Then when he asked the Sheriff, so why don’t you give the family, then we’re not doing a follow and we’re not giving them no information. Okay. If you look at Dr. Phil show at the end of any show, they offer a drug addict, counseling, marriage people, counseling. They offer you something to help you at the end of that show, the show was over. Cut. I ain’t never hear from them yet since it was a wrap.

[00:35:52] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah, you’re right. Terrence. That’s the formula. Dr. Phil is supposed to be aggressive and get the answers and not just sit in the chair.

[00:35:58] Terrence Woods Sr.: Resolution, what was the resolution? If you watched it, what resolution you seen there? Like I said, his show revolves around everybody’s asking questions. If you cheat on your wife, your wife’s there, whatever it is then you had us and then you had the sheriff, you did a separate interview with him and whatever you felt made him look good, you put that in and then you made the show together. Sheriff your lying, Sheriff, I know I had a copy. I have a copy of the original report. I couldn’t say that, and so that was his background and everything, but I feel he’s under Oprah Winfrey, and she has a partnership with Discovery.

[00:36:43] Dion Mitchell: There you go. Good point

[00:36:46] Terrence Woods Sr.: Big situation. No.

[00:36:50] Dion Mitchell: You think that she would pick it up?

[00:36:51] Terrence Woods Sr.: Oprah Winfrey have ownership with Discovery, Dr. Phil is under Oprah Winfrey right before all this went out. Oh, well, no, you can’t, you can’t step hard on this one. You told him he was going to do it, you made yourself obligated. Okay, we’ll put it up there, but doctor it up and you don’t fuck with them.

[00:37:09] Dion Mitchell: I want to get into some of the investigation stuff and I was wondering has anybody I probably know the this answer as well, checked his Terrence’s electronic footprint, like his cell, any social media before and after the computer bank records, et cetera, is any of that investigated?

[00:37:25] Terrence Woods Sr.: Now let’s go with that one cell phone. Of course, we don’t have a cell phone. The cell phone quote unquote was with him. Supposedly he couldn’t ping it. Cause the first thing I said, well, why don’t you ping his phone? Well, we’re in the woods and we have Satellite phones cause there’s no service. Well ping his phone to see where the last service was when It took place, nothing happens. You know what I’m saying? Don’t exist. Now as far as this laptop, mind you. When I got there, the Sheriff department had everything. They gave me his laptop. They said you can’t get in, we tried to get into it, but he had a triple firewall in it and if you go into there and you do something, it’s going to burn everything up. We doubt if you can get into it, I brought it home, gave it to somebody and said, man, I don’t know what kind of firewall they have. I say that to say, I don’t know if people did whatever they wanted to do to it and then they put the firewall in there. I don’t know. I know his diary that came back home, I know pages are ripped out of that, that I never received. I know in his camera I have his camera. You would think as soon as I opened up, you can think all the pictures that I would see would be the first pictures of whatever he took while he was in Idaho and Montana. I couldn’t find new pictures until midway flipping through the pictures.

[00:38:51] Dion Mitchell: That’s a great point because I noticed that with your son, he was really big on either video or photographs, diaries, documenting everything he did and there would be a photograph trail.

[00:39:07] Terrence Woods Sr.: Anywhere my son go, he going to take pictures. He gonna make it, he going to take pictures of himself. He is no nothing, not nothing on it with my son, physical body.

[00:39:19] Mehul Anjaria: A quick question on that point. Have you ever considered, or have you ever talked to a computer forensics expert who could go in and trace what some of the deletions and editing and tampering might have.

[00:39:31] Terrence Woods Sr.: I’ve been trying to find such a person. I have people to say, oh, I know this person and get that person and I don’t know, I can’t get there. Oh, I know this person or I can do it. It’s going to cost you $2,500 though. You know what I’m saying? Oh, now you’re putting a price on it. You’re going to go pimp me for money. Huh? I’m a working person. I’ve been working all my life work now to take care of my kids. Both of my kids went to college, we live very comfortable and it’s just the three of us. I never got remarried, no other woman ever lived in my house, their relationship with their mother, It is what it is. You know what I’m saying? That’s their mother, you know what I’m saying? She loved him. They love her, but they always live with me.  Dr. Phil, Terrence was in Montana from Sunday y’all left, arrived in Idaho on Thursday as you, if you seen, when I opened up his suitcase with his clothes, all his clothes are neatly, folded up brand new underwear tags still on socks, still rolled up pants, not worn shirts, but he got one pair of muddy, dirty boots and with all these clean clothes where are his dirty clothes for the last five days?

[00:40:51] Dion Mitchell: A side question. Terrence, did he, and this is just kind of standard they ask about when they do search and rescue, did they just does Terrance aside from, you mentioned the $300 inserts, which I have as well for my flat feet. So I can relate to that any medical issues of, heart lungs, like headaches or anything like that?

[00:41:09] Terrence Woods Sr.: No, I told them they could get his doctor records from his doctor. You know what I’m saying? He has a regular primary doctor at Kaiser Permanente . We have insurance, we have doctors. We go to see the dentist. We go get physicals, get his doc, everybody talking about he had, okay, first now you’re saying the young man had a mental breakdown. Now you’re trying to say. yeah, I’ve found pills, that’s called hearsay. Show me evidence that you went to his primary doctor where his physicals are his lab work is then just go to, if you got work from, give me some of that and you show me one, one physical, one thing from any of his doctors that said he was coming in for anything. Show me some proof from a professional person not of created word of mouth trying to down talk to the person, or make this person look like the enemy, so people say, oh, he had mental problems, all the hell with him. That’s just, I guess the Sheriff said, oh, he from the city? We don’t even live in the city. My son was never even brought up in the city. You know what I’m saying? So well, because he’s black. He’s from the city?

[00:42:25] Mehul Anjaria: Yeah that’s kind of the inference. You might draw by what he said and it’s funny when you said that 911 caller said Terrence had a dark complexion. Well, compared to everybody else in Idaho. Yeah.

[00:42:36] Terrence Woods Sr.: But even from some of the people, not who he looked like, some of them.

[00:42:41] Mehul Anjaria: Well, let me go back to Raw TV real quick and I think I know the answer to this question, but again, another claim on Dr. Phil by the Sheriff, I believe. He said that you had the names of every one of the crew numbers members. Now, is that true or is Simon the only name that you have?

[00:43:00] Terrence Woods Sr.: Simon is the only name that they would give me, Simon is the only person I met and only name they would give. Raw TV would not, they said there was no criminal investigation and there was no need to give anyone else’s name not up to this day, even when Fox Five, that’s another joke of a newscast story they did a six-part podcast on my son, terrible, because it was totally one sided, everything that Melanie did was what the sheriff department said, what the sheriff department said. There is nothing in a six-part podcast that this lady did on my son where she had people that he knows people that he went to school with family members, the thing is what they said. Wow. Then the last one was, my son was with the lady that owned the RV company and told her, he don’t get along with his father, him and his brother fight. He don’t love his mother.

[00:44:02] Dion Mitchell: And none of that’s true?

[00:44:04] Terrence Woods Sr.: Hell no. Like I said, my son lived with me, his bedroom, very comfortable.

[00:44:12] Dion Mitchell: You mentioned, you mentioned a couple of pieces of evidence and stuff and I was just wondering, what do you think what’s the one most important piece of evidence or piece of the puzzle that you don’t have that might kind of blow this open or reignite it?

[00:44:25] Terrence Woods Sr.: One, if we could get in that computer to see, like you said, what was all deleted? And two, like I said, in his camera, if right now you take a bunch of pictures. So now get your camera, the pictures that you. Should not be, it shouldn’t be 200 pictures in front of them, 50 pictures in front of them. That means somebody went through them and you know what I’m saying? Scattered them around or whatever. Someone went through that.

[00:44:53] Dion Mitchell: Well, that’s it easy to figure out. So, I’m assuming since Terrence was a pro he’s probably using a pretty nice 35 millimeter camera, correct?

[00:45:01] Terrence Woods Sr.: Yes.

[00:45:02] Dion Mitchell: Okay. So that means that you can download all the pictures off the camera, via USB into a computer, and then you should be able to see each picture is timestamped. There’s no way around that and then it also should be in synchronicity. So it should be like depending how many photos is taken. It would be, 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003 and then you can look at the timestamps. So that’s fairly easy and that’s something that you can actually do right now and that’s just hook that 35 up to a PC.

[00:45:30] Terrence Woods Sr.: Okay. Well, I was I looked at, I was looking at him, through the little scan on them and I could see dates and stuff on them.

[00:45:39] Dion Mitchell: So right there. Yeah, exactly. So right there that would tell you because you get it

[00:45:43] Terrence Woods Sr.: Right. So that’s my point.

[00:45:46] Dion Mitchell: Terrence was really good he was taking all these pictures. So if there was a gap, of more than 24 hours, that would be odd.

[00:45:57] Terrence Woods Sr.: Exactly. That’s my point. Okay. So that’s my point. So I’m looking at pictures, but I’m looking at pictures. Okay. Like I said, he was just in Idaho. So those should be the first pictures then to be Montana pictures, those pictures are from when he was in Rome, I had the wrong pictures show up before the Idaho pictures.

[00:46:18] Dion Mitchell: Yeah, that’s not right.

[00:46:19] Terrence Woods Sr.: Come on.

[00:46:19] Dion Mitchell: You mentioned Terrance’s suitcase. When did you come in contact with it? And then how long did it take you to actually open it up?

[00:46:26] Terrence Woods Sr.: They gave it to me the day after I got there.

[00:46:31] Dion Mitchell: And you opened it up right away.

[00:46:32] Terrence Woods Sr.: No I looked in his backpack, his suitcase, I didn’t wanna open it up for months and then I finally opened it up and that’s when I seen everything easily folded up. That’s like they said it was 30, it was 32 degrees the night they did the shoot.

[00:46:52] Dion Mitchell: Was there snow, is there snow on the ground up there?

[00:46:56] Terrence Woods Sr.: Yes.

[00:46:56] Dion Mitchell: Was there a lot or little?

[00:46:58] Terrence Woods Sr.: In the mountains, It was, that’s why they had to stop because of the weather. So mind you, it’s 32 degrees. He runs down this hill well, what did he have? Oh, he had on, we believe a light jacket and some pants, one light jacket. Well, 32 degrees. The snow suit that I bought him before he left that’s at home with me. He didn’t have his snow suit on his secondary coat. Heavy coat I brought home with me. So he’s out, out in the woods. Y’all all got on winter coats, everything, but he’s out there with a little jacket on it. Snow coat, snow pants he doesn’t wear none of that. His boots, he didn’t have boots. He got muddy pair of shoes where these shoes are muddy, I mean, I don’t know if you’ve seen the Dr. Phil show, you’ll see the shoes. So why would he be out in that type of, and I know he took, he wouldn’t, he loves Doc Martens. So I know he had Doc Martens, I guess he might’ve had those on that day. Cause they didn’t come back, sneakers still in his bag. Like I said, no dirty clothes, no dirty underwear, no dirty t-shirts, no dirty socks. If those boots, those shoes is in there muddy, there should be some muddy pants around, should be some pants around with bottom of the pants would be muddy too, but nothing else is dirty.

[00:48:18] Dion Mitchell: Yeah. I got hung up on that pretty early as to where where were the clothes? I’ve just no, full disclosure here, I’ve worked in production for a really long time, 20 years on a set and when you get done at the end of the day, you’re not putting those clothes back on, there’s a pile of dirty clothes and you move on. So clearly he’s worked on enough sets that he knows that you pack accordingly because basically you wear something it’s done until you bring it home and you wash it. So where do you think that his dirty clothes went?

[00:48:48] Terrence Woods Sr.: Who’s to say how many days he really was there, who’s to say his dirty clothes wasn’t a part of some type of evidence and y’all got rid of them, not you all meaning you, but they got rid of them, come on, man.

[00:48:59] Mehul Anjaria: Well, then that leads into my next question. Obviously that hotel room is a very important piece of evidence and now did you say that the private investigator, the only thing he or she did was give you a photograph of the hallway of the hotel?

[00:49:13] Terrence Woods Sr.: No, I said they didn’t give me anything. They told me they have it. I have no evidence.

[00:49:18] Mehul Anjaria: That’s right. You haven’t seen it.

[00:49:19] Terrence Woods Sr.: Oh, No one will, let me see anything and remember this, I don’t know if you heard in the interview where they said the crew quote, unquote, went back to his room and went into his room and then they taped his room off and locked his room, so no one else could get in it. So the crew went back in the room before the Sheriff’s department or anyone even got there.

[00:49:40] Mehul Anjaria: You now have multiple instances where people, if they wanted to, could have tampered with evidence.

[00:49:46] Terrence Woods Sr.: Could have done anything, man. Yeah. That’s my point.

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