He had hoped an apprenticeship with a plant healer from the Shipibo tribe would help his goal of changing careers to become an addiction counsellor using hallucinogenic medicine
Woodroffe, 41, from the town of Courtenay on Victoria island in British Columbia, had travelled to Peru to study hallucinogenic medicine. He had a dream of becoming an addiction counsellor.
Around the time that Mr Woodroffe was in the area, Olivia Arevalo, an octogenarian plant healer from the Shipibo-Konibo tribe of northeastern Peru was killed.
For reasons which not really clear, Woodroffe was blamed for the death of the elderly shaman. This led to his own death.
Woodroffe was filmed being dragged by the neck shortly after the death of the Shaman