New research at the University of Huddersfield has highlighted the success of so-called cadaver dogs
She disappeared in 1990, and although her body was never found, investigators got a tip, years later, and dug up a rug at a horse farm on which more than one cadaver dog
Chapters 3 and 4 explain the methods of training a cadaver dog
and the handling and use of training aids.
A swift-water raft team, divers and a cadaver dog
have worked with detectives on the search.
The cadaver dog
picked up a "scent of death" on everything from Kate McCann's clothes to the missing four year-old's favourite soft toy Cuddle Cat, according to reports.
Nordstrom and Nikko, one of just six FBI cadaver dog
teams across the nation, were in Washington for a week after the Sept.
Sniffer dogs and a specialist cadaver dog
, trained to find human remains, were also being used to search the house and grounds.
The team, which includes three cadaver dog
handlers, three emergency physicians and their staff, construction specialists, fiber-optic recovery specialists and others, was in relatively good spirits before embarking on what they knew would probably be one of the most traumatic and demanding missions of their careers.
Detectives have been digging, with the help of a city backhoe and a state police cadaver dog
, at the rear of the lot for three days.
Acting on instructions given Monday by convicted killer Gabriel Gomez, Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Joe D'Allura used his cadaver dog
, Reilly, to comb the rugged canyons in the area and found the grave just after sunset Tuesday.
Investigators didn't say what they were searching for, but at least two vehicles were reportedly taken away from the property and a cadaver dog
was brought in.
They have contacted the defence team of a man accused of killing his wife in a case where cadaver dog
evidence was key.