K9's Ability To Work a Car Trail, after 14 Inches of Flooding Rains
Our Unit contacted Richmond Police Department in Virginia, to offer K9 search support for a case involving a homicide that occurred as a result of a moving vehicle. A drug deal had gone bad and the victim was pulled to her death attempting to hang onto the steering wheel while the driver and passenger sped off.
Arrangements were made to search the following day, however the remnants of Hurricane Gaston entered the area, which ultimately dumped 15 inches of rain on the Richmond area in the course of several hours, flooding major roads, and buildings.
Brewer: Woman, her yellow Lab help in searches when trails grow cold
By Nok-Noi Ricker
Saturday, March 15, 2008 - Bangor Daily News
More than a week after a Bangor man mysteriously disappeared in November and after police had exhausted all their leads, Quincy, a 2½-year-old specially trained yellow Lab, and his handler, Julie Jones of Brewer, were called in to search for clues to the disappearance.
Argument for the canine ability to work aged trails and car trails
In November 2004, VK9 and another team were working a missing person case for the Sheriff’s Office in Harnett County, North Carolina. On the conclusion of that case, the teams were approached and asked if we would help the detectives with a cold case. A man’s body had been found alongside a rural road. He had been brutally murdered. The officers wanted to know if we could trail the man’s movements from the PLS in an effort to determine where he had been or where he might have been killed.