Specially trained dogs sniff out old human remains

Published on July 14th, 2009 | by Admin


I didn’t know this was possible, but specially trained dogs are now being employed in Washington to sniff out human remains over a century old. Who knew old remains still gave off scent?

“Historical human remains detection dogs” are specially trained to detect buried remains more than 100 years old, said Adela Morris, founder and president of the Institute for Canine Forensics, a Woodside, Calif.-based nonprofit organization founded in 1989.

The canines would trot and sniff through Beery’s 872-acre archaeological survey study area — a three-mile stretch from Ediz Hook up to and including the site of the former Rayonier pulp mill.

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