Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Casey Anthony: Cadaver dog evidence...

A sniffer dog trained to detect human corpses homed in on the boot of Casey Anthony’s car and on a patch of grass in front of her dead daughter’s playhouse, a court in Florida heard today.

Gerus, a German Shepherd dog working with Orange County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit during the search for missing toddler Caylee Anthony in July 2008, indicated that he could smell human death in the back of Anthony’s Pontiac Sunfire car, and at a spot in the garden of her home in Orlando.

The canine detective, who is trained only to hunt for human remains and to ignore distractions such as food and other odours, twice gave his handler an indication known as a 'final trained alert' to indicate that it had pinpointed a scent source.

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