Cadaver Dog

BENTON, Calif. (AP) — Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools — canines that can detect even small particles of human remains. But proving what these dogs know isn’t easy. “If only Buster could … Link.

A cadaver dog searches for a body in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after tornadoes in 2011 Tom Pennington/Getty Images. Police on Thursday revived their search for Etan Patz, a 6-year-old who disappeared in 1979 en route to a New York City bus stop, after a cadaver … Link.

As many will have heard in the news over the past decades, the police are increasingly deploying the skills of specially trained dogs in the hunt for human remains – such as the search at a former children’s home on the island of Jersey and in the high … Link.

This is a rush transcript from “On the Record ,” February 26, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: There is breaking news out of Florida in the disappearance of five-year old Haleigh Cummings. Link.

They did not, however, find a body. Can you trust a cadaver dog if there’s no cadaver? Torie Bosch Torie Bosch is the editor of Future Tense, a project of Slate, New America, and Arizona State that looks at the implications of new technologies. Not really … Link.