“Drug dogs are trained on drugs, and cadaver dogs are trained on cadaver,” says Mary E. Cablk, a scientist at the Desert Research Institute in Nevada who studies scent detection. Training a cadaver dog requires regular contact with human blood … Link.

‘Cadaver dog’ sniffs out human remains Where’s a body buried? Buster’s nose can often tell you. He’s a cadaver dog, specially trained to find human remains and increasingly being used by law enforcement and accepted in courts. These dogs are helping solve … Link.

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.