On September 17, 2022 CSD Members Suzanne Elshult with K9’s Keb and Kili, and Dan Merrifield with K9 Belle, passed their third party Canine Forensics Foundation Historical Human Remains Detection certification!

This kind of work requires fine gridding and dogs trained to be very methodical as they search for ancient graves and very old cold cases. Work is done in tandem with archeologists and historians along with utilizing special technology such as ground penetrating radar.

While K9’s Keb and Kili are also currently certified in crime scene human remains detection, this was K9 Belle’s first certification – achieved at 16 months old!

We are proud of the work done by these teams and we look forward to continuing on their journey with them.